N.C. lottery counts on millions in unclaimed prizes
The first night North Carolina residents could take part in the multistate Powerball lottery game, someone hit a $200,000 winner.
More than 11 weeks later, no one has claimed the prize.
It's a little-known fact that lottery games across the country keep millions of dollars in winnings are never claimed. The industry norm is that about 1 percent to 2 percent of prizes somehow fall through the cracks.
North Carolina lottery officials expect almost $9 million in lottery winnings will go un ...
Aug 21, 2006, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum
$200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon
A $200,000 winning Powerball ticket sold on February 25 in Skiatook, Oklahoma, is set to expire August 24th.
Oklahoma Lottery players who purchased a Powerball ticket at Mr. Bass, Inc. located at 4000 W. Rogers in Skiatook, should check their pockets and hiding places, because time is running out.
I'd hate to see this ticket go unclaimed, said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery. Someone may have misplaced it, or does not even realize they have a winning ticket.
Aug 11, 2006, 6:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed Tenn. lottery money to help after-school programs
The Tennessee Department of Education announced Tuesday $14 million from unclaimed lottery prizes is available for agencies to develop high-quality after-school programs for at-risk students.
The Lottery Education After-School Program (LEAP) uses remaining lottery funds for community-based and faith-based organizations and other public or private organizations.
We are excited to expand the number of valuable after-school programs with this additional funding, said Education Commissioner ...
Aug 9, 2006, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed $110,000 Michigan lottery ticket expires Monday
If you play the Michigan lottery and pass through St. Johns, check your glove compartment, your old pants pockets, your dresser drawers.
A Fantasy 5 ticket worth $110,000 expires at 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Find it today and you get $78,210 after taxes.
Find it Tuesday and you get zilch.
The ticket, with numbers 3, 5, 16, 23 and 28, was sold July 29, 2005, at Beck's Country Market gas station, 7525 N. U.S. 27.
We're telling all our regular players to look through their stuff, manager B ...
Jul 28, 2006, 7:05 am - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hurry to claim prizes
Oklahoma retailers have sold winning lottery tickets totaling nearly $110 million, but ten winners have yet to claim more than $102 million in prizes.
News on 6 anchor Tami Marler explains why they might be waiting to come forward.
You're 33 times more likely to be killed by a bolt of lightening than win a Powerball jackpot, but just five months into Oklahoma's participation in the 31-state lottery, a Broken Arrow Quik Trip sold a winning ticket worth $101.8-million.
It's not Oklahom ...
Jun 29, 2006, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed $800,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Expires Today
Today is the last day left in the life of an $800,000 Powerball ticket that was sold last December in Memphis, Tennessee.
As with all of the Tennessee Lottery's numbers-pick games, players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
Since the ticket was purchased for the Dec. 10, 2005 drawing, the ticket expires on Friday.
The Lottery encourages players who purchased a ticket for that drawing to check their pockets, keepsake boxes, mattresses, to be sure their tic ...
Jun 9, 2006, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
$853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires
One of two second-place lottery tickets worth a combined $1.7 million expired Monday, 180 days after a record Powerball lottery jackpot was drawn.
Sara Westerman, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Lottery, said no one claimed the ticket sold in that state by the 5 p.m. deadline.
The other ticket was sold in Colorado, where the holder had until midnight MT to claim the prize.
All day people came to talk about the ticket where it had been sold at the Hebron BP in Hebron, Ky., said Rahul Pate ...
Apr 19, 2006, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Man claims Powerball lottery prize just before it was due to expire
With only two hours left, Jose Luis Martinez of Roswell walked into New Mexico Lottery headquarters and claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize that was about to expire.
Martinez told lottery officials that he had carried the ticket in his wallet the entire 90 days, but never got around to checking it.
The deadline, 90 days from the date of the January 7, 2006, drawing, would have been April 7, at 4:30 pm, when the Lottery's claim center closed for the weekend.
Two days ago, Martinez and his ...
Apr 8, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum
$200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires
A $200,000 winning Powerball lottery ticket sold in New Mexico expired today, without anyone stepping forward to rightfully claim the prize.
That is not to say that the New Mexico Lottery did not hear from several people claiming to be holding the winning ticket.
The calls received by lottery headquarters included one person who said she was on her way.
New Mexico Lottery officials explained that this type of fraudulent claim is the key reason that most U.S. lotteries won't confirm that ...
Mar 10, 2006, 10:46 pm - Lottery News forum
$200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires Friday
Time is running out for the New Mexico Lottery player who may hold a Powerball second prize ticket worth $200,000.
The deadline for presenting the winning ticket is tomorrow (Friday), 90 days after the drawing. The Lottery's claim center closes at 4:30 pm.
An Albuquerque-area lottery retailer sold the ticket for the December 10, 2005, drawing. It is not known if the ticket purchaser lives in Albuquerque, elsewhere in New Mexico or another state.
Powerball players win $200,000 by matchin ...
Mar 9, 2006, 3:36 pm - Lottery News forum