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
£9.4 million lottery jackpot expires
A 9.4 million (US$16.2 million) UK National Lottery jackpot is going to good causes after the mystery winner failed to come forward by the deadline.The 180-day limit for claiming the 9,476,995 Lotto prize expired at 5:30 last night.It is the largest amount to go unclaimed since the National Lottery started over 11 years ago.The ticket was bought in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and Lottery organizers Camelot have made a concerted effort to alert people in the area about the missing winner.Now, t ...
Jan 3, 2006, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner has just 4 days left to claim $16 million
A UK Lotto multi-millionaire has just four days left to claim 9.4 million (US$16 million).UK National Lottery Operator Camelot yesterday appealed to the unknown jackpot winner to come forward to join the 125 new lotto millionaires created this year.The winning ticket, bought in July, bears the numbers 3, 12, 17, 36, 44 and 49.But if it is not presented to Camelot by 5:30 pm on January 2, the prize and interest of 211,000 (US$363,100) will be passed on to the Lottery's good causes fund.It i ...
Dec 29, 2005, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
$6 million in Illinois lottery prizes unclaimed
If you are a regular player of the Illinois Lottery's Mega Millions or Little Lotto games, your winning ticket may be right under your nose. Or in a coat pocket in the hall closet. Or being used as a bookmark in a novel.More than $6 million in prize money sits unclaimed the largest being a $900,000 Little Lotto jackpot drawn Oct. 2. The winning ticket was purchased at Dempster Mobil, 4002 Dempster in Skokie, with the numbers 3-14-22-24-34.While all of this year's Lotto and instant tickets have ...
Dec 26, 2005, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
Deadline Passes For Unclaimed $100K Lottery Ticket
Time, and luck, has run out for whoever bought a Powerball ticket worth $100,000 last summer at a northern Indiana gas station.Wednesday's deadline for redeeming the ticket passed with no one claiming their prize, which would have paid off around $75,000 after taxes, Hoosier Lottery officials said.The ticket, which matched five of six numbers in the drawing, was purchased at a D-Mart store in Lake County's Calumet Township for the June 18 Powerball drawing.Store manager Pali Singh said his custo ...
Dec 19, 2005, 7:18 am - Lottery News forum
Couple Claims $4.6 Million Lottery Prize With Hour To Spare
An Arvada, Colo., couple decided to check their unclaimed lottery tickets after hearing that a June 8 Lotto drawing had a $4.6 million unclaimed prize.Richard and Leslie Crosby went through their unchecked tickets and found the winning ticket. They verified the ticket at 11:17 p.m., less than an hour before the prize payout was set to expire. We are pretty dumbfounded, Leslie Crosby said Tuesday.The couple plays the lottery every Wednesday and Saturday, according to lottery officials.They chose ...
Dec 9, 2005, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
$100,000 lottery ticket to expire Wednesday
A Powerball ticket purchased in Gary, Indiana is worth $100,000 until Wednesday, Hoosier Lottery Officials said.A store here sold one of the 86 Match 5 winning tickets on June 18. But the Gary ticket is the only one that has yet to be claimed, said lottery spokesman Drew Griffis on Thursday.Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, but to collect this six-figure payout, the winner will have to travel to lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.The winner chose 5, 8, 10 ...
Dec 9, 2005, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Ticket Sold in Virginia Beach Worth $175,000 Expires Thursday
A winning Mega Million Lottery Ticket worth $175,000 is set to expire at 5:00pm Thursday unless the lucky owner comes forward to claim his or her prize.Official say the ticket was sold January 14th in Virginia Beach, at the Citgo located at 841 South Military Highway. The station is at the intersection of Military and Indian River Road.The winning ticket matched all the numbers except the Mega Ball number. The numbers for that drawing were 15, 19, 24, 40 and 47, with a Mega Ball number of 50. Th ...
Jul 13, 2005, 7:54 pm - Lottery News forum