Connecticut lottery players' prize claim period cut in half
From now on, Connecticut Lottery winners will have six months less time to claim their prizes, in a change expected to reap $6.1 million in unclaimed prize money for the cash-starved state government during the first year.
Effective Aug. 2, the Connecticut Lottery Corp. adopted a prize redemption period of 180 days, discarding the longtime claim period of 365 days.
Last year, $604 million in Connecticut Lottery winnings were awarded and $13 million went unclaimed, roughly in line with the ...
Aug 13, 2009, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum
$800,000 lottery ticket expires Wednesday
A winning lottery ticket worth $800,000 sold in Belton, South Carolina, expires this Wednesday, and the lottery has not heard from the ticket's owner.
The MegaMatch 6 ticket was bought about six months ago at a KMO store in Belton. The winning numbers in the Jan. 2 drawing were 4, 7, 17, 18, 25 and 28.
Winning tickets must be claimed in person by the end of the business day within 180 days of the draw date printed on the ticket. Claims are made at one of three lottery claims centers, locat ...
Jun 29, 2009, 1:31 pm - Lottery News forum
$200,000 Powerball prize awarded on day lottery ticket was set to expire
Mother urged winner to check tickets, having heard news of upcoming expiration
William H. Greer of Philadelphia is the winner of a $200,000 Powerball prize that was set to expire at 4:30 p.m. today.
At Choi's Food and Beer, 3987 Ford Rd, in the Wynnefield section of the city, they knew the ticket sold there that matched all five white numbers (but not the red Powerball number) from last year's June 18th drawing was still out there somewhere.
My mother saw the news about the unclaimed t ...
Jun 18, 2009, 10:30 pm - Lottery News forum
N.H. Lottery lottery for $1 million winner
New Hampshire Lottery officials are about to pull a scratch ticket from stores, even though one of the $1 million prizes is still unaccounted for.
Officials said 93 percent of the NH Millionaire's Club scratch tickets have been sold, but one of two $1 million winners hasn't been turned in.
Somewhere out there is a scratch ticket worth $1 million, said Rick Wisler, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. There's no more inventory in the warehouse. So either the winner is among the ...
Jun 2, 2009, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
$400K lottery prize claimed 'just in time'
Pennsylvania winner says ticket shoved in shoebox for nearly a year
A winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $400,000 sold in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, last year was set to expire today.
But just hours before the deadline, Lottery officials announced that a winner came forward.
Two weeks ago Pennsylvania Lottery officials started asking players to check their old tickets.
Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced that the winner is Brenda Stover, of New Cumberland, who validate ...
May 28, 2009, 12:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning Powerball lottery ticket expiring soon
Ticket worth $400,000 purchased in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
A $400,000 winning Powerball ticket from the May 28, 2008 purchased in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania remains unclaimed.
The ticket and prize will expire on May 28 one year from the date of the drawing.
As of today, the ticket has not been claimed, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. We encourage players to check their old tickets in hopes the winner of this substantial prize will come forward to claim it before time runs out in ...
May 20, 2009, 7:24 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. store seeking owner of $2.5 million winning lottery ticket
Wanted: The winner of a $2.5 million Pick 6 Lotto ticket.
The Quick Mart on Washington Valley Road has posted a letter from the New Jersey Lottery congratulating the store owners for having sold the top winning ticket in the Dec. 29, 2008, Pick 6 Lotto drawing, but those who work there can't figure out who bought the winning ticket.
When people ask who won, we say, We have no idea,' said Tony Cirelli, a store employee.
The store still has the Pick 6 Lotto winning numbers posted on the ...
Feb 22, 2009, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
$100,000 Virginia lottery prize expires today
A lucky winner stands to net $207 million in Friday's Mega Millions lottery draw, but someone in Hampton, Virginia, faces losing $100,000.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the largest since Feb. 22, said Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty.
The pick-six numbers game is played in 12 states. The last winner, from Rockmart, Ga., received $42 million in October, Hagerty said.
Although lottery sales are down 3 percent over the same period in 2007, they have increased in recent days beca ...
Dec 12, 2008, 10:19 am - Lottery News forum
Time running out to claim $184,000 lottery ticket
California Lottery officials say time is running out for the buyer of a winning Mega Millions ticket at a Watts liquor store to collect the $184,000 prize.
The ticket was purchased at Astro Liquor, at the corner of South Avalon Boulevard and East Century Boulevard, before the April 25 drawing. The winning numbers on the ticket are 19, 32, 37, 45 and 52, and the Mega number is 41.
The 180-day claim period for the ticket ends in one week, after which the funds, if they remain unclaimed, will ...
Oct 15, 2008, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega lottery bucks go unclaimed every year
Imagine the luck: You beat the odds and hit the lottery. Now imagine this kind of luck: You don't even know it.
Of all of life's weird twists of fate, this is pretty high up there. You could be living in fat city, if only you had checked your ticket or saved it from your jeans pocket before doing laundry.
Last year, more than $600 million in lottery fortunes went unclaimed in the United States. That could build, like, half of a football stadium.
In California, $29 million went unclaimed ...
Oct 5, 2008, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum