$2.5M Indiana lottery ticket found in the nick of time
Eric White didn't realize he'd left $2.5 million sitting on the desk in the office in his Indianapolis home for six months.
On Friday, he and his wife, Lori, cashed in, beating the odds by turning in the winning Hoosier Lotto ticket from the Aug. 19 drawing a week after the lottery officials said the prize wouldn't be awarded because the 180-day deadline had passed. Officials extended the deadline to Feb. 22 after saying the date had been miscalculated.
Lori White, 38, said she sent her hu ...
Feb 20, 2010, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner has days to collect millions
Indiana lottery officials say they miscalculated the deadline to collect the winnings from a $2.5 million jackpot ticket, and are allowing more time for the winner to come forward.
The Hoosier Lottery office says the deadline for claiming the jackpot from the Aug. 19 drawing has been extended until Feb. 22.
Lottery officials had said the jackpot expired as of 5 p.m. Friday, but now say that was incorrect because the day of the drawing was mistakenly included in the 180-day limit to claim t ...
Feb 16, 2010, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum
Md. man claims $250K prize 1 day before deadline
An Elkton, Maryland, man claimed a $250,000 Mega Millions prize with one day left before he missed the deadline.
The 52-year-old man, whose name wasn't released by Maryland Lottery officials last week, was preparing to pay his truck insurance Dec. 18 when he happened upon the ticket that was bought in June.
It's up for renewal every six months, the winner said of his insurance. I was putting the insurance papers in my console, and that's when I saw the Mega Millions ticket.
After find ...
Dec 28, 2009, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. teacher claims lottery prize 2 hours before it expires
With only two hours to spare, an Albuquerque teacher claimed a $10,000 Powerball prize scheduled to expire today at 4:30 p.m.
Chris Daskalos, a social studies teacher at the Albuquerque Talent Development Secondary Charter School, arrived at the New Mexico Lottery headquarters at 2:30 p.m. after clerks at the Chevron Redi-Mart No. 90 confirmed his ticket as a winner from the Sept. 16 Powerball drawing.
They said 'Hurry, hurry, you only have two hours,' Daskalos recalled. It was a squeaker ...
Dec 16, 2009, 8:34 pm - Lottery News forum
California Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $200K to expire Monday
A lottery ticket worth more than $200,000 that was bought in Coronado, California, remains unclaimed, and lottery officials yesterday warned that the prize will expire in three days.
The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold Feb. 4 at Avenue Liquor on Orange Avenue near Ninth Street, California Lottery officials said.
It hit five winning numbers 1, 27, 28, 35 and 40 but missed the Mega number, 6.
The ticket, which is worth $211,387, will expire at 5 p.m. Monday, officials said. If it is ...
Aug 21, 2009, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum
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