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$19M N.J. Lottery jackpot goes unclaimed


Taken from Lotterypost.com:
The State of New Jersey became $10.8 million richer yesterday when no one came forward to redeem a lottery ticket worth that much from a Pick 6 drawing a year ago.
Lottery rules give ticketholders a year to validate winning tickets. The owner of the one winning Pick 6 ticket from the April 24, 2006, drawing had until midnight last night to claim the prize but failed to do so.
The ticket was sold at 24 Seven, a convenience store on Washington and Court streets in Newark. The numbers were 5-24-27-28-33-37.
Dominick DeMarco, spokesman for the N.J. Lottery, said most of the unclaimed money will go to schools and state institutions, with a much smaller percentage going to future lottery prizes and special promotions.
"At the end of the day it would have been nice to add another name to the list of lottery millionaires, but the flip side is the money's going back into the community and will do a lot of good," he said.
Had the owner stepped forward and decided to take the winnings in yearly installments, the ticket would have been worth $19 million.
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