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$200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires

PowerballPowerball: $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 someone has come forward until the ticket has actually been verified.

The New Mexico Lottery claim center closed for the weekend at 4:30 without anyone having claimed the second prize Powerball ticket from December 10.

Both the Lottery claim center and many retailers across the state reported that the attention to this unclaimed prize was an incentive for players to bring in tickets from Powerball, Roadrunner Cash and other games, having them scanned and checked.

Unclaimed prizes are returned to the prize pool for future New Mexico Lottery games.

Saturday evening's Powerball jackpot is up to $62 million.

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starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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Posted: March 11, 2006, 4:00 am - IP Logged

rip snorter i swear you had this ticket. how could you let it go unclaimed? LOL

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    Sparta, NJ
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    Posted: March 11, 2006, 7:04 am - IP Logged

    Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

    Cheers

    |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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      Posted: March 11, 2006, 7:21 am - IP Logged

      Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

      rip was torn between keeping it displayed in a trophy case for all his visitors to see or turning it in for the money........

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        Posted: March 11, 2006, 7:29 am - IP Logged

        I have the winning ticket, I just could not part with it for only $200,000. Never saw a ticket with all the numbers like that match before, so I got it laminated.

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          Sparta, NJ
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          Posted: March 11, 2006, 8:12 am - IP Logged

          Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

          rip was torn between keeping it displayed in a trophy case for all his visitors to see or turning it in for the money........

          Whatever else Rip is, he is N-O-T stupid!  Only stupid people do stupid things.  Some times stupid people control their stupidity, but eventually it comes out by their doing something stupid or saying something stupid.  No matter how much you want to make it politically correct, stupid is stupid; not claiming $200,000 is S-T-U-P-I-D !  A dead person has more inteligence then the stupid person who bought that ticket!

          Cheers

          |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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            kent, washington
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            Posted: March 11, 2006, 8:19 am - IP Logged

            Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

            rip was torn between keeping it displayed in a trophy case for all his visitors to see or turning it in for the money........

            Whatever else Rip is, he is N-O-T stupid!  Only stupid people do stupid things.  Some times stupid people control their stupidity, but eventually it comes out by their doing something stupid or saying something stupid.  No matter how much you want to make it politically correct, stupid is stupid; not claiming $200,000 is S-T-U-P-I-D !  A dead person has more inteligence then the stupid person who bought that ticket!

            let it be known that now and forever forward i am not calling him stupid. i have much respect for the man. i just wanted to get a smile out of him because i know he lives in new mexico. let the record show this was just in jest. plus if i ever get down there he said he would buy me a cup of coffee.

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              Posted: March 11, 2006, 8:26 am - IP Logged

              Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

              rip was torn between keeping it displayed in a trophy case for all his visitors to see or turning it in for the money........

              Whatever else Rip is, he is N-O-T stupid!  Only stupid people do stupid things.  Some times stupid people control their stupidity, but eventually it comes out by their doing something stupid or saying something stupid.  No matter how much you want to make it politically correct, stupid is stupid; not claiming $200,000 is S-T-U-P-I-D !  A dead person has more inteligence then the stupid person who bought that ticket!

              let it be known that now and forever forward i am not calling him stupid. i have much respect for the man. i just wanted to get a smile out of him because i know he lives in new mexico. let the record show this was just in jest. plus if i ever get down there he said he would buy me a cup of coffee.

              i feel the same way starchild.rip would know i was being silly.he knows i'm a joker! i'm a joker,i'm a toker,i'm a midnight smoker or whatever way you slice it.rip would know i'm joking.he knows my sense of humor and it was a laugh thats all........

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                Sparta, NJ
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                Posted: March 11, 2006, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

                rip was torn between keeping it displayed in a trophy case for all his visitors to see or turning it in for the money........

                Whatever else Rip is, he is N-O-T stupid!  Only stupid people do stupid things.  Some times stupid people control their stupidity, but eventually it comes out by their doing something stupid or saying something stupid.  No matter how much you want to make it politically correct, stupid is stupid; not claiming $200,000 is S-T-U-P-I-D !  A dead person has more inteligence then the stupid person who bought that ticket!

                let it be known that now and forever forward i am not calling him stupid. i have much respect for the man. i just wanted to get a smile out of him because i know he lives in new mexico. let the record show this was just in jest. plus if i ever get down there he said he would buy me a cup of coffee.

                I NEVER meant to infer YOU were calling Rip stupid.  What I said was, not claiming $200,000 IS stupid, and Rip is NOT stupid.  He would claim the money. Perhaps I should have seperated the positions better.

                Cheers

                |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

                I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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                  Posted: March 11, 2006, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                  all i can say is peace. let the conversation string die.

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                    Posted: March 11, 2006, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Lurking

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                      Posted: March 11, 2006, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                      It is quite possible that the person died before claiming the ticket.  I read at this web site site that a woman was hit  by a car within hours of claiming her million dollar prize (I think).  Maybe the holder of this ticket never got the opportunity to claim it.  Anyway, more money to the pot.Troll


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                        Posted: March 11, 2006, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                        I guess you have only 90 days to claim a PB prize in NM. Iowa has the same time limit.

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                          Posted: March 11, 2006, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                          rip snorter i swear you had this ticket. how could you let it go unclaimed? LOL

                          HAPPY SATURDAY EVERYONE.....3/11/2006

                          LOLOLOL.....you really read my mind this time......LOLOOL..

                          That's exactly who I thought about when I read the story, as he is a resident of NM......LOLOLOL

                          But..RIP is much toooooo smart and sharp to let a winning Ticket get away from him...Wink

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                            Posted: March 11, 2006, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                            Additional proof that the lower the IQ, the better your chance of hold a winning ticket.

                            Chewie:

                            As I have a Masters Degree in Communications, does that mean, based upon your theory, that I may never ever win the 'BIG ONE'????...What?