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$853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires

PowerballPowerball: $853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires

One of two second-place lottery tickets worth a combined $1.7 million expired Monday, 180 days after a record Powerball lottery jackpot was drawn.

Sara Westerman, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Lottery, said no one claimed the ticket sold in that state by the 5 p.m. deadline.

The other ticket was sold in Colorado, where the holder had until midnight MT to claim the prize.

All day people came to talk about the ticket where it had been sold at the Hebron BP in Hebron, Ky., said Rahul Patel, 20, who works with his uncle at the station. Some thought they may have once had it, he said.

"They had a ticket and they lost it, or they opened their sunroof and everything flew off. ... We easily get 20 to 30 calls a day about that ticket," Patel said.

The other ticket was sold at a Conoco station in Littleton, Colo.

Each ticket was worth $853,492 and were bought for the same Oct. 19 drawing that garnered a jackpot of $340 million. That jackpot was claimed by a family in Oregon.

The winning numbers were 7, 21, 43, 44, 49 and the Powerball 29. Second-place prize-winners match the first five numbers but not the Powerball. Forty-seven second-place prizes were redeemed for the Oct. 19 drawing.

Unclaimed prize money is not unusual. In Colorado last year, $9,330,287 in lottery prizes went unclaimed, according to Kristen Shew, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Lottery. About $8 million went unclaimed in Kentucky.

In 2003, a $30 million Powerball jackpot sold in Indiana went unclaimed.

"Often times, people buy tickets out of habit, and those tickets accumulate in a drawer somewhere and they forget to check them, and you know - out of luck," Shew said.

Westerman says big jackpots attract people who do not usually play Powerball, so "they don't realize there are nine ways to win."

Unclaimed winnings are returned to the states that sell Powerball tickets. Kentucky will donate about $231,000 to the Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for college-bound high school students. Colorado will donate about $229,000 to outdoor, recreation and parks facilities.

Patel said the location of his station means the ticket could be anywhere. The Hebron BP is on Interstate 275, close to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

"Probably some traveler flew by and bought a ticket," he said.

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Posted: April 19, 2006, 9:20 am - IP Logged

  This ? has nothining to do with this article

  but; does anyone know where "chewie " is? I used to love reading his comments on various articles and it looks like his last reply was around march 10th . Hopefully he won the big one and doesn't have time to post anymore. Thanks for any info that you may have

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    What?What is this?  New Age Hieroglyphs?

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      the type is webdings

      Janet it says

      but; does anyone know where "chewie " is? I used to love reading his comments on various articles and it looks like his last reply was around march 10th . Hopefully he won the big one and doesn't have time to post anymore. Thanks for any info that you may have

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          This ? has nothining to do with this article

          but; does anyone know where "chewie " is? I used to love reading his comments on various articles and it looks like his last reply was around march 10th . Hopefully he won the big one and doesn't have time to post anymore. Thanks for any info that you may have

        GVILLE This is the last topic chewie posted too.

         

        http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/130302/558409?q=Chewie

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          HAPPY/UNHAPPY WEDNESDAY...4/19/2006

          I mean to say, depending on how you read this story....I DON'T BELIEVE IT...

          $$$$$$$853,000.00 How do you forget or lose that tickettttt......???????!!!!!! I DON'T BELIEVE IT....

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            Posted: April 19, 2006, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

            When I won Cash 5 here I didn't know until 2 WEEKS later when I was bored and going through some old tickets, checking them against my database on my Pocket PC. The day I played the ticket I was distracted by having <cringe> jury duty the next day. I had not even watched the drawing.

            Maybe the person that won heard that the jackpot was won far away thought "Ahhhh, I didn't win it" and didn't realize that they might have the lower 5. I won't toss out any tickets unless I checked them twice. People sometimes have piles of tickets they're too busy to go through.

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              When I won Cash 5 here I didn't know until 2 WEEKS later when I was bored and going through some old tickets, checking them against my database on my Pocket PC. The day I played the ticket I was distracted by having jury duty the next day. I had not even watched the drawing.

              Maybe the person that won heard that the jackpot was won far away thought "Ahhhh, I didn't win it" and didn't realize that they might have the lower 5. I won't toss out any tickets unless I checked them twice. People sometimes have piles of tickets they're too busy to go through.

              Happy Wednesday......"LL"

              i understand your point, but I couldn't possibly let months and months go by without checking the tickets especially considering how much was at stake. $$$$853,000.00...I don't even know what that looks like, lololololol.....but I know what I could do with it, if I won it.....

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                Posted: April 19, 2006, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                someone bought the tickets and threw them in the glove compartment and forgot them.......

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                  Posted: April 19, 2006, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Well whoever bought the tickets they lost out on a lot of money.

                  Dance like no one is watching.

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                    On the one hand, I feel badly for the person who some day might discover he/she threw away a lot of money. On the other, I think it's really stupid to spend money on a chance to win something and then not even bother to check if you've won something. Sorry if I offend anyone here, but maybe it's because I just checked both the Florida Lotto and Mega Millions and didn't get one single number. $853,492 would change my life right now.

                    When I won Cash 5 here I didn't know until 2 WEEKS later

                    Larry, Congrats to you! Wow!  What did you win?  BTW, I don't think 2 weeks is a long time. I always check within 24 hours, but at least you checked them within a reasonable period.  It's possible that someone buys a ticket and then gets sick or in an accident or has a death in the family, but most of the time I really think people just forget about them.

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                      Posted: April 20, 2006, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                      someone bought the tickets and threw them in the glove compartment and forgot them.......

                      4/20/2006

                      well now, "someone"  you really must not have wanted to win that pot of $$$$$$$$$$$, must be nice to just buy tickets and toss them.  Of course, if the police pull "someone" over for an alleged violation, then, you'd  had to reach into the glove compartment to pull out your Insurance, Title ect.....and ooopppppsssss....there's the tickets.....Now, "someone" I hope you learned your lesson.........lolololololol

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                        I may seem mean with this post. But, as far as im concerned, you dont deserve the $$$$ if you are willing to spend money on a ticket but not even check it. It just seems so pointless to me. Why even buy a ticket if you arent going to check it??????

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                          Posted: May 20, 2006, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Maybe the person who bought the ticket died, fell ill or had something horrible happen in their life. They may have also lost the ticket. Things like that do happen. Of course losing out on that much money would be horrible and I would kick myself if that happened to me.

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                            Posted: June 11, 2006, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                            someone bought the tickets and threw them in the glove compartment and forgot them.......

                            Well I am going to start checking those tickets when cars are detailed at that shop.. lol

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