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$200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon

PowerballPowerball: $200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon

A $200,000 winning Powerball ticket sold on February 25 in Skiatook, Oklahoma, is set to expire August 24th.

Oklahoma Lottery players who purchased a Powerball ticket at Mr. Bass, Inc. located at 4000 W. Rogers in Skiatook, should check their pockets and hiding places, because time is running out.

"I'd hate to see this ticket go unclaimed," said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery. "Someone may have misplaced it, or does not even realize they have a winning ticket."

The winning numbers for the February 25th drawing were 3-37-46-48-51 and the Powerball was 22. Powerball players should check their tickets for these winning numbers and if they have the winning ticket, they should claim their prize at the Oklahoma Lottery Commission offices before August 24th.

Oklahoma Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of a Powerball or Pick 3 Drawing to claim their prize. For a list of other unclaimed prizes, please visit the Lottery's website and click on Claim a Prize.

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bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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Posted: August 11, 2006, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

Hopefully whoever has it comes forward soon or they are going to be losing out on a lot of money.

Dance like no one is watching.

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    Posted: August 11, 2006, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

    I sure hope the place in Oklahoma that sold the original ticket will put up some reminder signs of the upcoming expiration in case the ticket holder is a regular customer. I assume they will.

    ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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      Posted: August 12, 2006, 10:34 am - IP Logged

      My pet peeve !!! uncashed tickets..

       

      Bang Head  Bang Head  Bang Head  Bang Head

       

                                     

                    

       

       

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: August 12, 2006, 11:58 am - IP Logged

        It's likely the winner did a quick check of his tickets and saw they didn't have the PowerBall and threw them away. 

        On one of my trips to Indiana to buy PB tickets I was asked to get some extra quick picks for a friend and his friends.  Before delivering their tickets I recorded them for comparison later to see if I was doing better or worst by picking my own numbers.  The day after the drawing I called my friend and told him the winning numbers so he and his friends could check their tickets.  Later I asked him if any of them had any winners and he said nothing worth mentioning, but when I checked my list of their numbers I found several 3+0 winners that I would have gladly accepted to help out with gas on my next trip.  They were looking to win big and threw the tickets away because they didn't match the PB.Bang Head

        I just hope they wouldn't have done the same with a 4+0 or a 5+0.  I assumed they knew how the game worked since we have MegaMillions in Ohio.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: August 12, 2006, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

          Ouch!  If the winner threw it in the trash, the finder had better keep quiet! and cash it!  LOL

            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: August 12, 2006, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

            Hey, DD, get your own Pet Peeve!!  Smash

             

            Seriously - doesn't it drive you bonkers?  Maybe it was in the guy's pocket and his wife threw his dungarees in the wash.  Could that be considered money laundering?  (groan) 

            I bet things like that do happen.

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              Posted: August 12, 2006, 11:41 pm - IP Logged


              $orry to $AY:

              No Claim!!!!!!!!!

              LOL.......................but, this one will "BITE the DU$T"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              PSYKOMO 

                bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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                Posted: August 13, 2006, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                It's likely the winner did a quick check of his tickets and saw they didn't have the PowerBall and threw them away. 

                On one of my trips to Indiana to buy PB tickets I was asked to get some extra quick picks for a friend and his friends.  Before delivering their tickets I recorded them for comparison later to see if I was doing better or worst by picking my own numbers.  The day after the drawing I called my friend and told him the winning numbers so he and his friends could check their tickets.  Later I asked him if any of them had any winners and he said nothing worth mentioning, but when I checked my list of their numbers I found several 3+0 winners that I would have gladly accepted to help out with gas on my next trip.  They were looking to win big and threw the tickets away because they didn't match the PB.Bang Head

                I just hope they wouldn't have done the same with a 4+0 or a 5+0.  I assumed they knew how the game worked since we have MegaMillions in Ohio.

                I don't understand why people would throw a ticket away that has some winnings on it even if is a few dollars.

                Dance like no one is watching.

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: August 13, 2006, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                  There are people who won't check their tickets unless they hear there was a big winner where they bought their tickets. 

                  In the case of my post, I drove to Indiana to buy tickets for myself and picked up extras for my friend and his friends so they knew I probably wouldn't drive back to Indiana just to cash in their tickets so they may have thrown them away.  They could have opted to save them for 180 days and if PB had another $200M+ jackpot in 180 days I probably would make another trip and cashed them in with my tickets.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                    Posted: August 13, 2006, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                    There are people who won't check their tickets unless they hear there was a big winner where they bought their tickets. 

                    In the case of my post, I drove to Indiana to buy tickets for myself and picked up extras for my friend and his friends so they knew I probably wouldn't drive back to Indiana just to cash in their tickets so they may have thrown them away.  They could have opted to save them for 180 days and if PB had another $200M+ jackpot in 180 days I probably would make another trip and cashed them in with my tickets.

                    I Agree!I know this is a bad analogy, but I'm comparing buying lottery tickets to getting a computer or a car. Lots of people have no idea how much memory they have or even the processor speed. I'm very far from being a computer expert, but I've taught some pretty smart people how to get online or defrag or even get an email address. I also know lots of people who haven't a clue how to check their oil or where to add windshield washer fluid even though they've own cars for 40 years. So basically I guess I'm saying that just because we understand these things, doesn't mean most people who buy tickets do. I asked a relative in MA to buy me some MM tickets on my birthday. I got an email the next day saying something like "my friend said nobody won so I guess I should throw them away."  She probably never would have thought about the lower-tier prizes. 


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                      Posted: August 17, 2006, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                      I wouldn't be happy if a jackpot winning ticket get expired, not a 2nd prize winning ticket. What happens if a 2nd prize ticket doesn't get claimed in Oklahoma in order to get expired?