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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — 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 the prize.

Lottery spokesman Andrew Reed said Monday that the deadline should have been Feb. 15, not Feb. 12, and that officials decided to extend it further due to the mistake.

The winning ticket was sold at a Meijer convenience store on the city's south side.

AP

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Posted: February 16, 2010, 9:31 am - IP Logged

i dont think the winner even noticed the ticket, all we know it could be in the trash

or lost and whatever

this is why

i think that  sense they just have the winnings setting in a bank account, collecting intrest for them selfs

 

if atfer claim time is over, and  no one claims,

they SHOULD  add it back into the same jackpot game it came form on the start of the next draw!

 

people  paid good money to grow that jackpot for their to be a winner, any REAL winner, 

plus the states would make make more money in sales for that next draw

 

its the one thing i hate about lotto rules,  no winner claim? alright its all ours hahahahaha

 

if i ever play a jackpot game, and i help grow that jackpot  i want A REAL WINNER,

if no one claims it,

i think i deserve a other shot ,just like ever one  else who helped grow  it!

lotto already got their like 50% of the cost of my tickets!

 

what scares me is some people buy lotto tickets and Dont check them!, it happens,

  my worst nitemare is a high pb or mm jackpot going unclaimed,

and all the states taking the money for them selfs!

 

i really think this wont change to we have a super high mm or pb jackpot go unclaimed,

and it makes headlines ever where, 200m + winner never shows up,

and their major public outrage at the lotterys taking the money for them selfs

not putting the money back into the jackpot game as they should

their nonething stopping them putting the money back into the jackpot prize pool for their next draw

thats whats makes me upset

    Raven62's avatar - binary
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    Posted: February 16, 2010, 9:32 am - IP Logged

    Indiana Lottery Players: Please check your Tickets: Claim this Jackpot before the Deadline!

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      Posted: February 16, 2010, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

      I guess I really should check that Indiana ticket I've got. I've been real busy though.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: February 16, 2010, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

        Hopefully, the owner of the ticket come forward. Otherwise, they are going to be out a lot of money.

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          Posted: February 16, 2010, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

          I really should collect my Indiana winnings... which I bought in Indiana... even though I've never been to Indiana.  Roll Eyes

          Chances are the person who bought the ticket didn't check his ticket correctly, never checked it at all, misplaced it, or just lost it.  There goes $2.5M or about $800,000 after taxes, quite a tidy sum.  Oh well.

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            Posted: February 16, 2010, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

            What is the rationale for limiting the days when a jackpot winner can collect?

            why can't they just impose fines but still allow a complacent brother get his dues?

            The lottery commissions are just crooks.

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              Posted: February 16, 2010, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

              How are they crooks? They give you 3 months to collect your money. If you are not responsible enough to hold onto your ticket or are just too stupid to check it. It's your fault if you lose the money.

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                Posted: February 16, 2010, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

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                  Posted: February 16, 2010, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                  maybe the alzheimers was kicking in.

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                    Posted: February 17, 2010, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                    i dont think the winner even noticed the ticket, all we know it could be in the trash

                    or lost and whatever

                    this is why

                    i think that  sense they just have the winnings setting in a bank account, collecting intrest for them selfs

                     

                    if atfer claim time is over, and  no one claims,

                    they SHOULD  add it back into the same jackpot game it came form on the start of the next draw!

                     

                    people  paid good money to grow that jackpot for their to be a winner, any REAL winner, 

                    plus the states would make make more money in sales for that next draw

                     

                    its the one thing i hate about lotto rules,  no winner claim? alright its all ours hahahahaha

                     

                    if i ever play a jackpot game, and i help grow that jackpot  i want A REAL WINNER,

                    if no one claims it,

                    i think i deserve a other shot ,just like ever one  else who helped grow  it!

                    lotto already got their like 50% of the cost of my tickets!

                     

                    what scares me is some people buy lotto tickets and Dont check them!, it happens,

                      my worst nitemare is a high pb or mm jackpot going unclaimed,

                    and all the states taking the money for them selfs!

                     

                    i really think this wont change to we have a super high mm or pb jackpot go unclaimed,

                    and it makes headlines ever where, 200m + winner never shows up,

                    and their major public outrage at the lotterys taking the money for them selfs

                    not putting the money back into the jackpot game as they should

                    their nonething stopping them putting the money back into the jackpot prize pool for their next draw

                    thats whats makes me upset

                    I think there is gonna be a 200 million jackpot that's gonna go unclaimed this year and it was a MM jackpot won in Shenandoah, VA on 10/16/09...... they havent claimed it yet so we will see when they will claim it before the 180 day time period is up.......

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                      Posted: February 17, 2010, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                      I HAVE MORE INFORMATION WHICH THIS ABOVE ARTICLE OMITTED:

                       

                      The "Hoosier Lotto" jackpot winning ticket for the Aug. 19, 2009 drawing was bought at a Meijer convenience store on Southport Road in Indianapolis.


                      Hey Indianapolis Meijer shoppers ... check your Lotto ticket! Peace Patriot

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                        Posted: February 19, 2010, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Could the winner be Jim695 of Indiana? Where is he?

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                          Posted: February 19, 2010, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                          Hopefully, the owner of the ticket come forward. Otherwise, they are going to be out a lot of money.

                          Just read a news article that they did come forward.

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