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Unclaimed Iowa lottery jackpot to expire Dec. 29

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cbr$'s avatar - maren
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Posted: December 2, 2011, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

BananaBananaBananaIt looks like somene needs to clean out a purse , a wallet ,desk, a filing tray- etc. any where you throw old lottery ticket and check again, in a hurry before this winning ticket becomes history. For their sake I hope they found it before Christmas and be the first people this lottery office sees the day after Christmas. So they can ring in the new year right!

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    Posted: December 2, 2011, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

    the sad fact is a lot of people just don't check their tickets

    so much money goes unclaimed ever year

    all lotteries have lots prizes that never gets claimed

    it's just like stores selling  gift cards

    that is the lots of money  are being put in these cards ends up never getting used

    this is why retail stores make a large profit it's not just the guarantee of the future purchase. It's money that never gets claimed

     

    It's just human nature for people

    you think they would use what they paid for

    but no they just don't end up using it or in this case claiming the money

    humans what can you do about us and are silly ways

    I wonder sometimes if were intelligent as we think we all are

    No bees, no honey.

      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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      Posted: December 2, 2011, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

      I keep mine in my wallet.And it's signed so nobody else can cash it.

      Ditto Thumbs Up

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        Winning makes me smile.
        bel air maryland
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        Posted: December 3, 2011, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

         I can't see anyone saving that big of a winner for this long. The ticket was probably lost or tossed out a long time ago unfortunately, but you never know...

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: December 4, 2011, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

          It's lying in a pile of paperwork and receipts on the dashboard of an older cabover truck.

          Trust me, I'm an Oracle.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: December 4, 2011, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

            I'll take it.

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              Posted: December 4, 2011, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

              If the winners had played by subscription, he/she would have received notification if a prize was won. And if the ticket is lost, it would be easier to prove ownership. This is why I like subscriptions.

              We all get a lot out of lotteries!

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: December 6, 2011, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                If the winners had played by subscription, he/she would have received notification if a prize was won. And if the ticket is lost, it would be easier to prove ownership. This is why I like subscriptions.

                A lot of us in the US don't like being registered for everything and being kept track of.

                There are some that want total government control of everything and everyone though.

                They're in power right now.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Posted: December 24, 2011, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                  This story is getting a lot of press lately but theres a bigger unclaime prize sitting in Georgia right now . its for over 70 million gor the June 26 powerball drawing. In georgia you only have 6 months to claim a prize. So if its not claimed by Dec 26 thats 73 million someone has looked over. Can you imagine finding this tickest a few days after it had expired. I really dont see how anyone could say how theyd react since this is something none has ever gone thru. Im sure my reaction would not be a very pleasnt one. I figure there could be some suicides mental breakdowns violent reactions and other bad things. Guess i dont have to worry about it since i was in Georgia last year