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NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5

Mega MillionsMega Millions: NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.

The Mega Millions ticket is a second tier winner from the October 5, 2012 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Wegman’s, 55 Route 9 South, Manalapan in Monmouth County.

The winning numbers for that drawing are 08, 09, 16, 32 and 39, with Mega Ball number 15.  The Megaplier Multiplier number is 3.

Ticket holders in New Jersey have one year from the date of game draw to claim their prize. This $250,000 ticket will officially expire on October 5, 2013.

Anyone holding this winning ticket should contact Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5801 or visit a local Lottery retailer as soon as possible to file their claim.

The State receives a minimum of 30 percent of the unclaimed prize money annually to fund Lottery beneficiaries.  Special player promotions and Second Chance drawings, such as the Million Dollar Replay program, are also funded by the unclaimed prize fund, returning unclaimed winnings back to the Lottery playing public.

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maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
United States
Member #37433
April 14, 2006
2747 Posts
Posted: September 11, 2013, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

Its really sad.

That money's gone fo ever

    New Member
    United States
    Member #135849
    November 29, 2012
    4 Posts
    Posted: September 11, 2013, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

    The ticket is most likely lost.....this was 3 weeks befoe Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.

      lottoguysocal's avatar - atlantis dubai_1118783i.jpg
      camarillo, ca
      United States
      Member #132476
      September 4, 2012
      144 Posts
      Posted: September 11, 2013, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

      I hope it is claimed before it expires.  250K is nothing to slouch at.

        dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
        United States
        Member #82391
        November 12, 2009
        6290 Posts
        Posted: September 11, 2013, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

        I hope it is claimed before it expires.  250K is nothing to slouch at.

        I Agree!

        I Love Pink & Green 1908

          IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
          Columbus, Ohio
          United States
          Member #128906
          June 5, 2012
          591 Posts
          Posted: September 11, 2013, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, very sad... that's alot of money especially to a person in need.

            mightwin's avatar - questns

            United States
            Member #103786
            January 5, 2011
            486 Posts
            Posted: September 12, 2013, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

            michigan has listed six mega tickets still unclaimed for 250k a piece, plus over a million in unclaimed prizes for fantasy 5.................silly people!!!

              haymaker's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
              Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
              United States
              Member #112968
              June 29, 2011
              3854 Posts
              Posted: September 12, 2013, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

              Not me, not even sure where that neighborhood is !

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

                United States
                Member #132455
                September 4, 2012
                483 Posts
                Posted: October 8, 2013, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                I wonder if the winner was able to claim his prize? It's unfortunate if the winner lost his ticket, he could do a lot of things with his winnings. I hope players should take good care and keep the tickets they purchased.