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Time running out for $7 million NY lottery winner to claim prize

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The buyer of a top prize-winning lottery ticket worth $7 million has just two weeks left to claim their windfall — or lose it forever.

A Brooklyn deli sold the $7 million multi-state Cash4Life ticket last July.

The purchase was made at the Milky Way Deli at 1669 Ralph Ave. in Flatlands.

It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing — meaning the owner has until this July 24 to redeem it.

If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said.

"Time is running out for the winner of this $7,000,000 prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward to claim it before July 24," said New York Lottery Director Gardner Gurney.

"We are urging players to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this $7,000,000 jackpot prize," Gurney said.

The winning ticket matched all six numbers the drawing last July: 5, 20, 35, 43, and 48, with Cash Ball number 3.

Lottery officials recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and contact them immediately at 518-388-3370.

The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery's Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Manhattan office at 15 Beaver St and the Long Island office at 45 South Service Road in Plainview.

"We encourage our players to always check their tickets as we have hundreds of prizes every drawing including $2,500 prizes and $500 prizes," added Gurney.

NY Daily News, Lottery Post Staff

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: July 10, 2015, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

Hopefully someone comes forward and claims the prize before it expires.

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    Posted: July 10, 2015, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

    That ticket is history. No one's coming forward to claim it l fear. Hope l am wrong. 

    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Posted: July 10, 2015, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

      At least it goes back in the pot, most states are so greedy they just keep it.

      JPs belong to players not states !

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        Posted: July 10, 2015, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

        Well it's New York, so the winner has probably won many times in the past and will win again in the future, so probably no big loss for them.

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          Posted: July 10, 2015, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

          At least it goes back in the pot, most states are so greedy they just keep it.

          JPs belong to players not states !

          That's exactly what I was gonna post.  At least it will eventually go to a player instead of into the state coffers to be wasted.

            Bondi Junction
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            Posted: July 10, 2015, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

            'It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing — meaning the owner has until this July 24 to redeem it.

            If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said.'

             

             

            I prefer the UK system, where unclaimed prizes are used to fund good causes.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

              Bondi Junction
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              Posted: July 10, 2015, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

              The buyer of a top prize-winning lottery ticket worth $7 million has just two weeks left to claim their windfall — or lose it forever.

              A Brooklyn deli sold the $7 million multi-state Cash4Life ticket last July.

              The purchase was made at the Milky Way Deli at 1669 Ralph Ave. in Flatlands.

              It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing — meaning the owner has until this July 24 to redeem it.

              If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said.

              "Time is running out for the winner of this $7,000,000 prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward to claim it before July 24," said New York Lottery Director Gardner Gurney.

              "We are urging players to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this $7,000,000 jackpot prize," Gurney said.

              The winning ticket matched all six numbers the drawing last July: 5, 20, 35, 43, and 48, with Cash Ball number 3.

              Lottery officials recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and contact them immediately at 518-388-3370.

              The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery's Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Manhattan office at 15 Beaver St and the Long Island office at 45 South Service Road in Plainview.

              "We encourage our players to always check their tickets as we have hundreds of prizes every drawing including $2,500 prizes and $500 prizes," added Gurney.

              If he/she planed by subscription this would not happen!

              We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                Posted: July 10, 2015, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                Dead  sad

                That money's gone fo ever

                  Bondi Junction
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                  Posted: July 10, 2015, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                  The buyer of a top prize-winning lottery ticket worth $7 million has just two weeks left to claim their windfall — or lose it forever.

                  A Brooklyn deli sold the $7 million multi-state Cash4Life ticket last July.

                  The purchase was made at the Milky Way Deli at 1669 Ralph Ave. in Flatlands.

                  It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing — meaning the owner has until this July 24 to redeem it.

                  If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said.

                  "Time is running out for the winner of this $7,000,000 prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward to claim it before July 24," said New York Lottery Director Gardner Gurney.

                  "We are urging players to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this $7,000,000 jackpot prize," Gurney said.

                  The winning ticket matched all six numbers the drawing last July: 5, 20, 35, 43, and 48, with Cash Ball number 3.

                  Lottery officials recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and contact them immediately at 518-388-3370.

                  The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery's Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Manhattan office at 15 Beaver St and the Long Island office at 45 South Service Road in Plainview.

                  "We encourage our players to always check their tickets as we have hundreds of prizes every drawing including $2,500 prizes and $500 prizes," added Gurney.

                  You can play Cash4Life by subscription in New York.

                   

                  NEVER MISS A DRAW!

                   

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                  To find out more, visit New York Lottery’s Online Subscription Center today.

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

                    Bondi Junction
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                    Posted: July 10, 2015, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

                    'It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing — meaning the owner has until this July 24 to redeem it.

                    If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said.'

                     

                     

                    I prefer the UK system, where unclaimed prizes are used to fund good causes.

                    In 2012 it was revealed that £75m a year remains unclaimed, equating to more than £1.4bn in total. And we’re no different to other nations, by the way; last year $2.04bn of lottery prizes went unclaimed in the US.

                    Camelot, for its part, tries to find the winners in various ways. Unclaimed prizes are announced after two weeks, identifying an area of around 100,000 people to preserve the winner’s anonymity. From then on it contacts local media relevant to where the ticket was purchased, sometimes using publicity stunts, taking out local adverts and using social media. But it doesn’t always work.

                    So what happens to these prizes, and the interest that accrues on them? Different nations have different ways of dealing with unclaimed money. In Canada any unclaimed prizes return to the original pot, meaning that the winnings are made a little larger every week.

                    In the UK? Very simple: It goes into The National Lottery Good Causes Fund.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

                      ekem6078's avatar - winter
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                      Posted: July 11, 2015, 1:26 am - IP Logged

                      This is sad.  It don't take that long to get lawyers and attorneys.  That ticket is history.

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                        Posted: July 11, 2015, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                        let it go unclaimed !!!

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                          Posted: July 11, 2015, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Sad if someone who managed to beat the odds doesn't claim it, but great that it goes back into. win win either way.

                          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                          The odds are about the same.

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                            Posted: July 11, 2015, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

                            This doesn't seem fair, with today's technology, most stores have cameras that could identify a winner.

                            I guess a small deli might not have a camera.

                             

                            Does this mean the store owner doesn't get a bonus for selling the winner? I hope not.

                             

                            And lastly, my nephew mentioned that he thinks an unclaimed jackpot should go to a worthy cause.....