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Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire

Lucky for LifeLucky for Life: Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire
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CARY, N.C. — A winning lottery ticket purchased in North Carolina worth $25,000 a year for life is set to expire next week.

Someone bought the Lucky For Life ticket at the Harris Teeter on N.C. 55 in Cary, North Carolina, on April 11, a Monday. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, which ends Oct. 7.

"We're asking Lucky For Life players in Wake County to double check their tickets," said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. "It takes a lot of luck to win, and we hate to see any prize go unclaimed."

The winning numbers for the April 11 drawing were 4, 12, 16, 20, 24, and 18. The missing ticket matched five of those numbers, good for second prize. The top prize is $1,000 a day for life.

The odds of winning the second prize are one in 1.8 million.

To claim the prize, the ticket must be brought to lottery headquarters on Yonkers Road in Raleigh by 5 p.m. Oct. 7.

The state lottery tries to get the word out when big prizes are in danger of going unclaimed, says spokeswoman Kathleen Jacob. The last time it happened was in June with a $100,000 Powerball ticket sold in Hendersonville, Jacob said, and the player saw a report about it on the local TV news and claimed the prize five hours before it was about to expire.

Still, sometimes big lottery prizes go unclaimed. In 2011, a Powerball ticket worth $1 million purchased at a convenience store on New Bern Avenue did not materialize before the deadline.

When that happens, half the money goes back into the prize fund for future games and the other half goes to the education fund.

Lucky for Life is a multi-state lottery game currently played in 20 states plus Washington, D.C. Winning lottery tickets must always be redeemed in the state they were purchased, even for multi-state games.

News & Observer, Lottery Post Staff

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Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: September 27, 2016, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

This store is not too far from where I live and I have purchased lottery tickets there but I rarely play Lucky for life Unhappy.

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    Posted: September 27, 2016, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

    People who buy lottery tickets need to treat them the same way they would treat cash.

    $25,000 a year for life is a lot of money to win and then not collect.

    The Meatman

    “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

    Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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      Posted: September 28, 2016, 1:19 am - IP Logged

      They still have Few days.

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: September 28, 2016, 5:09 am - IP Logged

          please let the ticket expire b4 they can claim it

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          Posted: September 28, 2016, 5:09 am - IP Logged

          They still have Few days.

          YEP THEY SURE DO! 

          I am PRAYING that whomever plays and has that WINNING Ticket collects their money before the Deadline!

          This is partly why I always keep our NON winning Tickets, the other reason is so when WE WIN we can take the losers off our Taxes.

          $25K a year would be certainly enough to give us the help we need & we'd probably still be under POVERTY LEVEL....

          Thud

          HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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            Posted: September 28, 2016, 5:12 am - IP Logged

              please let the ticket expire b4 they can claim it

            OH, NOW THAT'S JUST MEAN!!!!

            HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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              Posted: September 28, 2016, 7:42 am - IP Logged

              People who buy lottery tickets need to treat them the same way they would treat cash.

              $25,000 a year for life is a lot of money to win and then not collect.

              I agree. I bet that ticket is in the floor of someones car, or in the city dump.
              what a waste. I would have loved to had that ticket! wouldn't you?

              "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

                hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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                Posted: September 28, 2016, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                OH, NOW THAT'S JUST MEAN!!!!

                No Pity!

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                  Posted: September 28, 2016, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                  No Pity!

                  No Pity!

                  I Agree!

                  Hit With Stick

                  If they're too stupid to take care of the ticket or even check it, they don't deserve the money.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

                  A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)