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Wisconsin $1M lottery ticket expires next week

Jan 24, 2017, 12:27 pm

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MADISON, Wis. — Time is nearly out for a Wisconsin lottery player to claim a huge win.

A winning $1 million Powerball ticket was sold on Madison's east side for the Aug. 6 drawing, Wisconsin Lottery officials said.

Once lottery numbers are drawn, winners have 180 days to claim their prize. To meet that deadline, the missing Madison ticket must be claimed at the Wisconsin Lottery's headquarters at 2135 Rimrock Road in Madison, by 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

"If the ticket is not redeemed by the deadline, the $1 million will be returned to Wisconsinites in the form of property tax relief," lottery spokesman Casey Langan said.

The winning numbers from the August 6, 2016 drawing were 20, 33, 36, 47, and 52, with Powerball number 12. The Power Play number was 3.

If the ticket expires, it won't be the first time. A $1 million ticket sold in Eau Claire in late 2015 expired in March of last year after the winner failed to come forward.

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Grantsburg, WI
United States
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July 21, 2016
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Posted: January 24, 2017, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

Just another lesson-ALWAYS check your tickets at a lottery retailer! Then collect your "after tax" winnings (for larger prize amounts-$2500. or more in WI.) Greg

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    January 7, 2015
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    Posted: January 24, 2017, 2:55 pm - IP Logged


    Folks in Wisconsin (and everywhere, really):

    Check your lottery tickets! 

    Don't be left out in the cold (literally).

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
               (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
    • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
      dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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      Member #82389
      November 12, 2009
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      Posted: January 28, 2017, 8:35 am - IP Logged

      I've always wondered if something has happened to the person hopefully they will turn up.

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        Green Bay, Wisconsin, US of A
        United States
        Member #177589
        October 7, 2016
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        Posted: February 3, 2017, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

        Any word on if anyone showed up to claim this ticket yesterday?  I tried looking on the lottery website but no news, and they're good at keeping us posted.  I don't mind getting property tax relief from this sort of thing, but I would rather have the money go to the lucky winner.

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          December 31, 2015
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          Posted: February 3, 2017, 7:23 pm - IP Logged
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            Posted: February 4, 2017, 6:22 am - IP Logged