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$24 million winning NY lottery ticket about to expire

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By Todd Northrop

NEW YORK — There could be a millionaire walking around Manhattan who doesn't even know it, but they're going to lose it all very soon if they don't figure it out within the next week.

A $24 million lottery ticket from the May 25, 2016, drawing remains unclaimed and will be worthless after next Thursday unless it is turned in.

The winning ticket was purchased at Renu Corp Grocery & Tobacco located at 158 Church Street in Tribeca.

"A lucky New Yorker has a $24 million Lotto payday just waiting — but the winner has to act fast as time is running out," said Gweneth Dean, Director of the Commission's Division of the Lottery. "We urge New York Lottery players: Check your pockets. Check your glove box. Look under the couch cushions. If you have this winning ticket, we look forward to meeting you."

Prizes can be claimed up to a year after the drawing, which means the lucky winner has just about one week to come forward and collect the $24 million Lottery prize.

The winning numbers drawn were 5, 12, 13, 22, 25, and 35, with Bonus number 51?.  To win the jackpot, a ticket needs to match the six numbers drawn, but not the Bonus.  (The Bonus number is used to determined 2nd-prize winners.)

Lottery officials recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and contact them immediately. The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery's Customer Service Centers across the state.

The winner can also call New York Lottery’s Prize Payments Office for help at 518-388-3370.

If the prize is not claimed by May 25, 2017, the prize money will be returned to the prize pool for future winners. It is sometimes used to subsidize prizes for large jackpots, promotions and/or special one-time games.

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Posted: May 17, 2017, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

Geez. What's up with that?. This stuff gives me a headache.

Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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    Posted: May 17, 2017, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

    What about the business that sold the winning ticket?

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Chasing the Dream.
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      Posted: May 17, 2017, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

      Something's are just not meant to be. It's gonna be a heartbreaker for someone, if they ever found that ticket in a jean pocket a few days later.

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

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        Chasing the Dream.
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        Posted: May 17, 2017, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

        That sign is a bit much, but it's also publicity.You played, you forgot, we didn't. Come pick up your check, it's waiting for you.

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

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          Posted: May 17, 2017, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

          The winner may have said to themselves something like, "Why do I bother I never win anyway!" and did not care for the ticket. 

           I am sure that there are millions of reasons why this has happened.  Will it happen again?

          Bang Head

          Keep the good times rolling !!!  White Bounce

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            Posted: May 18, 2017, 10:46 am - IP Logged

            The winner may have said to themselves something like, "Why do I bother I never win anyway!" and did not care for the ticket. 

             I am sure that there are millions of reasons why this has happened.  Will it happen again?

            Bang Head

            LOL.

            That would NEVER be me. I'm checking my tix as soon as the draw is posted.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

              LOL.

              That would NEVER be me. I'm checking my tix as soon as the draw is posted.

              I Agree!  I hope that all LP Members take excellent care of their tickets. "You never know" 

               I understand how the players in the Eastern time zone may wait until the morning to check their numbers.

               No one can predict the future. Your numbers are just as good as the next persons. 

              Patriot

              Keep the good times rolling !!!  White Bounce

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                Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                Aahhhh shocks its not me lol well the hun continues!! 

                I got a shoebox full of tixs and reciept im gonna double triple check!

                Because Am Happy.!!

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                  Posted: May 18, 2017, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree!  I hope that all LP Members take excellent care of their tickets. "You never know" 

                   I understand how the players in the Eastern time zone may wait until the morning to check their numbers.

                   No one can predict the future. Your numbers are just as good as the next persons. 

                  Patriot

                  "Your numbers are just as good as some other player's ..." I Agree!

                   When in doubt think Gloria Mckenzie. The famous Lane Splitter! Not talking about riding a hog either.

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

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                    Posted: May 18, 2017, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                    "Your numbers are just as good as some other player's ..." I Agree!

                     When in doubt think Gloria Mckenzie. The famous Lane Splitter! Not talking about riding a hog either.

                    Thank You noise-gate for the reminder of Gloria MacKenzie.  Keep Hope Alive! 

                     These current Power Ball jackpots are becoming very interesting. 

                    Dance

                    Keep the good times rolling !!!  White Bounce

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                      Posted: May 19, 2017, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                      I sure hope that the Ticket holder comes forward before the expiration date.

                       Possibly, may have thrown the ticket away a long time ago. 

                      The date of the drawing is also in the winning numbers=5-25...Were these own picks or Quick Pick? 

                      "May The Numbers Be With Us All $$$$"....js1237....Sun Smiley

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                        Posted: May 20, 2017, 6:35 am - IP Logged

                        I hope the winner steps forward.

                        I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!


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                          Posted: May 20, 2017, 7:15 am - IP Logged

                          NY Lotto rarely gets that high and then the winner forgets their ticket, brilliant!

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                            Posted: May 20, 2017, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                            Dont Michigan/Minn or around there parts have a high rate of unclaimed jackpots?