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$24 million NY Lottery jackpot claimed 2 days before it expired

May 24, 2017, 4:42 pm

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The mysterious purchaser of a $24.1 million Lotto jackpot came forward to claim the winning ticket — just two days before it was set to expire.

The person, who has not yet been identified, saw news coverage about how the multi-million dollar windfall was set to lapse May 25, prompting him or her to search for the ticket at home, the New York Lottery said Wednesday.

The winning ticket — with the numbers 5, 12, 13, 22, 25, and 35 — was found among old tickets nearly a year after it was purchased from Renu Corp Grocery & Tobacco in Tribeca.

The lucky winner claimed the massive prize May 23 at the New York Lottery's Beaver Street Customer Service Center in Lower Manhattan.

His or her identity will be announced pending the completion of the Lottery's security background check.

The winner had a year to claim the jackpot — or else the cash would've been returned to the prize pool for future winners.

Thanks to eddessaknight for the tip.

NY Post, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

I was really hoping someone would! Congrats to them!


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    Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

    Good for them! 

    I could never not check my tickets for this exact reason. Million Dollar Paper in the washer or accidentally thrown out. Not on my watch. Wink

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      Posted: May 24, 2017, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

      Just in the nick of time!Thud

      Congrats!

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        Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

        I can just hear Yolanda Vega breathing a sigh of relief and another great photo op.

        So glad this will have a happy ending once and for all.


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          I can just hear Yolanda Vega breathing a sigh of relief and another great photo op.

          So glad this will have a happy ending once and for all.

          LOL Yooooo-laaaan-daaaaaa!

          Congrats on the iPad btw.

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            I can just hear Yolanda Vega breathing a sigh of relief and another great photo op.

            So glad this will have a happy ending once and for all.

            I Agree! with you Bleudog101. This is good news.

             "We are all in this together!" 

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              Posted: May 24, 2017, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree! with you Bleudog101. This is good news.

              Good news for the winner and bad news for the New York Lottery. I sincerely hope this is truly legit, and not just a ploy by the "winner" to avoid sharing with a spouse{in divorce proceedings} or some other people that might have a claim at the time of purchase. People can be "creative". WE SHALL SEE!

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                Posted: May 24, 2017, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                Well,given the size of that cardboard check which was half a city block, if that did not get the winner's attention, nothing would.Money in the bank, sweet!

                Let the spending begin.Dance

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                  Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                  Draw back to waiting too long to pick up the check is that you are not earning interest on that money - the lottery is.   

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                    Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:15 am - IP Logged

                    This could never happen to me because I dont save my tickets, and most certainly not for almost a year.  But, on the other hand I do check my tickets after the each drawing.

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                      Posted: May 25, 2017, 6:04 am - IP Logged

                      Yolanda gets another photo-op.  Somebody won $1 million on Powerball there last night.

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                        Posted: May 25, 2017, 8:52 am - IP Logged

                        I hope the winner takes the cash value option or the lump sum.

                        I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                          Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                          Yolanda gets another photo-op.  Somebody won $1 million on Powerball there last night.

                          Yeah that was me

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                            Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                            Were the winning numbers Quick Pick?

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