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Third $1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed in Michigan this year

Oct 4, 2019, 9:07 am

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Michigan LotteryMichigan Lottery: Third $1 million lottery prize goes unclaimed in Michigan this yearRating:

Michigan residents apparently aren't checking their lottery tickets, as a $1 million prize went unclaimed on Thursday — for the third time this year, the state lottery said.

The lottery reported the ticket "expired at 4:45 p.m. and was purchased at the Speedway gas station located at 10070 Highland Road in Hartland." The money now goes to the state School Aid Fund, the lottery said.

In Michigan, Powerball tickets are valid for one year after the drawing date. (A list of lottery ticket expiration periods by state can be found on USA Mega's Ways to Win Powerball page.)

It was the third $1 million prize to go unclaimed in 2019 after two $1 million Mega Millions prizes went unclaimed in March and earlier this month.

But the three opportunities people missed to claim the $1 million lottery this year do not compare to the unclaimed prize missed in 1998.

The record for an unclaimed Lottery prize in Michigan was set in 1998 when a $34 million prize went unclaimed. The winning Michigan Lotto game ticket was purchased at the Meijer located at 1350 West Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing.

The Michigan Lottery does provide a sure-fire way to prevent players from overlooking lottery wins:  playing online, where a computer system checks their lottery tickets and notifies the player of wins.

The Michigan Lottery currently offers several draw games to Michigan residents to play over the Internet, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, and Fantasy 5.

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Posted: October 4, 2019, 9:20 am - IP Logged

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    Posted: October 4, 2019, 9:45 am - IP Logged

    Thanks to www.usamega.com for listing Michigan State tax at 4.25% in the Jackpot Analysis.

     Add 4.25% + 37% Federal rate = 41.25% total taxes on an annuity. On a Lump Sum the prize will be reduced some more.

     Before deductions and taxes.  $1,000,000.00 = 20 years X $50,000.00 per year.

     

     That little piece of paper has claimed $1.6 Billion dollars American. Players! Wake up. 

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Posted: October 4, 2019, 9:49 am - IP Logged

      It's so sad that $Billions of Lottery Winnings go Unclaimed:

      https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/05/news/powerball-mega-millions-unclaimed-winnings/index.html

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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        I think Sully should check her tickets!Big Grin Angel

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          Posted: October 4, 2019, 10:27 am - IP Logged

          l for one am not surprised. Michiganders have lots of disposal income, missing a million dollars here & there is no biggie.Sleep

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            Posted: October 4, 2019, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            It’s because no one even won $1 Million outside of state officials so how can any one claim ?

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              Posted: October 4, 2019, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

              Indeed, a review of Lottery Post's past news stories on the subject reveals many unclaimed prize stories:

              https://www.lotterypost.com/tag/unclaimed_prize

               

              Check the State Lottery Report Card
              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

              Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                Indeed, a review of Lottery Post's past news stories on the subject reveals many unclaimed prize stories:

                https://www.lotterypost.com/tag/unclaimed_prize

                Thanks Todd: Is Tag something new?

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

                Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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                  Posted: October 4, 2019, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I think Sully should check her tickets!Big Grin Angel

                  Thank you Vergie Lovies I check them twice then one more time to be sure.Hyper

                  Hi LP family, won't be posting for a couple days, Hurt my right arm.

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                    Thanks Todd: Is Tag something new?

                    Nope, it's been there as long as news stories have been published here — for more than 16 years.  (Which is a gold mine, since you can easily research topics with one mouse click.)

                    Look on the right side of any news story.  You'll see the tags for that story.  Click a tag to see more stories that use the same tag.

                    Or, go to the Tag Cloud (near the top of the Resources menu) to see and select from all the available tags.

                     

                    Check the State Lottery Report Card
                    What grade did your lottery earn?

                     

                    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                      Nope, it's been there as long as news stories have been published here — for more than 16 years.  (Which is a gold mine, since you can easily research topics with one mouse click.)

                      Look on the right side of any news story.  You'll see the tags for that story.  Click a tag to see more stories that use the same tag.

                      Or, go to the Tag Cloud (near the top of the Resources menu) to see and select from all the available tags.

                      Thanks Todd: I haven't seen Tag used before, so I thought I'd ask, but not before searching the Help Forum, and not finding any Reference to Tag or its uses.

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                      Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

                      Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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                        Posted: October 4, 2019, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                        You have to be in it to win it as the saying goes. But evidently being in it here and winning means nothing. Oh well!  LOL

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                          Thanks Todd: I haven't seen Tag used before, so I thought I'd ask, but not before searching the Help Forum, and not finding any Reference to Tag or its uses.

                          It's a common Internet thing (tagged news stories/searching by tag), so not really something I've focused on a help article about.  Here's a Wikipedia article that describes tags:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_(metadata)

                           

                          Check the State Lottery Report Card
                          What grade did your lottery earn?

                           

                          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                            Posted: October 4, 2019, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                            I always check my tickets so I know it was not me!😁

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