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Record Mega Millions jackpot still unclaimed

Mar 4, 2004, 4:30 am

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It's been 12 days since the single winning ticket for the $239 million Mega Millions lottery was announced, but no one has claimed the jackpot.

Officials of the 11-state Mega Millions lottery say the winning ticket was sold Feb. 20 at the Red Apple convenience store in Stephens City, Va., the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Penelope Kyle, executive director of the Virginia Lottery, said two mysterious "lawyers" called her office to say they represented the winner but they both have vanished.

Other than that, nothing has been heard from the ticket owner or owners.

Meanwhile, a news release from Kyle's office reads: "What can a person do with $239 million? Build a new lane in each direction on Interstate 95 from Newington to the Occoquan River ($68 million) and then drive on it with a fleet of 469 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertibles ($363,990 each)."

"We're running out of things to say," Kyle said of the releases they have put out daily.

By Virginia law, the winner has 180 days to claim the money.


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6 comments. Last comment 16 years ago by DoubleDown.
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United States
Member #1610
June 3, 2003
668 Posts
Posted: March 4, 2004, 8:46 am - IP Logged

It truly is 'The Waiti

... the lottery never fails to surprise!
    mayan27's avatar - Lottery-009.jpg
    United States
    Member #2426
    October 2, 2003
    84 Posts
    Posted: March 4, 2004, 4:49 pm - IP Logged


      Maybe the winner is playing a low profile to let the excitement die down before claiming prize to avoid too many pleas.

      United States
      Member #1759
      June 29, 2003
      1156 Posts
      Posted: March 4, 2004, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe the Winner doesn't know he won,lost the ticket or in jail.

        whodeani's avatar - lightening

        United States
        Member #2484
        October 9, 2003
        212 Posts
        Posted: March 4, 2004, 10:19 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by mayan27 on March 04, 2004


          Maybe the winner is playing a low profile to let the excitement die down before claiming prize to avoid too many pleas.

        Maybe old Jack Whittaker should have used this strategy.

        I just hope whoever this someone is didn't lose that ticket. That would be a truly once in a lifetime opportunity frittered away.

          repat's avatar - praying hands.jpg

          United States
          Member #3738
          February 16, 2004
          34 Posts
          Posted: March 5, 2004, 12:32 am - IP Logged

          With the big one like this,I wonder who could left the ticket at home  (or whereever) that long.It's not a smart move. Really no idea!!!!!                             

            Coastal Georgia
            United States
            Member #2653
            October 30, 2003
            1866 Posts
            Posted: March 15, 2004, 6:41 am - IP Logged

            This was the drawing that lottery officials rushed to NY to make an "dvent" out of and many, including myself were very skeptical of why.

            The conspiracy theorists had a field day with it, and lo and behold......over 3 weeks go by and no one comes forward yet.

            When I buy a ticket I know where it is and I assure you  I will not wait 3 weeks if I win. A week maybe, but not 3.......