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$2.5 million Illinois lottery ticket expires

May 4, 2004, 6:59 am

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Somebody out there just lost $2.5 million.

That's how much an Illinois Lotto ticket sold in a Calumet City liquor store on May 3, 2003, was worth -- until 5 p.m. Monday. Now it's worth nothing because the one-year time limit to cash the ticket has passed.

The ticket, with the numbers 03-23-28-29-38-42, was sold at Torrence Liquors, 616 Torrence Ave. in the south suburb.

If you find it in your wallet or drawer, maybe the liquor store will buy you a drink. Lottery agents collect their 1 percent fee (in this case, $25,000) whether or not the ticket is cashed.

More than $20 million a year in lottery winnings goes unclaimed. "I encourage everyone who has a lottery ticket to check it," said lottery spokeswoman Anne Plohr Rayhill. "Just because you didn't match all of the numbers doesn't mean you didn't win anything."

Most of the unclaimed money goes to school funding, but some goes into a Second Chance drawing.

Chicago Sun-Times

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Columbia,Pa
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Lets all raise our glass and toast the "Loser" Cheers!

Chas

    st.germain's avatar - Tarlor
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    CHEERS!!

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          I dont understand why some people play the lottery at all.Is it for the fun or what?As for me,i always sit before the television at the time of the draw to watch and moreover sign behind it and take it to the convinence store to ask for the previous result i have already watch the night before.So there is absolutely no way i can have the winning ticket and dont cash it in.Soo........ry winner loser.

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        Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the winner comes forward a few days later asking for their money.  Now that Connecticut awarded an unclaimed prize to the winner, several winners will be asking for their prizes after the tickets expire.

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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          Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on May 04, 2004


          Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the winner comes forward a few days later asking for their money.  Now that Connecticut awarded an unclaimed prize to the winner, several winners will be asking for their prizes after the tickets expire.



          The Connecticut State Representatives voted to give the money to Mr. Jackson. Then it was referred back to the legislature's Appropriations Committee. Even if the committee approves the plan both the House and Senate would have to approve the plan.

          That information is from the thread under "News" " Connecticut House votes to give jackpot to winner who missed deadline ", posted April 16.

          Do you have new updated information? If so please provide your source.

          If you don't have new info and source your statement is false.

          Chas