$17 million in Ohio Lottery scratch prizes unclaimed
Ohioans won $17 million and never bothered to collect their prizes.
The Ohio Lottery says that's the amount that went unclaimed from instant scratch-off tickets during the fiscal year that ended in June. Players have about six months to redeem winning tickets, and officials say about one out of every 50 was never cashed in.
Unclaimed prize money is kept in the pot to pay off winners who do come forward.
Lottery spokeswoman Mardele Cohen says if you have a scratch-off and aren't sure w ...
Jan 15, 2007, 2:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Time running out for $1.4 million lottery ticket
There may be millionaires among us, but their luck has an expiration date.
A Minnesota Lottery Gopher 5 ticket worth $1,489,175 is out there somewhere, and the holder has only a few days left to claim the prize.
Handing out checks is my favorite part of the job, said Clint Harris, executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery. I'd like to do that one more time before the 17th.
That's when the ticket with the winning numbers 4-12-13-24-35 will expire, one year after it was drawn ...
Jan 10, 2007, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. lottery counts on millions in unclaimed prizes
The first night North Carolina residents could take part in the multistate Powerball lottery game, someone hit a $200,000 winner.
More than 11 weeks later, no one has claimed the prize.
It's a little-known fact that lottery games across the country keep millions of dollars in winnings are never claimed. The industry norm is that about 1 percent to 2 percent of prizes somehow fall through the cracks.
North Carolina lottery officials expect almost $9 million in lottery winnings will go un ...
Aug 21, 2006, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum
$200,000 Oklahoma Powerball lottery ticket to expire soon
A $200,000 winning Powerball ticket sold on February 25 in Skiatook, Oklahoma, is set to expire August 24th.
Oklahoma Lottery players who purchased a Powerball ticket at Mr. Bass, Inc. located at 4000 W. Rogers in Skiatook, should check their pockets and hiding places, because time is running out.
I'd hate to see this ticket go unclaimed, said Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery. Someone may have misplaced it, or does not even realize they have a winning ticket.
Aug 11, 2006, 6:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed Tenn. lottery money to help after-school programs
The Tennessee Department of Education announced Tuesday $14 million from unclaimed lottery prizes is available for agencies to develop high-quality after-school programs for at-risk students.
The Lottery Education After-School Program (LEAP) uses remaining lottery funds for community-based and faith-based organizations and other public or private organizations.
We are excited to expand the number of valuable after-school programs with this additional funding, said Education Commissioner ...
Aug 9, 2006, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed $110,000 Michigan lottery ticket expires Monday
If you play the Michigan lottery and pass through St. Johns, check your glove compartment, your old pants pockets, your dresser drawers.
A Fantasy 5 ticket worth $110,000 expires at 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Find it today and you get $78,210 after taxes.
Find it Tuesday and you get zilch.
The ticket, with numbers 3, 5, 16, 23 and 28, was sold July 29, 2005, at Beck's Country Market gas station, 7525 N. U.S. 27.
We're telling all our regular players to look through their stuff, manager B ...
Jul 28, 2006, 7:05 am - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hurry to claim prizes
Oklahoma retailers have sold winning lottery tickets totaling nearly $110 million, but ten winners have yet to claim more than $102 million in prizes.
News on 6 anchor Tami Marler explains why they might be waiting to come forward.
You're 33 times more likely to be killed by a bolt of lightening than win a Powerball jackpot, but just five months into Oklahoma's participation in the 31-state lottery, a Broken Arrow Quik Trip sold a winning ticket worth $101.8-million.
It's not Oklahom ...
Jun 29, 2006, 12:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed $800,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Expires Today
Today is the last day left in the life of an $800,000 Powerball ticket that was sold last December in Memphis, Tennessee.
As with all of the Tennessee Lottery's numbers-pick games, players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
Since the ticket was purchased for the Dec. 10, 2005 drawing, the ticket expires on Friday.
The Lottery encourages players who purchased a ticket for that drawing to check their pockets, keepsake boxes, mattresses, to be sure their tic ...
Jun 9, 2006, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
$853,492 Powerball lottery ticket expires
One of two second-place lottery tickets worth a combined $1.7 million expired Monday, 180 days after a record Powerball lottery jackpot was drawn.
Sara Westerman, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Lottery, said no one claimed the ticket sold in that state by the 5 p.m. deadline.
The other ticket was sold in Colorado, where the holder had until midnight MT to claim the prize.
All day people came to talk about the ticket where it had been sold at the Hebron BP in Hebron, Ky., said Rahul Pate ...
Apr 19, 2006, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Man claims Powerball lottery prize just before it was due to expire
With only two hours left, Jose Luis Martinez of Roswell walked into New Mexico Lottery headquarters and claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize that was about to expire.
Martinez told lottery officials that he had carried the ticket in his wallet the entire 90 days, but never got around to checking it.
The deadline, 90 days from the date of the January 7, 2006, drawing, would have been April 7, at 4:30 pm, when the Lottery's claim center closed for the weekend.
Two days ago, Martinez and his ...
Apr 8, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum