$800,000 lottery ticket now worthless
Winning Powerball ticket sold; buyer misses deadline to collect prize
A little more than six months ago, somebody bought a Powerball ticket at the Quick Mart at the corner of Cherry Road and Heckle Boulevard.
Somebody, somewhere, in the lint trap of a clothes dryer, or maybe on the floorboards of a pickup truck, has a scrap of paper that was worth $800,000.
That scrap is now worthless.
The window for claiming prizes in South Carolina is 180 days.
The unclaimed prize is the largest ...
Apr 25, 2007, 6:31 am - Lottery News forum
Only 1 day left to claim $19M N.J. Lottery jackpot
Time is running out to claim a New Jersey lottery ticket worth $19 million.
The person who has the single winning ticket for last year's April 24 Pick 6 Lotto drawing has until Tuesday to claim the prize, lottery officials said.
The ticket, with winning numbers 05-24-27-28-33-37, was sold at a 24 Seven convenience store in Newark last year. The store received $2,000 for selling the winning ticket, according to NJ Lottery spokesman Dominick DeMarco.
But there has been no movement wha ...
Apr 23, 2007, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum
NJ lottery winner has 2 weeks to claim $19M jackpot
Someone has a New Jersey Lottery ticket worth $19 million, and just 2 weeks to claim the prize.
There was one winning ticket for last year's April 24 Pick 6 drawing, but the year deadline to claim the prize is approaching quickly and no one has stepped forward, lottery officials said.
Somewhere out there is one very lucky lottery player, and we'd really like to meet them, New Jersey Lottery's acting executive director William T. Jourdain said in a statement.
The Pick 6 Lotto ticket, w ...
Apr 11, 2007, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Winning $250,000 lottery ticket to expire Monday
Virginia Lottery officials say time is running out for the person who bought a winning $250,000 ticket in Virginia Beach. That ticket is about to expire.
Someone bought a Mega Millions ticket for the October 17, 2006 drawing at Food Eagle at 2021 Independence Blvd. in Virginia Beach.
According to Virginia Lottery rules the ticket expires after 180 days, which will occur at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16.
The winning numbers for that drawing were 06-18-20-28-38, and the Mega Ball numb ...
Apr 9, 2007, 6:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Ct. lottery ticket worth $3.5 million expires
Officials Reject 200 Lost Ticket Claims
The dream of becoming a millionaire could be turning into someone's nightmare.
Connecticut lottery officials said no one has produced the winning ticket for a $3.5 million jackpot in the Feb. 14, 2006, drawing.
The winning ticket expired and is worthless, lottery officials said.
However, officials said if someone mailed it in and it was postmarked before the deadline, it would be honored.
Lottery officials and the Division of Special Reve ...
Feb 22, 2007, 5:46 pm - Lottery News forum
$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