Minnesota woman beats deadline, claims $50K lottery prize
Another ticket, however, goes poof
With barely a day to spare, a southern Minnesota woman showed up at the state's lottery headquarters in Roseville and claimed her $50,000 prize. Another person in the same situation, however, is out of luck.
Debra Newman of Austin had the good fortune to arrive Thursday to cash in the Powerball ticket, which she bought on Jan. 13, 2016. Its value would have plummeted to $0 if she had arrived after 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th.
Of the 12 $50,000 winning ti ...
Jan 17, 2017, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery looking for $7.5M Mega Millions winner
Georgia Lottery officials are trying to solve the case of the missing millionaire. Half of a $15 million jackpot won in Georgia remains unclaimed.
The outstanding ticket, worth approximately $7.5 million, is one of two that split the July 22 Mega Millions jackpot prize.
Kroger #0634, located at 8876 Dallas Acworth Highway in Dallas, sold the lucky ticket. The second ticket that shared the jackpot prize was purchased in Virginia.
Georgia winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim ...
Oct 18, 2016, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Winning NC lottery ticket set to expire
A winning lottery ticket purchased in North Carolina worth $25,000 a year for life is set to expire next week.
Someone bought the Lucky For Life ticket at the Harris Teeter on N.C. 55 in Cary, North Carolina, on April 11, a Monday. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, which ends Oct. 7.
We're asking Lucky For Life players in Wake County to double check their tickets, said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. It takes a lot of luck to win, and we hate to ...
Sep 27, 2016, 10:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Three lottery tickets worth $50,000 each go unclaimed in Virginia
No one came forward to claim three separate Virginia lottery tickets that were each worth $50,000, so the money now goes to a state fund for educational uses.
The deadline to claim the prize money was Tuesday at 5 p.m., but no one came forward with the winning tickets, according to officials with the Virginia Lottery.
(See Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia, Lottery Post, Jul. 8, 2016.)
The tickets were sold as part of the $1.58 billion Powerbal ...
Jul 13, 2016, 6:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Deadline approaching for three unclaimed $50,000 lottery tickets in Virginia
Virginia lottery players: Better hurry and check your Powerball ticket from the historic $1.6 billion jackpot in January.
Three tickets in Virginia, worth $50,000 each, have not yet been claimed from that big drawing, officials said.
But the deadline to claim the prizes is fast approaching. Lottery officials said the tickets expire 5 p.m. July 12. In Virginia, winning lottery tickets expire 180 days after the drawing. So the clock is ticking.
Two of the winning tickets were sold in Nort ...
Jul 8, 2016, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Millions in prize money never claimed by NJ lottery players
While the New Jersey Lottery pays out well over $1.8 billion in prize money each year, players lose out on tens of millions more when they fail to claim their winnings.
In just the past eight years, about $317.7 million in payouts have been forfeited by players who fail to cash in their ticket within a year as lottery rules require.
While lottery players are more diligent in some years than others, there's been at least $33.9 million forfeited every year since 2008.
Winners have a year ...
May 23, 2016, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum
$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Wisconsin goes unclaimed
The Powerball ticket could be at the bottom of a garbage can. Or wedged into a glove compartment. Perhaps it went through the laundry, never to be seen again.
Regardless, the unknown holder of the ticket lost a lot of money. The ticket, purchased in Eau Claire in September, was worth a cool $1 million, but since it wasn't redeemed by the March deadline, the money goes toward property tax relief.
The winner did not come forward, said Stephanie Marquis, communications director for the Wisco ...
Apr 4, 2016, 8:03 pm - Lottery News forum
With $63M jackpot expiring today, Calif. Lottery sued by owner of damaged ticket
A man who claims he purchased the winning $63 million SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased in Chatsworth has taken legal action to be declared the winner as lottery officials continue their search for a last-minute winner.
The winning ticket for the Aug. 8 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven store located at 20871 Lassen Street and whoever bought that ticket has 180 days to claim their prize, Lottery Post reported.
The ticket matched all of the winning numbers: 1, 16, 30, 33, and 46, with Mega nu ...
Feb 4, 2016, 2:16 pm - Lottery News forum
$63 million California Lottery jackpot expires Thursday
Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone's winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials.
A winning SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased at a Chatsworth convenience store in August has yet to be redeemed at a California Lottery office, even though a deadline is fast approaching.
If the lucky winner fails to show up at a lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday, they will for ...
Feb 3, 2016, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
$63 million California Lottery ticket expires soon
State no longer publishes surveillance video of ticket purchases to find winners
A $63 million Super Lotto prize may become the largest unclaimed prize in California, but many prizes big and small go unclaimed every year, a spokesperson for the California Lottery Commission said Saturday.
Roughly $25 million per year in winnings are not claimed, said Alex Traverso.
So, it's quite a bit of money when you add it up, he said.
The lottery winner in Southern California still has not clai ...
Dec 17, 2015, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum