$16 million Florida Powerball lottery ticket expires Thursday
Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people.
But losing a fortune by letting those lottery winnings expire is a nightmare and that's what will happen Thursday if someone doesn't claim the ticket bought in May at a suburban Tampa, Fla., convenience store.
Lottery officials say this will be the largest unclaimed jackpot in Florida since 2003, when someone didn't claim $53 million in the Florida Lotto game.
Neighborhood residents who have been following the lack of a ...
Nov 20, 2013, 5:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Despite publishing surveillance photos, Calif. Lottery fails to find winner
Despite months of trying to track him down, a mystery Lotto player in Los Angeles didn't claim his prize worth nearly half a million dollars by the deadline Monday evening.
But there's still a chance the lucky winner will pocket the $465,539 prize, according to a California Lottery spokesman.
He could have mailed in his signed ticket to the California Lottery and as long as it's postmarked by Monday, he'll get his prize. But Lotto spokesman Alex Traverso said he's never seen that happen.
Nov 19, 2013, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. Lottery trying to track down big winner
By Todd Northrop
The California Lottery has released images from surveillence video of a man buying a lottery ticket, in hopes that someone recognizes him before the winning ticket expires.
The man in the video stands to lose a jackpot of $465,539 that he won in May, but if the lottery can't find him in less than two weeks, he'll miss out on the payout for good.
According to the California Lottery, the half-millionaire in waiting hit five of six winning numbers in the May 22 Powerball g ...
Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Indiana $1 million Powerball prize goes unclaimed
The champagne wishes and caviar dreams of the person in Indiana holding April's winning Powerball ticket will officially remain just those wishes and dreams, if not a nightmare after failing to claim their $1 million prize.
Indiana's 180-day window for lottery winners to come forward came to a close Monday for the unlucky soul who purchased the lucky ticket in the April 10 drawing at the Circle K in Jeffersonville.
It is rare, but not unheard of, that a prize of such magnitude goes unclai ...
Oct 11, 2013, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million southern Indiana Powerball prize to expire
Winning ticket purchased in April at Circle K in Jeffersonville
Do you remember what you were doing April 10 of this year? If you were in Southern Indiana six months ago and purchased a Powerball ticket, you might want to drag out your spring jacket and check the pockets.
A $1 million Powerball prize won in the Hoosier state in the April 10 drawing is about to expire. The ticket was purchased at Circle K at 3830 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Ind., just across the Ohio River from Louisvil ...
Oct 1, 2013, 7:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Good Samaritan may get unclaimed lotto jackpot in Spain
Includes audio report
A city in northwest Spain issued a rather unusual lost-and-found notice this week:
FOUND: A lottery ticket bought more than a year ago, which entitles the owner to an unclaimed $6.3 million jackpot.
LOST: The ticket's owner.
From its El Gordo ( The Fat One ) Christmas lottery, to the summertime EuroMillions drawing, Spain is a country obsessed with playing the lottery especially in a dismal economy.
With unemployment above 27 percent, many Spaniards figure th ...
Sep 20, 2013, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5
New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.
The Mega Millions ticket is a second tier winner from the October 5, 2012 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Wegman s, 55 Route 9 South, Manalapan in Monmouth County.
The winning numbers for that drawing are 08, 09, 16, 32 and 39, with Mega Ball number 15. ...
Sep 11, 2013, 5:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket to expire
Check your pockets, look under your couch, search your car, claim your million dollar grand prize before it's too late.
1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23? are the million-dollar numbers from the drawing Aug. 25, 2012, but the owner of the winning ticket still remains a mystery. The ticketholder has until August 25 to step forward or forfeit the money to a prize pool for future winners.
Ralph Alfalahi has put up signs on both entrances of his Playland Market, a Rye deli that sold the winning ticke ...
Aug 17, 2013, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum
Inquiry in Iowa Lottery mystery touches Canada
Investigators seeking to unravel an attempted multimillion-dollar Iowa Lottery jackpot scheme have been in contact with Canadian authorities and are looking into people who may have been involved, an agent said Thursday.
Special Agent in Charge Patrick Townsend of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation confirmed his agency sought assistance from Canadian law enforcement early in the 18-month investigation into a withdrawn claim for a $14.3 million Hot Lotto jackpot.
(See $14.3 million ...
Jul 26, 2013, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum
5 Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots still unclaimed
Somewhere out there are five tickets that recently won five major jackpots, including one in Philadelphia and another in South Jersey.
It's not surprising that Philadelphia's waiting to find out the identity of the lucky soul who scored a $131.5 million Powerball jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased just 10 days ago at Federal Beer in Point Breeze. The winning numbers: 13, 19, 23, 33 and 57, with Powerball number 28.
After all, lottery winners are often advised to first sign the ticke ...
Jul 7, 2013, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum