Millions in lottery jackpots expire every year
If you are the ticket holder for the winning Massachusetts Mega Millions consolation prize with the numbers: 2, 7, 10, 16 and 29, we have some bad news for you. You have just missed your chance to claim $250,000. The jackpot expired Wednesday.
In six more days, on Aug. 3, a $900,000 jackpot is in danger of becoming little more than wishful thinking for some unlucky winner in Florida.
ABC News have found at least six other jackpots ranging from $10,000 (two in Arizona expiring Aug. 8 and Au ...
Jul 29, 2011, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
PA Lottery raffle ticket worth $1M set to expire this week
Time is running out for the holder of a Pennsylvania Lottery Millionaire Raffle ticket worth $1 million from the July 10, 2010, drawing to claim the prize.
The ticket and prize will expire one year from the date of the drawing, but because that date falls on a Sunday, it must be presented a bit sooner.
This is the only one of the four $1 million winning tickets sold in last July's Millionaire Raffle drawing to remain unclaimed, said Drew Svitko, Lottery interim executive director. We know ...
Jun 29, 2011, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum
Chicago man claims $9M lottery jackpot in the nick of time
A Chicago, Illinois, man recently came close to losing $9 million that he didn't know he had.
Irving Przyborski had bought a winning Lotto ticket which was due to expire at the end of the day on Thursday, but he found the ticket last week in a tax folder and claimed it just in time.
Przyborski had bought a number of lottery tickets a year ago and checked the numbers on most of them and they were not winners, according to Illinois Lottery spokesman Tracy Owens. Apparently, one ticket fell i ...
Mar 24, 2011, 12:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Ark. Lottery panel votes for changes to unclaimed prize money
The legislative Lottery Oversight Committee voted today to recommend a fix for a 2010 law change that Arkansas lottery officials say hampers their ability to maximize ticket sales.
During last year's fiscal session, the Legislature changed the state lottery law to add unclaimed prize money to net profits.
Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue said after the session that the change meant the lottery could not use some of the unclaimed money on efforts to boost prizes and sales in response to ...
Feb 16, 2011, 10:50 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. couple nabbed $1M lottery prize just before it expired
Just one day before their winning lottery ticket turned into a scrap of worthless paper, a North Carolina couple has come forward to claim their big million-dollar prize.
Erin and Raleigh Hill of Stallings, N.C., had held onto the winning ticket for months, despite lottery authorities' desperate attempts to locate the winners. Raleigh Hill, a baggage handler, told Lotto officials that when he learned he had won, he waited weeks to tell his wife Erin, who works for the federal government.
Feb 16, 2011, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. lottery ticket worth $1 million expires Wednesday
Odds are the N.C. Lottery is about to hit an unwanted milestone its first unclaimed $1 million ticket.
Someone bought a Mega Millions ticket in Stallings, hit all five numbers for the white balls on the Aug. 20 game and won $1 million. But the multistate jackpot prize has gone unclaimed. And if no one shows up with the ticket at lottery headquarters in Raleigh by 5 p.m. Wednesday, the ticket will expire.
We really do want to find this person, lottery spokesman Ryan Kennemur said Monday.
Feb 15, 2011, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed Pa. lottery prize worth $50K to expire
Time is running out for a Pennsylvania Lottery winner to claim a $50,000 prize.
The winning Quinto ticket from Dec. 10, 2009, was sold at Jean's in Schuylkill County.
Lottery officials noted Monday that the ticket and prize expire one year from the date of the drawing. That's in less than two weeks.
The ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn in exact order: 6-6-4-3-1. The prize is $50,000, minus 25 percent in federal taxes.
Expired prizes remain in the lottery fund. They're ...
Nov 30, 2010, 6:33 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery ticket worth $1M expired
Idaho Lottery officials say time has run out for someone holding a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.
The winning ticket was sold for the March 6, 2010 Powerball draw. The ticket was purchased at Huskey's in Irwin, Idaho near the Idaho-Wyoming border. The ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball.
Winners have 180 days to collect their prizes, and Thursday at 6 p.m. was deadline for the ticket holder to claim the $1 million.
Too many times we've seen players think th ...
Sep 6, 2010, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery prizes in search of owners
Every year, $9 million in Washington Lottery winnings go unclaimed.
Case in point: Someone bought a Mega Millions ticket earlier this month at a 7-Eleven on North 36th Street in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood but has yet to collect the $250,000 in prize money that goes with it.
Right now there's about $400,000 in prize money that can still be claimed before the deadlines imposed by the state are reached. A winner has 180 days from the date of a drawing to collect winnings.
A prize of $1 ...
Aug 30, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
$250,000 Mega Million prize may be forfeited
Illinois Lottery officials say a player who bought a second-place winning Mega Millions ticket nearly a year ago in Des Plaines needs to redeem the $250,000 ticket by month's end or lose the prize.
The second place Mega ticket for the July 31, 2009 drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Lee St. in Des Plaines. The ticket matched all five numbers but missed the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 17, 35, 44, 52 and 56 with a Mega Ball number of 22 and a Megaplier number of 2.
If the winnin ...
Jul 27, 2010, 3:36 am - Lottery News forum