$400K lottery prize claimed 'just in time'
Pennsylvania winner says ticket shoved in shoebox for nearly a year
A winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $400,000 sold in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, last year was set to expire today.
But just hours before the deadline, Lottery officials announced that a winner came forward.
Two weeks ago Pennsylvania Lottery officials started asking players to check their old tickets.
Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced that the winner is Brenda Stover, of New Cumberland, who validate ...
May 28, 2009, 12:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning Powerball lottery ticket expiring soon
Ticket worth $400,000 purchased in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
A $400,000 winning Powerball ticket from the May 28, 2008 purchased in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania remains unclaimed.
The ticket and prize will expire on May 28 one year from the date of the drawing.
As of today, the ticket has not been claimed, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. We encourage players to check their old tickets in hopes the winner of this substantial prize will come forward to claim it before time runs out in ...
May 20, 2009, 7:24 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. store seeking owner of $2.5 million winning lottery ticket
Wanted: The winner of a $2.5 million Pick 6 Lotto ticket.
The Quick Mart on Washington Valley Road has posted a letter from the New Jersey Lottery congratulating the store owners for having sold the top winning ticket in the Dec. 29, 2008, Pick 6 Lotto drawing, but those who work there can't figure out who bought the winning ticket.
When people ask who won, we say, We have no idea,' said Tony Cirelli, a store employee.
The store still has the Pick 6 Lotto winning numbers posted on the ...
Feb 22, 2009, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum
$100,000 Virginia lottery prize expires today
A lucky winner stands to net $207 million in Friday's Mega Millions lottery draw, but someone in Hampton, Virginia, faces losing $100,000.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the largest since Feb. 22, said Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty.
The pick-six numbers game is played in 12 states. The last winner, from Rockmart, Ga., received $42 million in October, Hagerty said.
Although lottery sales are down 3 percent over the same period in 2007, they have increased in recent days beca ...
Dec 12, 2008, 10:19 am - Lottery News forum
Time running out to claim $184,000 lottery ticket
California Lottery officials say time is running out for the buyer of a winning Mega Millions ticket at a Watts liquor store to collect the $184,000 prize.
The ticket was purchased at Astro Liquor, at the corner of South Avalon Boulevard and East Century Boulevard, before the April 25 drawing. The winning numbers on the ticket are 19, 32, 37, 45 and 52, and the Mega number is 41.
The 180-day claim period for the ticket ends in one week, after which the funds, if they remain unclaimed, will ...
Oct 15, 2008, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega lottery bucks go unclaimed every year
Imagine the luck: You beat the odds and hit the lottery. Now imagine this kind of luck: You don't even know it.
Of all of life's weird twists of fate, this is pretty high up there. You could be living in fat city, if only you had checked your ticket or saved it from your jeans pocket before doing laundry.
Last year, more than $600 million in lottery fortunes went unclaimed in the United States. That could build, like, half of a football stadium.
In California, $29 million went unclaimed ...
Oct 5, 2008, 11:58 am - Lottery News forum
UNC Charlotte student wins $1M lottery jackpot
Mary Baker, a UNC Charlotte freshman nursing student, is one of the lucky winners of a scratch-off lottery game with a jackpot of $1 million.
The lucky student paid $20 for two scratch-off tickets at the Bloom grocery store near campus.
On the first ticket she won $10.
But on her second try, the ticket revealed that she was the big winner.
Monday, officials with the North Carolina Lottery presented her with a ceremonial check. Baker will receive 20 annual installments of $50,000.
Sep 8, 2008, 5:29 pm - Lottery News forum
$200,000 Powerball lottery prize goes unclaimed
One lucky Powerball winner from Kansas isn't so lucky after the deadline expired for claiming a $200,000 prize.
Kansas Lottery officials said they heard some real doozies last week from people trying to grab a share of the unclaimed riches, but despite that, Friday's deadline passed without the winning ticket showing up.
Just because none could produce the winning ticket, it didn't prevent at least 100 people from trying to claim the money as their own.
Some guy called twice I'm not ...
Aug 3, 2008, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Man throws away winning lottery ticket, but still collects
Lottery waits until 1-year claim deadline expires before awarding
Sometimes Lady Luck is slow-footed.
Degli Martinez, 55, of Queens, New York, claimed the biggest single Lotto jackpot in state history on Wednesday, a $65 million prize that took over a year and a police probe before he was allowed to have it.
It was a lot of pain waiting, said the 55-year-old Paraguayan immigrant at a lower Manhattan press conference. You never know whether you're going to get the money.
A maint ...
Jul 10, 2008, 8:53 pm - Lottery News forum
$100,000 Wisconsin lottery ticket going unclaimed
A Wisconsin lottery ticket worth $100,000 will be worthless if no one claims the prize in the next 10 days.
The ticket for the Holiday Millions Raffle was purchased more than six months ago in Neenah and was one of 10 that won $100,000 in a New Year's Day drawing.
But it's the only one that hasn't been used to claim the prize, and the 180-day claim period runs out June 27.
Lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage says officials are hoping someone just forgot about the ticket and can still claim ...
Jun 20, 2008, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum