|Posted: June 10, 2007, 1:09 pm - IP Logged|
What do you mean by "unclaimed portion?" A jackpot prize has either expired or it hasn't. I voted "No" like most members, since the player should know the rules before buying a ticket. However, I think that the time limit should be extended to one year in every state.
Edit: Never mind - I think you are asking something entirely different than I first thought. Do you mean this? ... A jackpot is $30 million. 3 people win. 2 only come forward and each get $10 million. So the remaining $10 just sits there waiting for someone to claim it. You are asking if that portion of the $30 million is never claimed if the other winner(s) should get it instead of the money going back to the lottery, right?
I think that's a good idea, or maybe they should have a second chance drawing and the lower tier prizes have a shot at it.