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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: April 23, 2009, 12:08 am - IP Logged

..jackpot to expire in FL?    A $24 million Florida Lotto ticket is going to expire on May 11.   It was purchased very close to where I live.

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    Posted: April 23, 2009, 12:27 am - IP Logged

    Did you go back and check all your old tickets?

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      Posted: April 23, 2009, 12:45 am - IP Logged

      ..jackpot to expire in FL?    A $24 million Florida Lotto ticket is going to expire on May 11.   It was purchased very close to where I live.

      Wow, $24 million dollars could go unclaimed. No Nod

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        Posted: April 23, 2009, 1:09 am - IP Logged

        How do these things happen? What?

        If it does expire, I hope the "winner" never finds out.  Can you imagine having to live with that? 

        I did a search for the largest unclaimed jackpot in Florida.  This is from the Florida Lottery website.

        Nov. 11, 2003 -

        The largest unclaimed FLORIDA LOTTO™ ticket, an estimated $53.7 million, ($30.1 million Cash Option) sold in North Bay Village, expires after the 180-day redemption deadline. A special one-time deposit was made into the EETF in the amount of $30.1 million.

        EETF = Educational Enhancement Trust Fund

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          Posted: April 23, 2009, 3:09 am - IP Logged

          Sad news indeed. I wish the winner, or soon to be would step up or that person will miss out on a lifetime blessing.

            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: April 24, 2009, 3:40 am - IP Logged

            Thank you, bytheshore!   Wow, I forgot about that one.   Shocking.   We've had discussions on this board about tickets that go unclaimed and it's really a shame.  I just want to win a pick 5!  Even a free ticket would be nice the way things have been going lately.

            dkjlaugh - I can't remember ever buying a ticket there, but that's a good idea, although I check my numbers every night.  The other day I couldn't find one of my Lotto tickets and was on my hands and knees searching for it.  I cleaned out my pocketbook and then I went outside and looked in my car.  I finally found it on the floor behind my desk.  Must have blown off when the air conditioner went on.  In other words, it's unlikely I bought the subject Lotto ticket.   However, I do plan to use a paperweight from now on! Smiley

            FL should really give players a year to claim their prizes, although I'm not sure that would make a difference or cut down on the number of unclaimed prizes.

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              Posted: April 24, 2009, 6:18 am - IP Logged

              Whomever won this is a fool, either for losing their ticket or not having had enough sense to check it or check it properly. Especially if it was someone from out of state..

              Maybe whomever bought the winning ticket died before they could claim it?

              You can't predict random.

                justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                Posted: May 12, 2009, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                Well, I have to give some credit to the Florida Lottery for trying its best to find the winner but, unless he/she was watching the 11:00 news last evening and ran to get the ticket validated, it expired at midnight.  Wow!  $24 million bucks.  In my blog I posted a video about the State of Emergency in a FL county where unemployment is 40% in some areas and familes have nowhere to go.  Maybe this is why reading about an unclaimed $24 million jackpot is so mind-boggling.  I don't talk about the lottery to my family, but I have a note in my safe deposit box with the rest of my papers that tells my sister to check my lottery numbers and where I keep my tickets in case I kick the bucket.   Yes Nod

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                  Posted: May 12, 2009, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Unless I kick the bucket within an hour of the drawing, the winning numbers will be high lighted on my lottery tickets and they will be on my work desk.  I usually buy my tickets within an hour of the drawings and either watch the drawing on TV or check the results on the internet as soon as they are posted and mark my tickets.Yes Nod

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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