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Anyone know of a NYS Lottery scratch off Game(s) has any game ended with top prize(s) left unclaimed

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Posted: September 30, 2015, 12:06 am - IP Logged

I know that there are experts here that could answer this question for me. Has any NYS Lottery Scratch off game ever ended with a top prize or top prizes left unclaimed. I am curious if anyone knows of a game or games where they ended and the top prize was never claimed.

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    Posted: September 30, 2015, 6:35 am - IP Logged

    I know that there are experts here that could answer this question for me. Has any NYS Lottery Scratch off game ever ended with a top prize or top prizes left unclaimed. I am curious if anyone knows of a game or games where they ended and the top prize was never claimed.

    the answer is yes - a recent example is the $2 triple win had 1 top prize outstanding when the game expired last month

     

    but the easiest way is if you go to the NYL instant game report, and you see black bold font for a game, that means the game expired in the last six months and there are top prizes outstanding

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      Posted: September 30, 2015, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

      Many games ended with unclaimed top prizes. I remember about $5 New York Gold, $5 Mother's Day 2013,2014

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        Posted: September 30, 2015, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

        Many games ended with unclaimed top prizes. I remember about $5 New York Gold, $5 Mother's Day 2013,2014

        maybe that is why NY didn't do a mother's day 2015 - what about tis the season where currently not a single top prize was even claimed

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          Posted: October 1, 2015, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

          I know the OP is specifically inquiring because of the 1 Million A Year for Life game. The problem with that game as you know is that a retailer needs to scan it as the self service scanners don't accept it. Because this game has a lot of numbers, it is very easy to miss something and throwaway a winner.

          On a number of occasions I've had tickets form this game where I thought was a loser only to check again with fresher eyes and find out it was a winner. I've also had occasions in which I thought I had only won $40 or $50 but after it was scanned by the retailer it turned out to be a $100 winner.

          I cringe to think that someone may have mistakenly thrown away a jackpot winner but it's not out of the realm of possibility and it has happened before with the $1,000 a Week game.

           

          Happy hunting!

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            Posted: October 1, 2015, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

            I know the OP is specifically inquiring because of the 1 Million A Year for Life game. The problem with that game as you know is that a retailer needs to scan it as the self service scanners don't accept it. Because this game has a lot of numbers, it is very easy to miss something and throwaway a winner.

            On a number of occasions I've had tickets form this game where I thought was a loser only to check again with fresher eyes and find out it was a winner. I've also had occasions in which I thought I had only won $40 or $50 but after it was scanned by the retailer it turned out to be a $100 winner.

            I cringe to think that someone may have mistakenly thrown away a jackpot winner but it's not out of the realm of possibility and it has happened before with the $1,000 a Week game.

             

            Happy hunting!

            those have codes on it still - ZAN is 30, ZFN 35, ZAP 40, FTY 50, HUN 100, FVH 500, and losing code loser or big winner over 600

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              Posted: October 1, 2015, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

              Where are those codes located?

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                Posted: October 2, 2015, 6:52 am - IP Logged

                think they by the serial number below the last line of winning numbers

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                  Posted: October 6, 2015, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                  It is very disturbing that for 2 years this game went without a winner and I am just wondering if the ticket was destroyed and/or lost in that time.

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                    Posted: October 6, 2015, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                    It is very disturbing that for 2 years this game went without a winner and I am just wondering if the ticket was destroyed and/or lost in that time.

                    who knows anymore - want to know what happened w tis the season last christmas where not a single top prize was claimed

                     

                    new games a week from today (don't know what they are yet)

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                      Posted: October 31, 2015, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                      This game is creeping to the end soon with less than 1/2 million tickets left up for grabs. I really think the likely hood of a winning ticket coming out now is more not likely than likely and that sucks for us die-hards who played this game from the start.

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                        Posted: November 1, 2015, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                        $10 Franklin's Fortune ended with 2 top prizes not claimed. What a shame for NY lottery!

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                          Posted: November 1, 2015, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                          $10 Franklin's Fortune ended with 2 top prizes not claimed. What a shame for NY lottery!

                          they still have 4 months to cash it (and there no 2nd prizes either) - extreme 8s same case w 2/4 not claimed (but many 2nd prizes left unclaimed)

                          tis the season the worst offender w all 4 top prizes outstanding as i have said in several other posts

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                            Posted: November 2, 2015, 6:52 am - IP Logged

                            I'm sure it's not like they can say that there's this many top prizes and then there not be....

                            Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                              Posted: November 2, 2015, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                              I never look at the codes. I save ALL my losing tickets and I pay my local retailer a couple of bucks to run the tickets through the machine to ensure it is a losing ticket. I probably have found about $500 dollars over the last 3 years in what I thought was losing tickets to be winners. BUT I do NOT leave the tickets. I wait, watch and verify they are losers or winners and get a receipt on winners to see how much it won for.