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    Millions of dollars looking for a home

    Attention: Will the person who purchased Powerball ticket 9-11-13-24-43 at the Kum & Go store in Bartlesville, Okla., on June 27 please report to the proper authorities?
    Your ticket is worth $200,000 and expires Dec. 24.

    About $570 million in lottery prizes went unclaimed last year, according to a USA TODAY analysis of lottery data. That's nearly 2% of the $33 billion in prizes awarded

    Millions of winning tickets fail to get cashed every year, mostly small prizes on scratch-off tickets. Thousands of big winners, holding tickets worth $1,000 or more, don't collect their prizes, either

    At this moment, about 100 lottery tickets worth $100,000 or more are unclaimed and likely to expire. A dozen or so tickets worth $1 million or more are heading toward worthlessness. "If a lottery prize hasn't been picked up in three months, it probably never will be," Illinois Lottery spokesman Courtney Hill says.

    Illinois has an $11.7 million Lotto ticket sold July 28 at an Amoco station in Chicago that's unclaimed. The state also has three $250,000 Mega Millions tickets approaching oblivion.

    In Massachusetts, several scratch-off tickets worth $1 million are nearing expiration, lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld says. "It's kind of strange, but it does happen," he says. "People buy a ticket but don't scratch it off."

    Most lottery tickets expire after 90 days, 180 days or one year, depending on state rules.

    New York, New Mexico and Nebraska are among states that return unclaimed money to the prize pool. Most of the 42 states that run lotteries keep the money and spend it on education, economic development and other programs. The two multistate lottery games — Powerball and Mega Millions — return unclaimed prizes to the states based on the number of tickets sold.

    The biggest lost fortune: a $51.7 million Powerball ticket in Indiana in 2002. The biggest this year: a $31 million uncollected Mega Millions ticket from Queens in New York City.

    In Bartlesville, the lottery player has until Christmas Eve to claim the $200,000 prize. "It must have been someone from out of town, just passing through," says Mary Ainsworth, manager of the Kum & Go. "At least that's the rumor."

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    Re: Millions of dollars looking for a home

    A guy from around my home town won 2 or 3 million. He then divorced his wife and claimed the money 2 years later right before the deadline. Lol There's a thinker.

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    Re: Millions of dollars looking for a home

    I know $800 of it is mine in Kentucky. I had the winning "Pick 3" ticket and left it in my pants which my wife washed.
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    Re: Millions of dollars looking for a home

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:

    Attention: Will the person who purchased Powerball ticket 9-11-13-24-43 at the Kum & Go store in Bartlesville, Okla., on June 27 please report to the proper authorities?
    Porn shops sell Powerball tickets now?
    :-

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    Re: Millions of dollars looking for a home

    "singersp" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:

    Attention: Will the person who purchased Powerball ticket 9-11-13-24-43 at the Kum & Go store in Bartlesville, Okla., on June 27 please report to the proper authorities?
    Porn shops sell Powerball tickets now?
    :-\
    LOL, it's a real convenience store




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