Checked your lottery ticket? $20M in unclaimed prizes
The Atlantic Lottery Corporation is sitting on millions of dollars in unclaimed prizes, according to the corporation’s recent financial statements.
The document shows more than $6 million was returned to the lottery’s prize fund last year because no one claimed their winnings before their ticket expired.
One person never came forward to claim their Lotto 6/49 $1-million prize.
One unclaimed ticket was worth $65,000 and another person lost a $100,000 tag win.
There is still more than $20 million in prizes that could still be claimed this year.
Scratch and win tickets never expire but all winning lottery tickets expire one year after their purchase date.