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 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.