The winning lottery ticket, purchased at Shop ’n Save in Canonsburg near Pittsburgh, perfectly matched the winning numbers: three, 11, 26, 29, 30, and 38. Despite this stroke of luck, the rightful owner has yet to step forward to claim their prize.
A staggering $2.26 million winning lottery ticket remains unclaimed in Washington County, Pennsylvania, following the Match 6 Lotto game draw on November 13
Pennsylvania lottery regulations stipulate a one-year window from the draw date for winners to claim their windfall. Failure to do so would result in the forfeiture of the $2.26 million prize. Shop ’n Save, where the ticket was purchased, stands to receive a $10,000 bonus for vending the winning lottery ticket. This instance underscores the substantial amounts of unclaimed lottery prizes annually, running into billions of dollars. Remarkably, there are similar situations elsewhere across the country.
In Iowa, a resident unknowingly holds a $2 million prize from an unclaimed winning lottery ticket following the October 7 Powerball drawing
Similarly, in Burbank, California, a fortunate ticket holder has yet to come forward to claim a $5.4 million Powerball jackpot. These instances highlight the necessity of responsible lottery participation. Even smaller prizes, such as a $50,000 reward from a winning lottery ticket sold at a Connecticut restaurant or a $100,000 prize in Arizona, remain unclaimed. It serves as a reminder for individuals to diligently check their winning lottery tickets after each draw to avoid missing out on life-changing winnings.