Connecticut $1 Million Powerball Prize Set to ExpireWednesday August 17th 2016
Connecticut Lottery officials are appealing for the winner of a $1 million Powerball prize to come forward before their reward expires on Thursday, August 18th. The winning ticket was purchased in Tolland County prior to the drawing on Saturday, February 20th.
Powerball players in Connecticut have 180 days to come forward to collect their prize or else they risk missing out, a fact that state lottery officials were keen to point out to local media. The winning numbers from the drawing were 11, 12, 15, 16 and 54, with 25 as the Powerball. The lucky player, who could soon find themselves very unlucky, is being urged to take their ticket to any Powerball retailer in the state or the Lottery’s headquarters in Rocky Hill, just outside of Hartford, before it is too late.
Meanwhile, Iowa Lottery officials are also on the lookout for a winning player who is yet to come forward. The lucrative ticket was purchased from the Hawkseye Convenience Store in Cedar Rapids and is worth an astonishing $2 million. Iowa Lottery representatives even took to visiting the store to raise awareness of the prize and reminded passers-by to check their playslips. The winner, who has until July 17th 2017 to make a claim, successfully matched all five main numbers and added the Power Play option to double their prize.
CNNMoney has reported that approximately $2 billion in lottery prizes go unclaimed in the U.S. every year, with around 114 Powerball players missing out on sizeable windfalls of $1 million or more last year alone. Many players will fail to check their ticket properly if they know that they have missed out on the jackpot, resulting in millions of dollars of lottery money going spare. Powerball players are encouraged to check their tickets very carefully before discarding them.
This evening’s Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $94 million, an incredible sum that any ticket holder would be mad to miss out on. To be in with a chance of claiming this massive prize, Powerball tickets can be purchased online from around the world or from any authorised retailer in participating states. Best of luck and don’t forget to check your tickets!