Check Your Lottery Tickets Before They Expire
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Almost 2 Million Dollars in California Will Soon Go Unclaimed, According to Unclaimedlotterys.com MESA, Ariz., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The odds of winning most lottery prizes may be long. But when your numbers do come in, the least you should do is claim your prize, something too many people forget to do, says Mark La Voy, founder of Unclaimedlotterys.com. Some $628 million went unclaimed in 2007, and La Voy, whose free Web site started this year, says more winnings are on track to be lost in 2008. "California is one of the worst states for people not checking their lottery tickets," La Voy says. "For some reason people in California are just too busy to check their tickets and every month hundreds of thousands of dollars go unclaimed." La Voy knows from experience. One day his wife handed him a stack of Arizona lottery tickets. Some, which were almost a year old, were actually winners. But La Voy was too late. All lottery tickets in Arizona expire in 180 days or six months after the draw date. "Not surprisingly, state lotteries do little to try and find the owners of unclaimed winning tickets," La Voy says. Currently, the site lists about half the states that run lotteries and unclaimed prizes in the U.S. of $10,000 or greater. La Voy also tries to find out more about the winning tickets, including when and where they were purchased, and whether the numbers were picked by the customer or done as a quick pick. Back in California, there is almost $2 million set to go unclaimed in the next three months. California lottery players have 180 days to collect their prize. If you played Mega Millions, Fantasy 5 or Super Lotto Plus lottery games in the last six months, visit http://www.unclaimedlotterys.com to check tickets. SOURCE Unclaimedlotterys.com Mark La Voy of Unclaimedlotterys.com, +1-480-251-5481, email@example.com
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