You could be throwing money away if you don’t check your lottery tickets. Believe it or not, lottery officials say each year, $2-billion in prize money is left unclaimed.
Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.
It is the fifth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The Powerball jackpot stands at $500 million dollars.
The Pennsylvania Lottery announced that the Powerball jackpot has increased to a staggering $485 million annuity value, or a $327.7 million cash prize, for the February 11th drawing.
People are snatching up Powerball tickets ahead of Saturday night’s drawing, when the jackpot will be an estimated $380 million.
Each winning ticket matched all five white balls, 15-16-23-27-36, but not the red Powerball 09 from the Jan. 17th drawing.
The ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven at 1801 S 4th Street and correctly matched all five balls, 22-31-38-47-48, but not the red Powerball 15 for a $1 million prize.
The Mega Millions drawing, which will be held Tuesday night, offers an annuity value of $321 million and a cash prize of $194.1 million, making it the game’s eighth largest jackpot on record.
Clean out those junk drawers and check your pockets, a Powerball ticket worth $1,000,000 is set to expire on October 23, 2014, according to New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger.
A Philadelphia resident could soon be $1 million richer.
State lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a northern New Jersey convenience store last year will soon expire.
Officials say this is the third major Powerball ticket sold in the state in recent weeks.
A Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Montgomery County.
Lottery officials say one jackpot-winning Match 6 lottery ticket was sold at Weis Markets in Norristown, Montgomery County.