Many of us enjoy playing lottery games such as the US Powerball and US MegaMillions but never get the chance to win that life-changing jackpot. There are even those who are so unlucky that they have won the jackpot, but are yet to claim it.
Case in point, someone in the US has won the Californian lottery jackpot of $63 million, but that lucky person (whoever they may be) is yet to claim it. If no one comes forward to claim the ticket by 4 February 2016, the money is given to the Californian public schooling systems.
Six months ago, a winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold in a 7-Eleven in California. That lottery ticket was worth a cool $63 million according to the official state lottery. Now, if the prize is not claimed by 4 February 2016, the jackpot goes towards schooling. This will also be the largest ever unclaimed Californian lottery prize as previously $28.5 million went unclaimed. A spokesperson for the Californian lottery has said that as of 1 February 2016, no one has come forward to claim the prize with their winning ticket, so time is most definitely running out!
Unclaimed tickets are something of a trend in the US at the moment, as after a record-shattering US Powerball draw of $1.6 billion, three winners were chosen, yet only one has come forward to claim their immense prize. There is an unclaimed prize for a lottery ticket holder in California and Florida. Luckily, one out of the three have claimed their ticket, and that goes to a family in Tennessee who won $528.8 million and opted to take it as a single lump sum. Just a reminder: US Powerball players in California have only 180 days to claim their ticket, or the money is claimed by the State.