The Powerball lottery team is back with a notification around the lottery players that still have not shown up to claim their prize money. The lottery officials are eager for the prizewinners to turn up and claim their prizes as some may expire soon. If any of the prize money expires, the money would be sent over to the charitable causes and the winner will not be able to claim anything.
According to the Powerball lottery officials, this scenario has been ongoing ever since the Powerball lottery was founded. Although, the number of unclaimed prizes used to be a lot in the past as no effort was made by the lottery officials to reach out to the winners.
The problem is that the lottery officials could not do it because there was no internet in the past. Secondly, not much technology was used in the formation of lotteries but as lotteries came to the online platform, things change drastically.
Now that majority of the people have internet access, it has become easier for the Powerball lottery to get in touch with players who are yet to show up and claim their money.
The lottery officials do not hesitate to use all the information they have on the players or the location of ticket-selling stores in order to create awareness.
With the above maneuver, the Powerball lottery has been able to reach out to many winners and has handed the prize money over to them.
This time around, however, the Powerball lottery has not heard a single word from these winners. Therefore, the lottery officials have shared all the information they have around these tickets so the winners can be identified.
This time, the Powerball lottery has revealed the details of winners from two particular states, the state of Illinois and Kansas.
According to the Powerball lottery officials, two different prize-winning tickets remain unclaimed. The first ticket was for the draw held back on May 16, 2020, and the final date of a prize claim is May 16, 2021.
The prize money won on the ticket was $100,000 after matching 4 out of 5 numbers plus the Powerball. The ticket was purchased from Circle K located at 2832 South Route 59 Naperville, Illinois.
The second ticket prize ticket is for $1,000,000 and it successfully matched 5 out of 4 numbers but no Powerball. The draw for the particular had been held on MARCH 20, 2021.
After the state of Illinois, now it is the turn of Kansas that had a ticket worth $50,000. The ticket won the prize money after matching four numbers as well as the Powerball. The draw for the game was held on February 13, 2021, and the particular ticket was purchased from South Central Kansas.