Unclaimed $1 Million Lotto Ticket Sold In Texas Expires Soon
It's hard to imagine having a winning lottery ticket and not knowing it, but we do report these stories from time to time. That's right, a $1 million Powerball® ticket matching five numbers drawn for the Jan. 13 drawing was purchased at ALTX Management, located at 3630 Interstate 35 S., in Waco, it's a 1 million dollar winner but the prize has never been claimed. The ticket matched all five first numbers drawn (4-19-23-25-49), but not the Powerball number (14). The deadline to claim the prize is Monday, July 12 at 5 PM.
Check Your Pockets
If you find that ticket there's still time to cash it in, to claim the prize you have to make an appointment at a Texas Lottery claim center, you do that by requesting an appointment online at texaslottery.com/appointment or by calling 800-375-6886. Walk-in claims will not be accepted, and unscheduled claimants will not be admitted into any Texas Lottery facility.
The ticket holder may also claim the prize by mail. The ticket, along with a claim form, must be postmarked on or prior to the July 12 ticket expiration date and should be mailed to:
Texas Lottery Commission
ATTN: Austin Claim Center
PO Box 16600
Austin, TX 78761-6600
Please allow 6-8 weeks for mail-in claims to be processed.
“We encourage our Powerball players to take another look at their tickets, check the numbers again and if your numbers match, sign the back of the ticket and contact us to request an appointment to claim your prize,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
What Happens If No One Comes Forward?
A ticket holder forfeits any claim to a prize for a draw game after the expiration of the 180th day following the draw date. The deadline may be extended for a period of time for certain eligible military personnel. Unclaimed prizes revert back to the state for programs authorized by the Texas Legislature.