Two Pennsylvania winning tickets set to expire

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two Pennsylvania Lottery winning tickets, a Quinto mid-day ticket worth $50,000 from the July 24, 2009 draw and a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 from the July 25, 2009 draw have yet to be claimed by any ticket holders, the Pennsylvania Lottery has announced.

The tickets and prizes will expire one year from the dates of the drawings, but in-person claims should be presented to the Lottery by Friday, July 23.

Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees said in a press release, “We encourage players who purchased Powerball and Quinto mid-day tickets last July to check shirts and pants pockets, shoe boxes, bags, envelopes and any other hiding places for old tickets because we’d hate to see these prizes go unclaimed.”

The winning Quinto mid-day ticket matched all five numbers in the order they were drawn, 6-2-3-6-7, for a $50,000 top prize.

The Powerball ticket correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 05-17-33-46-52, but not the red Powerball, 09, for a $200,000 second-tier prize.

The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages the holders of the winning tickets to sign the back of the tickets, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file claims within the next two weeks at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County, or at any of Lottery’s seven area offices.

Claims may be filed at headquarters Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices.

Because the prizes expire over the weekend, the last chance to file a claim in person will be Friday, July 23, at 4 p.m. at Lottery headquarters or 4:30 p.m. at an area Lottery office. For a claim received through the mail, it must be postmarked by Saturday, July 24.

Unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians.

source: Pennsylvania Lottery. PR Newswire

Published: July 13, 2010

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