Monday, December 30, 2013

Ohio Lottery Players Fail to Claim $130 Million in Prizes

Speaking recently, a representative from the Ohio State Lottery admitted that over $130 million in lottery winnings have gone unclaimed since the summer of 2008. "We try to put in safeguards so that customers can conveniently check their tickets," Marie Kilbane stated. "Our ticket checkers, which are available at all of our retailers, will let you know if you've won and how much you've won."

Although most unclaimed prizes are relatively small, some Ohio Lottery winners have failed to claim six figure sums. "It is impossible to know why the winners never came forward," Kilbane continued, before suggesting that some tickets may simply become lost or get tossed out by mistake.