Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tennessee Mega Millions Prize Remains Unclaimed

Tennessee Lottery officials are still searching for the holder of winning ticket from last Friday's (US) Mega Millions draw.

The ticket is worth a life-changing $61 million and if the winner is found they will be the first Tennessee Mega Millions winner since the game first came to the state in 2010.

The winner has 180 days to come forward and claim their prize, but although it is unlikely a prize of this magnitude will fail to be claimed, Tennessee Lottery CEO, Rebecca Hargrove, says millions of dollars in smaller prizes go unclaimed each year. She attributes this to occasional lottery players who are attracted by unusually large jackpots and fail to check their ticket when they see the Jackpot has been won in another state.