Someone Just Lost Their $14.6M Lottery Prize

Monday was the deadline to claim it in Arizona
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2019 10:10 AM CST
Lottery Has Never Had an Unclaimed Jackpot This Big
Arizona Lottery headquarters, seen in Tempe on April 12, 2019.   (AP Photo/Matt York)

If you forgot to check your ticket for the June 5 drawing of Arizona's "The Pick" lottery, don't bother. The holder of the ticket with all six correct numbers, purchased at a Circle K store in Goodyear, failed to present themselves before the 5pm Monday deadline, missing out on a whopping $14.6 million prize. "It's hard to see that not get claimed," a lottery rep told NBC News as the 180-day deadline came to an end. Spokesman John Gilliland said it was the largest unclaimed jackpot in the lottery's history, easily dwarfing a $4 million prize unclaimed in 1999. Some of the prize money will fund local programs. KTAR reports $835,000 will go to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, while $250,000 will go to a program benefiting Native American education. (More lottery stories.)

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