Everyone wants to become a Powerball millionaire, but apparently buying the ticket is just half the battle. To really win, you have to keep the ticket safe and check your results. One unclaimed Powerball ticket in Wisconsin was seemingly abandoned and its $1 million prize has just expired. Don’t let this tragedy happen to you!
Unclaimed Powerball ticket bids farewell
Eulogies are always sad, but saying goodbye to a $1 million prize really smarts. A Powerball ticket purchased at a Kwik Trip in Eau Claire, Wisconsin sadly expired last month. The ticket was for draw number 2015/76, which took place on 23 September 2015. It matched all five main numbers and was worth $1 million. Per Wisconsin Lottery regulations, a ticket owner has 180 days to claim their winnings. The ticket officially expired on 21 March 2016. The draw’s winning numbers were 8, 29, 41, 51, 58 and Powerball 5. Rather than fulfilling its purchaser’s dreams, the $1 million unclaimed Powerball ticket will help with property tax relief. How absolutely dull.
Whether the ticket was lost, thrown away or just forgotten in a drawer, it makes no difference now. For the sake of its owner, we here at us-powerball.com hope that they never find out that they were almost lottery millionaires. Unclaimed prizes of this magnitude are rare, but winning tickets for smaller amounts go unclaimed regularly. According to the Wisconsin Lottery, over $57 million in lottery prizes have gone unclaimed since 1997 and $2.2 million in prizes went unclaimed in 2015 alone.
An easy solution to missing tickets
Even if you’ve never set foot in Wisconsin, we know that your heart skipped a beat when you read the headline. Oh god, what if that were me? you thought as a shudder went through your body. Luckily the solution to lost, stolen or forgotten tickets is super easy. If you purchase Powerball tickets online through a reputable messenger service, you’ll never have to worry again! Your tickets will be scanned and sent to your account after purchase and will be kept in a secure safe. Each ticket in the system will be checked for you after the draw and if you win a prize, you’ll get notified and the money will be deposited directly into your account. The best part is that you can do this from anywhere in the world — no need to fly all the way to Wisconsin!