Double check those old tickets Wisconsin – because there are over $45 Million of lottery prizes left unclaimed.
Most of the prizes are for smaller amounts, but there are big prizes too such as a $1 Million winning Powerball ticket which was sold in Racine County back in August 2009. That one has now expired unclaimed though as players only have 180 days to stake their claim.
The $45 Million of unclaimed prizes dates back over the last 13 years, but this doesn’t even include scratch off tickets which would add even more.
A spokesman for the Wisconsin lottery, Andrew Bohage, stated they expect unclaimed winnings to rise in the region $3 Million every year.
Don’t leave your winnings on the table, make sure you always keep your tickets safe and check them after every draw. Otherwise you could be a big winner and never even realise it.