When one wins a million dollar lottery prize, you would normally expect excitement would drive them to make a claim within a month of the draw at most. The only exception was when the winner was not even aware he had won anything significant. That is just what happened in the case of Richard Watson of Missouri who only claimed his prize six months after the Powerball draw that saw his ticket entry match the first five numbers drawn but not the powerball.
Watson had apparently bought the winning ticket at Kum & Go store at 2050 Iowa Highway 38 and then kept it with a bunch of other unchecked tickets. Only when he received a call, and saw online coverage of a winning ticket in his area did he check.
Now Watson, who lives with elderly parents, wants to use the money to move the family back to Las Vegas.