New York - Search For 12 Missing Lottery Millionaires In New York Underway
Last updated on: December 16, 2013 01:18 PM
New York - The search is on for holders of winning lottery tickets to claim their winnings before they expire.
The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1hdYbqV) reports that the Cuomo administration has initiated a giant effort to find the winners. They’re receiving help from number readers Yolanda Vega and Gretchen Dizer, who will begin the search on Thursday when they visit an upstate NY liquor store that sold a $1 million Powerball ticket that will expire next month.
Under lottery rules, winners have one year to collect their winnings before the money returns to the prize pool. The oldest outstanding ticket, bought Jan. 4 at Start Wines and Liquors in Monroe, will expire on Jan. 5, 2014.
A total of 12 jackpots equaling $1 million or more are unclaimed in NY state this year. Most of the tickets were sold in or around NYC.
The search begins as players are getting ready Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, with a jackpot of $550 million.
Here are the details for the unclaimed New York Lottery draw game tickets worth $1 million or more:
* January 5, 2013 Powerball drawing, $1 million prize, sold at Star Wines and Liquors, 475 Route 17M, Monroe, Orange County
* January 24, 2013 Sweet Million drawing, $1 million prize, sold at M & M Super Shoppe, 104 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, Rockland County
* February 2, 2013 Powerball drawing, $1 million prize, sold at C & C Discount, 221 East 167th Street, Bronx
* May 11, 2013 Powerball drawing, $1 million prize, sold at Shop Smart, 238 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
* May 15, 2013 Powerball drawing, $1 million prize, sold at Thriftway Church Ave. Drug, 1621 Church Ave., Brooklyn
* July 13, 2013 Powerball drawing, $1 million prize, Carry-All Wine & Liquor, 5507 Nesconset Highway, Mount Sinai, Suffolk County
* September 18, 2013 Powerball drawing, $1 million prize, sold at Royal Wine and Spirits, 2223 Avenue U, Brooklyn
* November 16, 2013 Powerball drawing, $130.3 million prize, sold at Brighton Beach Bakery, 117 Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn
* November 22, 2013 Mega Millions drawing, $1 million prize, sold at Boutique Bon Bon Inc., 1445A Richmond Ave., Staten Island
* November 23, 2013 Lotto drawing, $3.2 million prize, sold at A & H Becker, Inc., 60-37 Myrtle Ave., Ridgewood, Queens
* November 26, 2013 Mega Millions drawing, $1 million prize, sold at 7-Eleven, 311 Pond Path, East Setauket, Suffolk County
* December 9, 2013 Sweet Million drawing, $1 million prize, sold at Accent Lobby Store, 260 Reckson Plaza, Uniondale, Nassau County
If a “Missing Millionaire” is located, they are urged to sign the back of their ticket and immediately contact the New York Lottery at 518-388-0563.
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