Playing This Week

 Euromillions

 

£60M

 MegaMillions

$15M
 OZ Lotto
$15M
 USA Powerball
$422M
 UK Lottery
£2M
 NY Lotto
$7.1M
 Canada 649
$5M
 California
$20M
 LottoTexas
$6.25M
 Australian
 Powerball
$25M
 MegaMillions
$15M
 Canada
 Lotto Max
$60M
 Euromillions
£60M
 USA Powerball
$422M
 UK Lottery
£2M
 NY Lotto
$7.1M
 Canada 649
$5M
 California
$20M
 LottoTexas
$6.25M

 

Wednesday
Apr042012

UNCLAIMED! What Happens If A Mega Millions Prize Goes Permanently Unclaimed?

As of today, none of the prizewinners in last Friday's giant $656 million USA Mega Millions game have stepped forward to claim their prizes.

The jackpot is up from $640 million after sales from the 44 state lotteries were totaled. 

So what happens if the $218 million apiece goes unclaimed? The Kansas winner has a year to claim - the Maryland and Illinois winners have 6 months.

The Mega Millions FAQ tells us if the prize is not claimed within the time limit, then the money goes back to the participating states. 

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