More than $3.5M in lottery prizes remain unclaimed
CT Lottery says there remains more than $3.5 million in prizes that remain unclaimed from winning lotter games this year.
In all, there are eight game prizes totaling $3,580,787.
The biggest prize - $3 million - is from a winning Mega Millions ticket that was sold Christmas morning at Avenue News on Farmington Avenue in Bristol.
The winning ticket holder matched the first “white” ball numbers drawn, but missed the Mega Ball number. Because the ticket was purchased with the Megaplier feature added, the $1 million prize was automatically multiplied by three for $3 million.
Like all CT Lottery games, all tickets expire 180 calendar days from the draw date.
Along with the big $3 million prize, there are seven Cash 5 prizes that have not been claimed.
A $100,000 prize for a Cash 5 ticket sold at Glen’s Variety Plus, 115 New Canaan Ave. in Norwalk. The winning numbers from that Dec. 19 drawing are 11-12-17-22-23. The ticket expires on June 17.
A $100,000 prize for a Cash 5 ticket sold at Donut Inc., 1827 Boston Ave, Bridgeport. The winning numbers from that Dec. 26 drawing are 2-4-5-7-34. The ticket expires on June 24.
Another $100,000 prize for a Cash 5 ticket sold at Citgo, 2720 Main St. in Rocky Hill. The winning numbers from that Aug. 8 drawing are 6-8-17-22-34. The ticket expires on Feb, 5.
A $79,917 prize for a Cash 5 ticket sold at 24/7 Express, 1607 Barnum Ave., Stratford. The winning numbers from that Dec. 25 drawing are 9-15-17-21-25. The ticket expires on June 23.
A $69,738 prize for a Cash 5 ticket sold at Stateline Stationery, 215 Mill St. in Greenwich. The winning numbers from that Nov. 29 drawing are 7-9-13-17-24. The ticket expires on May 28.
Two $65,566 prizes for a Cash 5 tickets sold at Phillips 66, 299 S. Main St, in Colchester. The winning numbers from that Oct. 20 drawing are 3-5-16-22-23. The tickets expires on April 18.
To timely claim a prize, on or before a ticket’s expiration date, go to a CT Lottery retailer or Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill where the retailer or the lottery will validate your ticket through their terminal.
After the expiration dates, the prize money goes into the state’s General Fund.