Montana News

Aug 12, 2012 10:36 AM by Lindsey Gordon - MTN News

$20,000 in unclaimed lottery funds will expire soon

HELENA- There is $23,000 in unclaimed Lotto winnings from the Montana Lottery, and the deadline to claim the prizes is coming up at the end of September.Daniel Iverson from the Montana Lottery said that there are a variety of reasons why tickets go unclaimed.

"They either come in or totally miss out on it and it can happen for any number of reasons...but you know they could forget to check their numbers after the drawing, or maybe they don't normally play and they forgot they bought a ticket in the first place and it can be more deliberate than that, too sometimes they want to get financial advise if it's a big prize that's going to make a major change in their life."

Iverson said that nearly $1.1 million in unclaimed lottery funds go to the state of Montana every year. If you think you are a winner, you can click here and see how to claim your prize through the Montana Lottery.

Here are the specifics on those unclaimed tickets:

Wild Card

Purchased Feb. 15, 2012
$5,000
Michael's Exxon 1645 Highway 93 S., Kalispell
Expires Aug. 15, 2012

Wild Card

Purchased March 7, 2012
$5,000
Albertsons
30 S. 3rd E., Malta
Expires Sept. 7, 2012
Mega Millions

Purchased March 30, 2012
$10,000
Town Pump
716 E. Park St., Livingston
Expires Sept. 30, 2012

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