Hey guys. Wake up.
If you played Mega Millions back in January, in Virginia… you might have won $250,000 and not known about it…so check those old tickets lying around in your closet.
Someone is in danger of throwing away a quarter-million-dollar prize.
A Mega Millions ticket that is now worth $250,000 will become a worthless slip of paper, unless the winner claims the prize before 5:00 p.m. on July 18.
The ticket was bought for the January 18 Mega Millions drawing.
That ticket turned out to be a $250,000 winner. No one has claimed the prize. By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing.
The winning numbers for that drawing were 4-27-29-38-45 and the Mega Ball was 5. The ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball number.
The January 18 drawing had an estimated jackpot of $40 million. This ticket was the only one in Virginia to win $250,000 in that drawing, and one of just six nationwide.
All Virginia Lottery unclaimed prize money goes to the state Literary Fund.
The Literary Fund is used solely for educational purposes, such as school construction, renovation and teacher retirement funding. Since its inception in 1988, the Lottery has transferred more than $200 million in unclaimed prizes to the Literary Fund.
A good cause. But if you won it, you should claim it.
I HATE when folks screw up and fail to cash in.