You Might Be A Millionaire And Not Even Know It
Check your junk drawer, dresser or pants pockets. You might be a millionaire and not even know it! A new report says that last year over $2 billion in U.S. lottery winnings went unclaimed.
Lottery officials say that most of the unclaimed winning tickets are worth only a couple of bucks, in that $2 to $4 range. However there are several unclaimed $50 to $100 prizes and even a few worth thousands. On occasion you’ll even hear about that rare million-dollar ticket that goes unclaimed. As the popularity of the lottery grows, the annual unclaimed amount is sure to grow as well.
I once had a dream where I won a million bucks in the Powerball Jackpot and stashed my ticket in a drawer. (I forgot to cash it in right away, you know you get busy with other things). Well my dream turned into a nightmare when I later discovered that winning ticket only to find out that it had expired the day before. I don’t ever want that silly dream to become reality, so I think I’ll spend some time this weekend digging through my stuff in search of old tickets. Let’s just hope I’m not too late.