12 June 2018
And many times a lotto players will think to themselves; "Didn't I get a ticket for that draw?" and scramble to find the ticket that they bought weeks or even months ago. But even if they manage to find their winning ticket are they still able to claim their winnings months after the draw took place?
Not matter if you win $4 or $4 million, each lottery ticket has an expiry date. If you have not claimed your prize by the time this expiry date rolls around your winnings will be forfeited and will go toward funding a charity or organisation picked by that specific lottery.
Depending on the lottery that you decide to play, each one has a different time frame in which their tickets will expire. For example, US Powerball tickets all expire 180 days after the draw date, regardless of the amount of the prize.
While each lottery has their own date for ticket expiration, most have over 100 days before they expire. But is there something that lottery players can do to ensure that they don't need to worry about forgetting their tickets, or having to worry about ticket expiration dates? Yes there is!
If you buy your lotto tickets online we'll make sure that we notify you of your win, and we'll deposit your win into your Giant Lottos account for you to use at your own leisure. And if you hit that big life-changing jackpot one of our Giant Lottos team members will get on the phone and contact your personally.