We love hearing stories about lottery winners - how they won, where they bought their lottery tickets, what they're planning on doing with all their fabulous free money (if they'd like to send a little our way!). But lately we've been coming across more and more stories of winners not claiming their jackpots, or even in some cases, missing out on claiming them altogether. And those are the ones that really bring us down. All that cash and no-one to spend it. It's a crying shame!
Just take the missing Mega Millions winner from Illinois. We reported on the story back when the news first broke - about how one lucky player in the USA struck it rich with a mammoth $270 million win on the Mega Millions jackpot. That was back in mid-January, and the winner still hasn't come forward to claim their life-changing prize. Did they lose their ticket? Do they even know they've won the lottery? Are they waiting for the right time to come forward and claim it? Who knows!
Canada currently has a similar situation on its hands. Just this past Saturday, a jackpot of $10 million was awarded to one lucky ticket purchased in Markham, Ontario - and yet the winner still has to come forward and claim their prize. We don't know about you, but when we have a ticket into a lottery draw, we sit there watching the numbers come up with bated breath! We couldn't imagine what it must be like to miss the draw and then be sitting on a goldmine without even knowing it.
But the most heartbreaking story of all has to be that of a recent lottery winner in Glasgow. 180 days ago a mystery lottery player bought a UK National Lottery ticket in Glasgow that turned out to be worth a fantastic £70,482. The news went out, the story was all over the media - and yet the winner was nowhere to be found. Despite the lottery's best efforts, the days ticked by with no winner coming forward. And then, the worst news of all - on Thursday 29 January, the ticket expired for good.
While the money, along with the interest it's earned, will go towards helping lottery-funded projects across the UK, we can't help but feeling a little sad at the outcome. So many dreams and hopes and wishes are invested in each lottery ticket - and missing out on claiming your lottery prize means missing out on making them come true.
So just remember, the next time you buy a lottery ticket with GiantLottos.com, we'll be keeping an eye out for your draw results so that you can claim your prize as quickly as possible. Just make sure that whether you play the Mega Millions, Powerball, UK Lotto or EuroMillions, you are ready to answer your phone once your winning numbers are drawn so we can help you start planning the rest of your (millionaire!) life!
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