Hoosier Lottery representatives say that the ticket was bought for the April 10 draw at a Circle K store off Interstate 65 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, but the prize remains unclaimed.
The unknown winner matched all five of the main numbers 1, 36, 40, 52 and 53, but it could all have been for nothing. Under the 180-day expiry rule, if the ticket fails to materialize at Hoosier Lottery HQ in Indianapolis by 5pm on Monday 7 October, the $1 million will be forfeit and distributed back into the game’s prize fund.
“This money could make a big difference in someone’s life, so we’d really like to see it go to the ticket holder,” said Sarah Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery. “We’re reaching out across the state to get the word out, because the winning ticket could be anywhere.”
Incredibly, this is not the first time that the clock has run out for a prize-winner. In March 2004, a $5 million Hoosier jackpot went unclaimed and, in September 2002, another Indiana ticket holder failed to come forward and missed out on securing a whopping $50 million Powerball jackpot win!
We don’t know about you, but these careless folk have us here at LotteryWorld.com completely baffled so we’d ask you to please keep your tickets safe and check your numbers as soon as you can. You can find the latest results on Lottery.net right after the draw. Stay frosty out there!