$3.4 Million In Lottery Prizes Unclaimed Last Year

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says roughly $3.4 million in lottery winnings were not claimed by lucky ticket holders last year.

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says roughly $3.4 million in lottery winnings were not claimed by lucky ticket holders last year.

Since 1997, nearly $55 million in winning tickets have gone unclaimed.

The figures represent only lotto games like Powerball and Mega Millions. It doesn't include unclaimed prizes from Wisconsin Lottery scratch-off tickets.

The unclaimed winnings go toward property tax relief in the state and show up as a gaming credit on property tax bills.

In Wisconsin's history, there have been only a few unclaimed $1 million payouts and a small number of $10,000 prizes. Most of the unclaimed tickets fall in the $4 to $100 range.


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