Top five largest lotto jackpots in California that have gone unclaimed
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Chino Hills 7-Eleven store owner Balbir Atwal received his share of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot as the ticket seller on January 14, but the ticket holder still has not come forward.
A $63 million-winning lottery ticket sold at a Southern California convenience store wound up being the largest unclaimed prize in California Lottery history.
While the lucky holder of a $528 million Powerball lottery ticket purchased nearly two months ago at a Chino Hills 7-Eleven has left us hanging — come on, reveal yourself! — you may be wondering, who else has left millions on the table in the form of unclaimed lotto tickets?
If our mysterious winner from the historic $1.6 billion multistate drawing Jan. 13 fails to come forward within a year’s time, he or she will join a not-so-illustrious crowd.
The biggest winner loser to date was the person who bought a $63 million SuperLotto Plus ticket at a Chatsworth 7-Eleven (that sounds familiar!) and then never came forward in time for the deadline last month. Oh sure, lots of people showed up at the local California Lottery office with tales of woe — it was washed with the laundry; it’s lost; the dog ate the ticket! Teachers everywhere groaned.
And none became the richer.
According to a California Lottery spokesman, here are the next four biggest jackpots left unclaimed in state history:
• The Sept. 10, 2003, purchase of a $28.5 million SuperLotto Plus ticket in San Lorenzo.
• The Jan. 8, 2000, purchase of a $25 million California Super Lotto ticket in Los Angeles.
• The Oct. 11, 1997, purchase of a $20 million California Super Lotto ticket in Moreno Valley.
• The Sept. 12, 1990. purchase of a $20 million California Super Lotto ticket in Garden Grove.
In the case of the unprecedented $1.6 billion Powerball lottery, two of the three ticket holders have come forward, most recently a Florida couple who stayed mum for more than a month. A couple from Tennessee weren’t quite as patient, revealing their entry into the highest tax bracket just days after the drawing.
The Chino Hills winner will have the option of choosing between a 30-year annuity worth $528.8 million before federal taxes or a one-time payment of $327.8 million, as the other winners have selected.
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$530M winning lottery ticket still unclaimed
Posted: Jun 10, 2019 / 08:54 AM PDT / Updated: Jun 10, 2019 / 08:59 AM PDT
SAN DIEGO — A lottery ticket worth $530 million that was sold at a Sorrento Valley liquor store remained unclaimed Monday morning, store owners told FOX 5.
The numbers drawn in a multi-state Mega Millions draw Friday evening — 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and 2 as the Mega number — match those of a ticket sold at Sorrento Deli-Mart, located on Roselle Street in Sorrento Valley.
Three other tickets were sold in Orange County, Arizona and Washington that had the first five numbers but were missing the Mega number. Each of those tickets are estimated to be worth about $1 million.
Once San Diego’s Mega winner steps forward to claim their ticket, they’ll get to choose between receiving the $530 million in 30 installments or choosing the $345 million cash option.
A lottery ticket worth $530 million that was sold at a Sorrento Valley liquor store remained unclaimed Monday morning, store owners told FOX 5.