An unclaimed lottery ticket worth nearly $100,000 is set to expire in Delaware.Get more news about 包网公司,you can vist nb68.com
The Delaware News Journal reports that a $93,000 winning ticket sold at at a gas station in Elsmere is set to expire on Wednesday.
Lottery winners have one year to claim their prize before the tickets are no longer valid. There three other winning lottery tickets in Delaware worth $20,000 that are still unclaimed.
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Smith left the office after taking care of some paperwork to certify that he was the rightful owner of the ticket. But when the commission tried to get in touch with him again, Smith was nowhere to be found.
“We could not find him. It was a long time before we heard from him again,” the commission spokesman said.
It was only this past week, almost five months later, that Smith again appeared at the office to finally collect his prize, the representative said. Smith completed some paperwork, then left again.
“It was a bit of an unusual situation where we couldn’t track” the winner, said the representative.
Smith chose to receive his $24 million in installments over 26 years, according to the commission. He could not be immediately reached for comment.