Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Unclaimed Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Schuylkill County Nears Expiration
The winning ticket was sold by McMullen’s Market, 165 Valley Street, New Philadelphia, for the February 15, 2015 drawing. It correctly matched all five white balls drawn, 03-07-12-26-27, to win a prize of $225,000, less applicable tax withholding.
A prize claim must be filed with the Lottery by Friday, February 12, 2016, because state government offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, for Presidents Day.
The Pennsylvania Lottery encourages claimants to sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a timely claim at any of Lottery’s seven area offices or at Lottery headquarters in Middletown, Dauphin County. Claims may be filed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at area Lottery offices and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at headquarters.
By law, unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians. Although some lotteries give players only 90 or 180 days to claim a prize, the Pennsylvania Lottery allows prizes to be claimed up to one year from the drawing date.
Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time, at self-service scanners located at retailers and also found on Lottery self-service play terminals. The Lottery reminds players to sign tickets immediately upon their purchase for proof of ownership.