Unclaimed lottery jackpot worth $1.65million is set to expire – check your tickets for the winning numbers

AN UNCLAIMED lottery jackpot ticket worth $1.65million is set to expire.

Pennsylvania officials are warning residents to check their tickets for the winning numbers.

The state can take the unclaimed funds in certain circumstances


The state can take the unclaimed funds in certain circumstancesCredit: Getty

While the winning numbers from the December 16, 2021 drawing are  8, 12, 18, 31, and 35, no one has claimed the prize.

Officials said the Cash 5 ticket was sold by Jak Petroleum Company LLC in Armstrong County.

The ticket must be claimed by December 16, or the funds go back into the state, according to WATE.

“By law, unclaimed, expired lottery prizes remain in the Lottery Fund and are used to support programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians,” the lottery said in a statement obtained by the network.

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“Although some lotteries give players only 90 or 180 days to claim a prize, Pennsylvania Lottery draw game prizes may be claimed on a business day up to one year from the drawing date.”

It comes as WATE has reported a $5million ticket winning ticket was sold in Allegheny County.

The ticket was originally a $50 scratch off.

It was purchased at the Giant Eagle Market District in Shadyside.

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That store will get a $10,000 bonus from the state lottery.

“Scratch-Offs are distributed at random, meaning the Pennsylvania Lottery and its retailers do not know where winning tickets will be sold,” the statement obtained by WATE said.

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“The Lottery learns where winning tickets are sold only after a prize has been claimed.”

However, that person has not been identified.

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