Mass. Lucky For Life Prizes Could Go Unclaimed

Aug 21, 14 Mass. Lucky For Life Prizes Could Go Unclaimed

Aug. 21, 2014 – Two big cash prizes could go from lucky to lost if the winners don’t come forward soon.

It’s been almost a year since two Massachusetts players won big on Lucky for Life, a draw game offered by the New England state lotteries.

One of the prizes is worth $25,000; the winning ticket matched all five white numbers drawn in the Aug. 29, 2013 drawing, but missed the “Lucky Ball.”

Those winning numbers were 2, 5, 18, 13, 22, and the Lucky Ball was 20.  The big winner bought their ticket at the Foster’s Supermarket in Greenfield.

That $25,000 second prize was one of the last won before changes were made to Lucky for Life’s payout structure.  A part of those changes made the game’s second prize a little bit sweeter, increasing it from a single $25,000 prize to a prize worth $25,000 each year for the winner’s lifetime.

The second of the Massachusetts prizes set to expire was one of the first of the new-and-improved second prizes to be won.  If the winner fails to cash in their ticket, they’ll miss out on $25,000 each year for life.

That ticket matched all five white numbers in the Sept. 26, 2013 drawing.  That night’s winning numbers were 3, 7, 12, 23, 28 and the Lucky Ball was 30.

The second-prize winner picked up their lucky ticket at a Circle K store in Whately last September.

Hopefully both Lucky for Life winners will be able to claim their prize, but if they don’t make it in time, it’s not all bad.

Lottery prizes go unclaimed every day, and in Massachusetts, unclaimed prize money is deposited back into the State’s general fund.  In a way, everyone wins when a big prize goes unclaimed.

 

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013

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