Washington Lottery's $800,000 Prize Remains Unclaimed, Expires Next Week

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A woman holds Powerball lottery tickets outside Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne, California, on Jan. 12, 2016.

Lottery officials in Washington state are urging everyone who bought game tickets to check them as nearly two dozen prizes remain unclaimed — including one worth $795,000 that's set to expire next week.

Washington's Lottery said in a statement released Tuesday that 23 prizes totaling $2,115,000 have yet to be claimed, KING 5 reported. All the prizes are set to expire in the coming months, the state lottery department added.

Among them is the $795,000 top prize for the Hit 5 game that is due to expire next Wednesday.

The winning Hit 5 ticket was purchased at the Goodies Food convenience store on 212th Street in Mountlake Terrace, according to Washington’s Lottery.

The Hit 5 game's top winner, who has the jackpot numbers of 22, 27, 28, 31 and 40, can claim their prize only until the state lottery department's offices close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 8.

Washington’s Lottery's $1 million Powerball jackpot with the winning numbers 08, 30, 48, 57, 64 and 09 has yet to be claimed as well.

A complete list of unclaimed prizes and the dates they are set to expire can be found on the state lottery department's website.

Winners can claim their prizes at any of Washington's Lottery's regional offices, which are located in Everett, Federal Way, Olympia, Spokane and Yakima, a report by KIRO 7 said.

The regional offices are open for prize claiming between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, according to the outlet.

Information regarding the regional offices, such as their addresses and contact numbers, are listed on the Washington's Lottery website.

Players have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes. Scratch ticket winners have 180 days from the last day of ticket sales to claim their prizes.

Unclaimed funds go to a reserve account and are given to the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account to support education throughout the state, according to KING 5.

People with winning tickets for prizes amounting to $100,000 or more should call the nearest lottery office to make an appointment to safely claim their prize in person, lottery officials said.

Winners who cannot travel to one of the office locations, meanwhile, are encouraged to mail their winning tickets to claim their prizes.


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Representation. The Washington's Lottery said 23 prizes totaling $2,115,000 due to expire in the coming months have yet to be claimed.
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