Lottery winner never showed up to claim $14.6 million jackpot in Arizona
A lottery participant sitting on a $14.6 million jackpot had till the top of Monday to come ahead in Arizona — or lose all of it, officers mentioned. The winner never showed up.
Monday’s five p.m. cut-off date got here and went and officers nonetheless do not know who bought the price ticket, they mentioned.
“It’s hard to see that not get claimed,” Arizona lottery spokeswoman Jacqueline Keidel Martinez mentioned Monday night.
The price ticket holder nailed all six numbers of an in-state recreation, The Pick, on June five atmosphere a 180-day clock for that successful price ticket to be claimed.
The jackpot units a document for greatest unclaimed jackpot, in accordance to John Gilliland, Arizona Lottery spokesperson, who mentioned the former document was once a $four million The Pick jackpot that was once drawn in 1999.
Lottery officers had held out hope that the winner would’ve come ahead via the shut of industrial on Monday.
“There is nothing more exciting for Arizona Lottery than to award a large jackpot, like this $14.6 million prize, so we are always a little sad when we see one of these prizes expire unclaimed,” Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar mentioned in a ready remark on Monday.
The successful price ticket was once bought on the Circle Okay retailer at 315 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, about 18 miles west of downtown Phoenix. A consultant of Circle Okay’s company homeowners in Laval, Quebec, may just no longer be straight away reached for touch upon Monday.
Because the winner didn’t act, the $14.6 million might be used for different video games and to fund state systems reaping benefits abused kids and Native American schooling, officers mentioned.
“These dollars will be utilized now to enhance our player’s experiences with future games and fund a variety of beneficiaries that have tremendous impact for our community,” Edgar mentioned.