Millions in lotto winnings go unclaimed

If you bought a lottery ticket, even if you didn't win the jackpot , you better check it.  Winning tickets often go unclaimed.    

See what the winning Powerball jackpot numbers were here .  

 

There were nearly $40 billion in prizes awarded in U.S. lotteries last year, and about $800 million of that wasn't collected.

In Wednesday night's drawing, there were about 70 people who scored a $1 million prize.

Lotto officials say one or two of them will never know they are winners.

The jackpot is back down to $40 million.

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