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Anonymous convenience store Powerball winner who’s $50k richer is running out of time with only weeks to claim prize

SOMEONE in Delaware won $50,000 from Powerball and has no idea as the prize remains unclaimed.

It’s hard to imagine someone winning the lottery without immediately claiming their prize.

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Shockingly, it happens all the time, and each year, millions of dollars of lottery prizes expire before they’re claimed.

Last year, on September 30, someone in Delaware won $50,000 from the Powerball.

The winning numbers were 19, 30, 37, 44, 46, and a Powerball of 22.

They bought the winning ticket at a Wawa in Lewes, about 50 minutes south of Dover.

There is a deadline of one year from the draw date to claim the cash for all Powerball prizes.

Whoever won has just a few weeks left to take home their money.

Someone else in the state won another $50,000 Powerball prize on June 1.

That player bought their ticket at the Cheswold News and Tobacco store, just 15 minutes outside Dover.

Winners must sign the back of their tickets to claim the cash.

They can either fill out a claim form online or in person at one of the state’s lottery offices.


UP FOR GRABS

Meanwhile, a $1.3 million Washington State lottery prize remains unclaimed.

The winning ticket was sold at the Muckleshoot Casino Resort in Auburn, Washington, about 27 miles outside Seattle.

The winner played the state’s Lotto game, which cost just $1.

Lottery winnings: lump sum or annuity?

Players who win big on lottery tickets typically have a choice to make: lump sum or annuity?

The two payout methods can impact how much money you get from your prize.

Annuities pay out slowly in increments, often over 30 years.

Lump sums pay all at once but in a smaller amount, as taxes are withheld in one go. That means 24% of your prize goes to Uncle Sam right away. Many states tax winnings as well.

Annuities can provide winners time to set up the financial infrastructure required to take in a life-changing amount of money, but lump sums have the benefit of being taxed only once.

Inflation is also worth considering when making a choice, as payouts do not adjust with the value of a dollar. That means that you’ll likely be getting less valuable money towards the end of an annuity.

Each state and game pays out prizes differently, so it’s best to check with your state’s lottery to confirm payment policies. A financial advisor can also help you weigh the pros and cons of each option.

Experts have varying opinions on whether to take the lump sum or take the annuity.

“When we learned that we had sold the winning ticket and were receiving a bonus, we were absolutely thrilled. We’re already planning on how we’re going to celebrate as a team,” said Robert Dearstine, executive director of marketing at the casino, per Fox Digital.

“We’re even more excited for the lucky player who will be taking home this sizable win. It’s such a special moment that can change someone’s life for the better.”

The resort will get a $13,000 bonus as a reward for selling the winning ticket.

The prize will expire on December 19 at 5 pm.

One lottery winner lost a quarter of their prize money due to a key rule.

Another player who won $4 million had to give up over half.

Remember to gamble responsibly
A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing 
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry, or depressed

If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling addiction, call the National Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling online.

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