As we embrace the new year there’s an exciting opportunity for lottery players in Washington. The state’s lottery authority has announced that there are 22 unclaimed prizes worth a whopping $6.3 million, awaiting their rightful owners.
With one of these set to expire as soon as January 22 the lottery officials are urging players to double-check their tickets and claim their winnings before time runs out.
The unclaimed prizes start from a minimum of $10,000 and include a staggering $1 million Powerball prize.
The lucky ticket holder of the soon-to-expire $10,000 prize purchased their Match 4 ticket at the Super Lucky store located at 19105 Bothell Way NE in Bothell.
Latest Match 4 result:
Sunday, Jan 5, 2025
Monday, Jan 6, 2025
How to Claim?
To claim these prizes winners should visit one of the regional offices of Washington’s Lottery before 5 p.m. on the day that their ticket expires.
The offices, located in Everett, Federal Way, Kennewick, Olympia, Spokane, and Vancouver are open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Those lucky enough to possess tickets worth $100,000 or more are advised to call the nearest Lottery office to arrange a secure in-person claim.
It is important to note that winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prize. If the ticket is a Scratch ticket the 180-day countdown begins from the last day of ticket sales.
Per the state’s law any prizes that remain unclaimed after the stipulated period are added to a reserve account. In June each year the reserve account’s surplus is transferred to the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account (WOPA).
WOPA plays a crucial role in supporting education in Washington State helping college students across the state achieve their dreams and fostering early childhood education programs.
So if you’ve ever purchased a lottery ticket in Washington now’s the time to rummage through your pockets and drawers. You never know you might be the lucky owner of a golden ticket worth thousands, or even millions!
Don’t miss out on this chance. Check your tickets now, and you might just start the new year with a significant boost to your bank account!