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Unclaimed lottery ticket worth $1 million is set to expire this Sunday - CNN.com

According to New York Gaming Commission rules, winners have up to one year to claim their prize. New York Lottery officials have been urging players to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23, and come forward before the ticket expires. "We're hopeful the lucky winner has already signed the ticket and is making plans to claim it before it's too late," said Gardner Gurney, acting director of the Division of the Lottery. The New York Gaming Commission uses all means possible to get the word out when it is presented with an unclaimed prize, including news media and social media, said Christy Calicchia, spokesperson for the commission. To claim the money, the winner must present the ticket at any one of New York's seven customer service centers during business hours. Since the one-year anniversary of the ticket's purchase falls on a Sunday, the winner would technically need to have presented the ticket by the close of business Friday, said Calicchia. It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners may also turn in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed. She said many tickets are unclaimed because winners don't notice they scored with smaller, tiered prizes in lottery jackpots.
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Guelph lottery winner arrested in Windsor

Waterloo Region Record ByMercury staff GUELPHA recent local lottery winner has been arrested by Windsor Police in connection with a bench warrant issued for him. Darryl Wimbush, 27, collected a cheque for $100,000 from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming prize centre in Toronto on July 22. It was exactly a week earlier a i ve won the lottery rebelmouse warrant had been issued after he failed to appear in a Guelph courtroom. Windsor Police Sgt. Matt D'Asti said officers responded to a call at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, after someone called in with concerns over the wellbeing of a person. He said officers were called to an apartment building at the 2800 block of Tecumseh Road West, and during that investigation Wimbush was found at the scene. After confirming outstanding warrants from Guelph, he was placed under arrest at 11:35 p.m. that evening, D'Asti said. Court records show Wimbush faces two counts each of theft under $5,000, making a false document, defrauding TD-Canada Trust and uttering a forged document. He is expected in Guelph provincial court on Tuesday. editor@guelphmercury.com
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