For the second time this year, the expiration date is approaching for two big lottery prizes – this time, one for $50,000 and another for $30,000 – that are still unclaimed nearly a year after they were won with tickets purchased in the Des Moines metro area.
Two other sizeable Iowa Lottery prizes expired in March without being claimed, so the lottery is reminding players to double-check their tickets. It’s unusual to see this many large prizes expire or getting close to their end dates, and we want to see them be claimed in time! We hope our reminders will jog someone’s memory. So wherever you keep your tickets, get them out and double-check them!
Click on the video above to learn all the details about the latest unclaimed prizes. The first is a $50,000 Powerball® prize won with a ticket in Altoona for the drawing on May 6 of last year. The other is a $30,000 Hot Lotto® prize won with a ticket in Ankeny for the drawing on May 27 last year.
The money from unclaimed prizes in Iowa goes into the lottery’s prize pools for future games and promotions, so it will be used to pay prizes, just not those prizes that have expired. In fiscal year 2015, more than $1.3 million in lotto prizes expired in Iowa without being claimed.