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About A Month Left For Unclaimed $100,000 Lottery Prize In Burlington

Expiration Deadline For Unclaimed Prize In Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game Is June 24

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DES MOINES, Iowa - There's about a month to go until the expiration deadline for an unclaimed $100,000 lottery prize won in Burlington, and the Iowa Lottery is reminding players to double-check their tickets.

"We don't want to see our prizes go unclaimed, so wherever you keep your tickets, get them out and check them," Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said Tuesday.

The unclaimed prize was won in Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game by someone who bought a ticket at the Jet Stop South convenience store, 901 South St. in Burlington. The lucky ticket matched all five numbers selected in the Cash Game drawing on March 25 to win the game's top prize. The winning numbers that night were: 8-12-25-26-33.

The winner or winners have until the close of business at 4 p.m. on June 24 to claim the prize at a lottery office. The Iowa Lottery has offices in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Mason City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.

Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game is a lotto game played only in this state. It has drawings Monday-Saturday, and as its name indicates, offers a top prize of $100,000. Players pick five numbers from a pool of 35 and can win prizes from $1 up to the game's top prize.

Players in Iowa have up to 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Powerball®, Mega Millions® and Hot Lotto®. Players have up to 90 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game and the Iowa Lottery's Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. If the expiration date falls on a weekend or holiday when the lottery's offices are closed, the winner has until the close of business on the next business day to turn in the ticket.

Prizes in instant-scratch and pull-tab games must be claimed within 90 days of the end of the game. Scratch-game prizes can be claimed at any Iowa Lottery retail location where the games are sold, while prizes in pull-tab games must be claimed at the location where the tickets were purchased.

Prize money left unclaimed after redemption deadlines goes into the lottery's prize pools for future games and promotions. During fiscal year 2012, more than $1.1 million in prizes expired without being claimed in Iowa lotto games.

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