Jefferson St., if taken as an annuity. First of all, Id pay the bills that I owe off, he said. Id put some money away for my grandchildren. The winner, who had not come forward as of Friday afternoon, bought a Lotto Quick Pick ticket there and matched all six numbers 11, 15, 29, 41, 42 and 43 according to the Illinois Lottery. The gas station will get a $57,000 bonus, 1 percent of the jackpot amount, for selling the winning ticket. John Johnson, of Joliet, said he doesnt play the lottery until the jackpots reach historic levels. It would have to get up to 400, 500 million, he said as his cousin, Mike Johnson, filled up their car at the Speedway. Neither had played the lottery at that Speedway on Thursday. I wish I did, now, Mike Johnson said. Debbie, of Joliet, who declined to give her last name, smiled as she pumped gas. It would be much more exciting if it was me (who won), she said. Show / Hide Comments 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission.
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A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 8 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Unclaimed $1M lottery ticket set to expire in N.Y. Colin Gustafson, The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News 7:47 p.m. EDT August 15, 2013 The deli owner who sold the winning ticket has been reminding customers to check their old stubs, and even placed a sign outside his store with the lucky numbers. Tom Turner talks about an unclaimed million dollar lotto ticket while outside the Playland Market Aug. 13 in Rye, N.Y. The unclaimed ticket was purchased at the store nearly a year ago. (Photo: Frank Becerra Jr., The (Westchester County, N.Y.) Journal News) Story Highlights Winner has until Aug. 25 to emerge N.Y. lottery spokeswoman says unclaimed winnings not uncommon: $65M in expired winnings last year The lucky numbers: 1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23 SHARE 120 CONNECT 43 TWEET 8 COMMENTEMAILMORE RYE, N.Y. — The mystery of who bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a local deli nearly a year ago is giving new meaning to the New York Lottery slogan, “Hey, You Never Know.” The unknown ticketholder i want to win the lottery now rebelmouse has until Aug. 25 to emerge; otherwise the money will go into a prize pool for future winners. Ralph Alfalahi, whose Playland Market in Rye sold the winning ticket, has been reminding customers to check their old stubs. He’s even placed a sign outside his deli with the lucky numbers: “1-6-7-20-49, Powerball 23.” “I have no idea who it is,” Alfalahi said. “I wish I knew.” It’s hard to imagine how anybody could leave $1 million on the table. But New York Lottery spokeswoman Christy Calicchia says missed winnings are far more common than one would think. Some players lose the ticket, put it through the wash or forget they ever bought it, Calicchia said. Some don’t realize there’s more than one drawing prize. Others lose interest when there’s no jackpot. In just the last four months, winners statewide have failed to claim nearly $28 million in drawing-game prizes before they expired.
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With raised emotions and ravenous anger, she hurled the carefully sealed bag into the water and turned with welcomed relief. Just only a few weeks ago, she had received the life changing phone call that had brought exhilarated joy. As she received her cheque with anticipated excitement, it was then that the disappointment and unwelcome changes to a once sheltered life began. Her phone rang constantly, like a warning siren, as the cold, self-absorbed relations, who usually took months to make contact, suddenly flooded her life with an eager presence. She seemed the centre of everybody’s attention; something that had never happened previously within her bickering family. Aunt Jean, who had only just six months ago, refused to pay her back a long outstanding loan, now shrilled such deafening delight down the telephone, expressing how readily she was for a holiday. Her own mother, who had made a multitude of excuses to cancel Maeve’s eager visits, now, spoke of taking a trip with her somewhere, to further discuss how she would divide the money between everyone. Maeve slipped her weary head onto the cold, hard dining room table as she slowly began to sob. A pile of letters as high as the ceiling, stood towering over her; dominant and as bold as a fierce lion. The media frenzy had drawn various people from all corners of the country; to write her various pleas for help. For the first time in her thirty year old existence, she felt afraid to be in her very own home. Privacy and anonymity was a distant faded memory, as the world hounded her relentlessly for daily for answers. The knock had arrived late one night. An eerie echo filled the humble, quaint cottage, as yet another violating rap on the tiny door, sent shivers down her spine. It was nearly midnight. Maeve lived alone. She knew it was a bad idea, but something compelled her to open the protective door. She had half assumed it was her mother, who had just recently hounded her with daily visits to the home, yet again, asking for money. Her mother had been complaining about her gas bill only hours earlier. She also wanted her hair styled at the expensive salon in the local town as well as a trip to the local Spa. Something had finally snapped inside of Maeve’s injured soul; she 1
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