Picture this for a moment. You’ve just gotten a legit call or text saying that umeshinda jackpot. How long would you wait to go and claim your winnings? One day? A week? More than a year? Most lottery prizes give you a grace period of 180 days to collect your jackpot winnings before it expires. If the winnings are not collected during this period, the money goes back to the lottery company or is distributed among charitable causes. Recently, the news was filled with an unclaimed lottery ticket of $14.6 million but this was small change as far as jackpot winnings go. Here are some of the biggest ones that were never collected.
This was won in the Powerball lottery in Georgia in 2011. Just for comparison, this was about 7.8 billion shillings that was never collected.
This was about 7.2 billion shillings that could have changed someone’s life forever that was never claimed. This jackpot was won in Hertfordshire in 2012.
What would you do with about 6.9 billion shillings? This is what a New Yorker won in 2002 but never showed up to collect.
If you ever feel bad about yourself, just remember that there’s someone in California in 2015 who won and never collected a jackpot of about 6.2 billion shillings!
Fact is, you’ll only hear people talking about 46 billion shillings during budget readings. In 2003, someone won this amount in the lottery but never showed up to collect.