Mid-Michigan Lottery Players Missing Out On Mountains Of Cash In Unclaimed Winnings [VIDEO]
Start checking all your lottery ticket hiding places. There are several unclaimed 'Big Winning Tickets' out ther right now. Right now there are six big unclaimed winning tickets out there. If you bought a ticket near Detroit you may be sitting on thousands of dollars. A lottery player missed out on $250,000 in winnings just a few months back. A winning ticket was purchased at the South End Market in Flint, at the corner of 12th and Saginaw - a place where regulars say no one ever wins in the lottery. That ticket went unclaimed.
In 1998 Somebody had a winning ticket for $34 million in the Michigan Lotto and it went unclaimed. Imagine that. Each year millions of dollars in winnings goes unclaimed. Last year lotto players missed out on $32 million.
Here's a list of some of the winning tickets that have been purchased and unclaimed at this moment. Another $250,000 ticket was purchased in the Livingston County community of Pickney. In Wayne County, Garden City is home to two winners. One for $218,000 and another for $113,000. There's also a $100,000 ticket in Livonia. If you've been in St. Clair Shores or Novi over the past year, start looking. Each city has a six-figure winning ticket floating around.
What happens to the unclaimed winnings? Of course that money just doesn't disappear. The unclaimed winnings go to the School Aid Fund. Last year the lottery generated $735 million for that fund - $32 million of that total came from unclaimed tickets. Even though that money went to education, Holyfield would still like to see winning people and lucky lottery retailers get what they deserve. Check your pockets.