Lottery players have just 24 hours to claim $65,000 jackpot – double check if you buy your tickets at convenience stores

There is ONLY 24 hours between a lottery player and their unclaimed assets as the winning ticket expires.

Lottery players in Florida are being asked to check their bags and pockets for a FANTASY 5 ticket they purchased nearly six months ago.

The winning numbers were: 13, 20, 22, 32, 35.


The winning numbers were: 13, 20, 22, 32, 35.Photo credit: AFP

The $65,000 ticket was purchased at a Port St. Lucie grocery store back in May.

If you normally buy lottery tickets at the Shell Food Mart at 1924 SW Gatlin Blvd. and choose a Quick Pick ticket, luck could be yours.

The Florida Lottery has warned that the $64,564.01 prize will be forfeited on Wednesday.

Prizes must be redeemed within 180 days of the applicable draw date, in this case May 26, 2023.

The numbers were drawn in a midday drawing and the lottery organization has been searching for the owner ever since.

A press release said the winning numbers were: 13, 20, 22, 32, 35.

Even those who don’t think they are are encouraged to double-check their numbers.

The ticket can be validated at any Florida Lottery retailer, but the FANTASY 5 grand prize must be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office.

Every year, billions of dollars in lottery winnings remain unused.

A lottery player in Ohio won and subsequently lost $4 million on the Mega Millions after failing to cash it in before the expiration date.

Likewise, lottery officials in Iowa were forced to go on a manhunt when a $2 million Powerball prize went unclaimed.

Lottery expert Brett Jacobson says many second-prize ticket holders often don’t realize they’ve won.

Secondary prizes are awarded for tickets that contain only a few, but not all, jackpot numbers.

Jacobson noted that in 2015, there were 115 $1 million prizes that went unclaimed.

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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