Why there are so many Unclaimed Lotto Jackpots
There are many lotto jackpots that have not been claimed by the winning ticket holders. In the UK a lottery jackpot that is not claimed within 180 days will be declared void and the prize money will go to charity, or be put back in the pool of prize money for future lotto draws.
There are more often than never a lot of lotto jackpots that are unclaimed however most of them are claimed by the winning ticket holders before the expiry date – some remain unclaimed. The question on everybody’s lips is: Why do some lottery jackpots remain unclaimed for extended periods of time, even to the point of being declared void? There are many suitable answers – but I have listed the most common one’s below.
Reasons for Unclaimed Lotto Jackpots
- Ignorance – The majority of jackpots remain unclaimed due to the fact that the winning ticket holder’s are not aware that they have landed the jackpot prize.
- Missing Tickets – Other jackpots remain unclaimed due to the fact that the ticket holder has misplaced or even lost his/her winning ticket. Therefore – they too will not realize that they have actually won a staggering amount of money.
- Nervousness – Yes, a lot of winners who claim their winnings at a later stage admit to holding back because they were very nervous.
I am sure that there are many other reasons why lotto jackpots remain unclaimed – I have just listed the most common reasons so that you can get a better understanding of why jackpots remain unclaimed until the expiry date. I would advise everyone playing the lotto to keep your ticket in a safe place. Also – if you do play the lotto, it helps to check your ticket every now and again. You could be a millionaire already.
Life is full of surprises – do not let the tragedy of unclaimed lotto jackpots become yours.
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