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Deadline Closing In To Cash Unclaimed $63M Lottery PrizeLottery spokesman Alex Traverso said Wednesday that even he wants to know why the SuperLotto Plus winner let six months pass without claiming the prize. Whatever the reason, it won't be a good enough excuse if the 5 p.m. Thursday deadline passes and nobody produces the ticket at a lottery office. "Unfortunately, the rules are the rules," Traverso said.
The Latest: 1 Winning Lottery Ticket Sold In Melbourne Beach, FloridaFlorida lottery officials say the winning ticket in the record Powerball jackpot for that state was sold at a grocery store in Melbourne Beach. The ticket — one of three winning tickets that will share in the $1.6 billion jackpot — was sold at a Publix grocery store in coastal Florida.
A Look at the 10 Highest Lottery JackpotsThe Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing will be an estimated $1.5 billion — the largest lottery jackpot in the world. Not that there aren't large jackpots elsewhere. Spain's massively popular Christmas lottery, known as "El Gordo," is ranked as the world's richest, though it doles out a single jackpot among millions of prizes, instead of one large jackpot like the Powerball. El Gordo last month showered 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) across the country.
Man Gets Almost 6 Years In Prison In Lottery Scam A South Florida man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his role in a Jamaica-based lottery scam that preyed on elderly victims.
Unclaimed $12 Million Lotto Ticket Expires On Christmas Day An unclaimed Florida Lotto ticket worth $12 million will expire if it isn't claimed by Christmas Day.
Lottery Officials Warning People Of Scams To Get Personal InformationFlorida Lottery officials say their logo and letterhead are being used in scam emails seeking personal data to claim fake prizes.
One Of Two Winning $400 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Tickets Sold In FloridaAnother ticket purchased in Maryland matches all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing.
No Winner In $425 Million Mega Millions Jackpot The jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is expected to climb to $550 million.
Attorney In Fla. Gambling Scheme Found Guilty A Florida attorney has been found guilty of running a gambling operation that was disguised as a veterans charity.
Fla. Lottery Sales Top $5 Billion For First Time
Small Florida City Anxious To Learn Who Won The Jackpot It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
Lottery Officials: Lone Winning Powerball Ticket In Florida, Record $590M WinningsIt's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.

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