Imagine winning $10 million and not knowing it. For those of us who check our numbers carefully, it's hard to think someone could miss a significant prize.
Powerball is one of two near-national huge jackpot games available in 45 states, DC, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. It has the world's greatest lottery prize, $1.586 billion
Three winners in Delaware, Louisiana, and Florida each won $16.7 million on May 25, 2013. The Florida ticket buyer missed the 180-day deadline
SuperLotto Plus, the California Lottery's primary in-state game, debuted in 2000. Since its introduction, the game has created several millionaires. On 11 October 1997, the jackpot reached $20 million
Nobody claimed the reward within the California Lottery's 180-day period, and the Moreno Valley winner missed out on the life-changing cash. The lost money went to California's public schools
Another SuperLotto jackpot remained unclaimed three years later. This time, the winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in West Los Angeles. Regular lottery players looked in vain for the ticket.