$2 Billion In Lottery Winnings Went Unclaimed Last Year
According to a new report, more than $2 billion worth of lottery winnings went unclaimed nationwide in 2013.By Katherine Biek | November 3, 2014
You would think if you bought a lottery ticket, you would check to see if you were a winner. Turns out that's not always the case.
CNN reports in 2013, $2.04 billion worth of lottery prizes went unclaimed in the United States. Now, the majority of those prizes are just small numbers, like $2 or $4. But some are also secondary prizes worth around $1 million.
That means there are a lot of people not claiming their winnings.