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Unclaimed Powerball prize is still waiting for Michigan winner

$1 million in unclaimed Powerball prize money is still waiting in Michigan. The prize in a Powerball drawing eight months ago is still to be claimed by someone.

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Powerball allows you to win by matching five numbers. Image: Flickr

The lucky Michigan winner holds a ticket that matched all the white balls in the 3 October 2018 drawing. Those numbers were 41-53-59-63-66 means the ticket is worth $1 million.

Michigan winner should contact officials

The unclaimed Powerball ticket came from a Speedway gas station in Hartland, Michigan. Lottery headquarters has been urging the winner to come forward for several months.

The winner has up to one year from the drawing date to claim their winnings. The prize winner must collect their prize from Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.

Only four months left to claim

Lottery officials want anyone that thinks they hold the winning Powerball ticket to contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Department. They can then make an appointment to collect their life-changing prize.

Lottery players often take their time to come forward and claim their winnings. Winners can consult financial and legal experts before collecting their prize.

Read more: Advice for what you should do when you win big on the Lottery

Michigan winners have the right to anonymity.

Some winners need some time to get used to their new status as a lottery millionaire and wish to stay anonymous. In certain states, lottery winners are not allowed to hide their identity.

In Michigan winners can keep their anonymity. Last year, the winner of $1.5 billion took several months to come forward. They eventually did after consulting with Jason Kurland, who is known as the “Lottery lawyer.”

Another winner recently took New Hampshire to court to keep their win secret. After a lengthy trial the state granted their request.

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