16.5 unclaimed hot lotto prize in dsm ia 21/29/2010

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#1 Nov 13, 2011
I had been working with the ia lottery since back on dec 30th 2010, trying to convince them that I'm the rightful winner. On dec 30th I contacted their office with the concern of a clerk possibly mishandling/keeping my ticket I've told them I purchased this ticket on dec 23rd 2010 after work but because I made atleast 8 more purchases at that store which is way on the other side of town and that would be the only reason I went there I also told them that the strange thing was I had bought this ticket for the christmas drawing and being that this numbers won for the 29th should have raised red flags for I did not know that it was a multidraw ticket that had won I also told them that I could had posibly had my hood on and now they say that the video did not catch the winners face yeah I wonder why. I remember this ticket because my intentions where to get the sizzler x5 but the clerk explained to me that it was the multi option good for five draws so I went ahead with my transaction. When I first contacted the lottery I had forgotten that I bought such kind of ticket for that was an unusual purchase for me. Here I am back at step one with no progress.
MrsR

Monessen, PA

#2 Nov 13, 2011
That's a horrible story. I take pictures of all of our tickets with my cell phone. We won and we did have the ticket (PA Lottery) so it was not a problem for us to collect, but we knew enough to protect ourselves. I have head quite a few stories like yours. Good luck and I hope they give you the prize.

Since: Mar 11

Bonne Terre, MO

#3 Nov 14, 2011
That's why there is a spot for you to sign your name on the back of your ticket.

I do so immediately upon purchase.
lottoplayer

United States

#4 Dec 17, 2011
Somebodythatcares wrote:
That's why there is a spot for you to sign your name on the back of your ticket.
I do so immediately upon purchase.
I did signed my name, and I presented it to the agent for checking/vlidation I just didn't know it was a winner at the time, its fruastrating to think that the odds of winning are already 1:16 million and still got to worry that you may lose it or it get ruined but now even have to worry that the one person incharge of validating it is going to steal it, I signed the ticket and that's why no one has come forward. It is set to expire 12/29/2011 at 4pm.....

Congrats on your winnings, now that I am better informed and know how to safeguardmyself all I can do is try again.
Sawaa

Des Moines, IA

#5 Dec 6, 2012
loseing hope wrote:
I had been working with the ia lottery since back on dec 30th 2010, trying to convince them that I'm the rightful winner. On dec 30th I contacted their office with the concern of a clerk possibly mishandling/keeping my ticket I've told them I purchased this ticket on dec 23rd 2010 after work but because I made atleast 8 more purchases at that store which is way on the other side of town and that would be the only reason I went there I also told them that the strange thing was I had bought this ticket for the christmas drawing and being that this numbers won for the 29th should have raised red flags for I did not know that it was a multidraw ticket that had won I also told them that I could had posibly had my hood on and now they say that the video did not catch the winners face yeah I wonder why. I remember this ticket because my intentions where to get the sizzler x5 but the clerk explained to me that it was the multi option good for five draws so I went ahead with my transaction. When I first contacted the lottery I had forgotten that I bought such kind of ticket for that was an unusual purchase for me. Here I am back at step one with no progress.
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