Residents of Peace Garden State loved to play the lottery. In fact, there were several big winners in 2023, which you can check out here. Someone in the state is getting dangerously close to losing out on some money. Is that you?

North Dakota Lottery Issues: Urgent Reminder

The North Dakota Lottery has issued an urgent reminder for players to check their tickets, as a Mega Millions ticket worth $40,000 remains unclaimed. By June 9, 2024, the winner must claim the ticket that was purchased at Pinnacle Express Travel Plaza in Stanley, North Dakota, for the December 12, 2023 drawing.

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To win the $40,000 prize, the ticket holder matched four white balls and the Mega Ball. The original prize was $10,000, but the player had also purchased the Megaplier multiplier, which was 4 for that drawing, boosting the prize to $40,000.

Verify Your Tickets Promptly

Lottery officials emphasize the importance of verifying tickets promptly. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes. If this prize goes unclaimed by the deadline, it will be returned to the state.

North Dakota Lottery Urges Players to Double-Check Tickets

The North Dakota Lottery encourages all players to double-check their tickets and come forward if they have the winning numbers. This substantial prize serves as a reminder of the importance of checking and keeping lottery tickets safe. The state urges anyone who purchased a ticket for the December 12, 2023, Mega Millions drawing to review their tickets immediately.

This case highlights the excitement and opportunities that lottery games bring, as well as the importance of awareness and timely action among participants. Don’t miss out on this chance—start searching now and claim your winnings before the deadline!

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