Mass. Lottery: Unclaimed $100K Prize About To Expire

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts State Lottery is trying to get the word out about an unclaimed $100,000 Mass Cash prize that is about to expire.

Somebody bought the ticket—with winning numbers 04-22-23-29-32—at Metamorphosis on Washington Street in Dorchester on November 9, 2018, but hasn't claimed it yet.

They have until Friday, November 8 to claim the prize at the state lottery's Dorchester headquarters, or at their regional offices in Braintree, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn, or Worcester from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mass Lotto Director of Communications Christian Teja said prizes sometimes go unclaimed, but that doesn't usually happen with ones that are this large.

"It's infrequent where you see a prize of this amount go unclaimed," Teja said. "In terms of $100,000 Mass Cash prizes, just two over the last twelve months."

So what happens to the money if nobody claims it?

"Lottery prizes that expire become part of the net profit that the lottery ends up returning to the Commonwealth for distribution to all 351 cities and towns," Teja said.

Teja reminded winners to always keep their tickets in a safe place and be sure to check their numbers.

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