BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Three winning Mass Cash tickets that have yet to be claimed are nearing their expiration dates, and the Massachusetts Lottery is trying to get the word out.
The tickets expire exactly one year after the drawing dates of the jackpots they won.
The first ticket, with winning numbers 09-22-23-26-30, was purchased February 3 at AM-PM Convenience in Hyannis. The other two, with winning numbers 10-14-16-26-29, were purchased February 26 at Costa Sunoco Mini Mart in New Bedford and Dracut Town Variety in Dracut.
If the tickets expire, the money "returns to the Commonwealth for distribution to all 351 cities and towns," Mass Lottery said in a release.
The lottery also said the jackpot in Saturday night's Powerball drawing is up to an estimated $321 million, with a cash option estimated at $218.7 million.
It is the largest Powerball drawing since a $344.6 million jackpot was hit on a ticket in North Carolina back on June 1. The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. Saturday, and tickets for the drawing can be purchased up until 9:50 p.m. that day.