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Unclaimed Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold at NJ Turnpike Service Area

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Who wouldn't want to find out they were holding a million dollar lottery ticket? Well, someone is. An unclaimed Cash4Life second-tier lottery ticket worth one million dollars will expire on December 8, 2017, if it is not claimed. The ticket was purchased at the Joyce Kilmer Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike in Milltown.

The rest stop is located at the 78.7 mile post between exits 8A and 9 on the northbound side of the NJ Turnpike. The winning ticket was sold for the December 8, 2016 Cash4Life drawing. According to information from the New Jersey Lottery, the winning numbers for that drawing were 08, 28, 29, 49 and 57. The cash ball was 03. The unclaimed, million dollar ticket matches all five of the white balls drawn, but not the cash ball.

In order to claim the prize, the winning ticket must be presented. The back of the winning ticket must be signed in order to be validated. The winner can validate his or her prize by contacting the New Jersey Lottery District Office in Lawrence Township by telephone at 609-599-5800 or visiting any New Jersey Lottery retailer.

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Once the ticket is validated, the holder will receive a validation slip along with a claim form. Prizes can be picked up directly at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters or sent through the mail. The NJ Lottery District Office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Cash4Life is a lottery game that is offered in nine states, including New Jersey and New York. The top prize of all five balls and the cash ball serves up $1,000 a week for life or $7 million. The second prize, which often has numerous winners, delivers $1,000 a week for life or $1 million. Second prize has a winner picking all five white balls, but not the cash prize. Four balls and the cash ball wins $2,500 while four balls gets $500.

It may sound unusual for winning lottery tickets to go unclaimed, but it's not. In the last 15 years, five Powerball and Mega Millions tickets have gone unclaimed, including a $31 million ticket brought in New York in August of 2006. A $77 million lottery ticket went unclaimed in Georgia in June of 2011.

Lottery experts theorize that millions go unclaimed every year from drawings simply because many folks do not know that they hit a jackpot of sorts with secondary prizes.

The moral? Check those lottery tickets!

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