Over the past 14 years players of the Wisconsin lottery has racked up $47,472,551 in lotto and jackpot winnings. In 2011 there was a staggering $2.6 million that went unclaimed.
“People may not realize they have won because they are so focused on the jackpot,” said lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage.
Wisconsin lottery players have 180 days to claim winnings. After that time the money and prizes are sent to the lottery’s property tax relief fund. Players are urged to quickly claim winnings and review all lottery tickets purchased.