Dozens of $120 Million Powerball Lottery Jackpot Winners Oddly Haven’t Claimed Their Money Yet After Almost a Month
- Powerball Jackpot Syndicate winners in WA have yet to collect their six-figure sum
- A syndicate of 250 in Kalgoorlie has won the $120m, some of them AWOL
- The lottery organization said it would do everything possible to get the money back to its owners
- WA winners have one year from date of purchase to claim their prize
Many lottery syndicate members have yet to come forward to claim their winnings nearly a month after collecting a huge Powerball.
A 250-strong syndicate in the Australian outback mining towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder won half of the $120 million Powerball jackpot on February 24.
However, about 30 union members were yet to come forward, despite $261,986 pending each of them.
Lotterywest is calling on them to come forward and say their winning ticket was purchased from a City News store in Kalgoorlie.
A dog keeps an eye on the newsagent in Kalgoorlie where the winning syndicate was bought
Lotterywest spokeswoman Lisa Williams said PerthNow that their headquarters had been “buzzing with enthusiastic winners” from the union over the past few weeks, but many remained unknown.
“This is a fantastic win for WA Regional and we will do everything we can to return this prize money to its rightful owners,” Ms Williams said.
“If you are one of the unclaimed ticket holders, please call us to discuss how to verify your ticket so we can make your payment.”
If winners are unable to get their money back or fear for their privacy, Ms Williams urged them to call the lottery organization, where their privacy will be respected.
WA Lottery players have one year from date of purchase to collect their Division One prize.
Lotterywest is the only state government owned and operated lottery in the country and returns all available profits to the Western Australian community through direct grants and statutory allocations.
These grants are awarded in line with their vision of “building a better Western Australia together” with the WA community.
“We will do everything we can to return this cash prize to its rightful owners,” Lotterywest said.