Unclaimed $10,000 Mega Millions Prize Alert: Check Your Tickets Before Expiry!

Lottery players are on the clock with just five days remaining to claim a $10,000 Mega Millions jackpot before it expires. The winning ticket, matching four numbers, was purchased at Jo Stop in Northwood, Iowa, on July 28, 2023. With the expiration date looming on January 24, ticket holders are urged to promptly check their numbers on the Mega Millions website.

Participating in the lottery carries inherent risks, and individuals should only purchase tickets within their financial means. For those exhibiting signs of gambling addiction, the National Gambling Hotline (1-800-522-4700) or the National Council on Problem Gambling website are available resources.

Mega Millions, a multi-state lottery game with expansive jackpots, operates in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands, spanning a total of 47 jurisdictions. Jackpot amounts increase based on ticket sales, with the starting jackpot varying and announced before each drawing.

In the Mega Millions game, prizes may be shared among multiple winners, allowing flexibility in deciding how to distribute the winnings once claimed. Players can acquire a ticket for $2, selecting six numbers from two distinct pools. The first pool consists of choosing five numbers from one to 70 (white balls), and the second pool involves picking one number from one to 25 (gold Mega Ball). Alternatively, players can opt for Easy Pick/Quick Pick, an automated number selection.

Claiming the jackpot requires matching all six winning numbers in the drawing. As the clock ticks down, ticket holders are advised to check their numbers promptly and seize the opportunity to claim the $10,000 Mega Millions prize before it expires.