According to US media reports, the United States has about $ 2 billion in lottery prizes unclaimed each year. Although most of the lotteries have a face value of only 1 to 5 yuan, many of them have changed the amount of life since then.
Over 300 million dollar lottery tickets expire
According to CNN Money, Brett Jacobson has developed an application called "Lotto Lotto" that reminds winning lotteries to pick up the prize. To develop this program, Jacobson collected a large amount of data from the state lottery commissions. He said that in 2013 alone, there were more than 300 lottery tickets with over one million dollars overdue and no one was awarded.
据CNN Money报道，Brett Jacobson开发了一个名为“乐透彩票”的应用程序，提醒中奖彩票领取奖品。为了开发这个项目，雅各布森从州彩票委员会收集了大量数据。他说，仅2013年一年，就有300多张彩票逾期超过100万美元，没有人中奖。
U.S. hardball prize pool accumulates to $ 450 million
It is reported that the amount of the Power Ball prize pool in the United States has accumulated to 450 million US dollars. Jacobson said that unclaimed bonuses will be more, because when people know that they have not won the first prize, they often Ignore the check of other small prizes. "People don't even know there is a second prize," he said.
Winners must receive it in 30 years
According to regulations, the $ 1 million bonus will be paid to the winner immediately after deducting taxes. However, for a staggering $ 450 million in prize money, winners must receive it over 30 years, although few people do. Most people will choose to collect it once, although they only get one third of the bonus.