The hunt is on for yet another unclaimed lotto prize of $5.7 million.
Golden Casket, a lottery company in Queensland, says that five out of eight division one lottery tickets are left unclaimed in the state.
According to Golden Casket spokesman Matt Hart, this isn’t the first time that a number of unclaimed lottery prizes have piled up.
The hunt is on for yet another unclaimed lotto prize of $5.7 million (stock image)
Hart says that in the Sunshine Coast alone, the unclaimed prizes included a $1 million ticket in Maroochydore in 2016, $1 million ticket in Morayfield in 2015, and a $2 million ticket sold in Cairns in 2014.
Lutwyche News and gifts, a Nextra Newsagency in Queensland, is also waiting for the lottery winner to claim their $1.3 million ticket after its purchase in December 2016.
Some states are luckier than others when it comes to lottery games, and Queensland seems to be one of them at present.
In 2018 alone, 35 Queenslanders have won lottery prizes that amount to over $50 million.
Golden Casket says that five out of eight division one lottery tickets are left unclaimed in the Sunshine Coast (stock image)
Queensland lottery winners have up to seven years to claim their prizes (stock image)
‘Interestingly, it seems Queenslanders are the shyest in the country at coming forward to claim their lottery division one prizes,’ Mr Hart said.
Mr Hart also adds that, luckily, Queensland lottery winners have up to seven years to claim their prizes.
Some people eventually do turn up and claim their prizes after months or even years.
People tend to forget or even lose their tickets, while others find it later on in an unexpected place.
Mr Hart even said that one man discovered he became a millionaire after cleaning out his car and finding his lottery ticket, which was purchased more than a year ago.
A lottery hotspot in New South Wales (stock image)