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It is unclear how the situation would be handled if the ticket were to be turned in on Monday, she said. Lottery winners may also turn https://www.rebelmouse.com/lottocashmachine/ in winning tickets by mail. As long as the ticket is postmarked by August 25, it will be deemed valid. The gaming commission will be monitoring incoming mail to see if the ticket turns up, Calicchia said. New York state has seen several prizes go unclaimed, the largest of which was drawn more than a decade ago. In 2002, the owner of a winning ticket sold in Brooklyn never came forward to collect the $68 million prize. It remains the highest jackpot to go unclaimed in New York Lottery history. The next year, a ticket in Brooklyn went unclaimed again, this time for a jackpot of $46 million. Winnings can go unclaimed for a variety of reasons, Calicchia said, noting sometimes tickets or lost or become unreadable after being left in a pocket and washed. She said many tickets are unclaimed because winners don't notice they scored with smaller, tiered prizes in lottery jackpots. "Most people don't realize that there is more than one prize in the lottery drawing," she said. Rye is in Westchester County and is about 30 miles north of New York City. Copyright 2013 by CNN NewSource .
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Mario Scarnici of Monmouth Junction claimed his share of the prize, which amounts to $86 million before taxes. Two of the three winning tickets in the August 7 drawing were sold in the state, according to a New Jersey Lottery statement released on Friday. He purchased his ticket from the Super Stop & Shop supermarket in South Brunswick Township. Jose Perez, a night manager at the Stop & Shop, said the winning ticket has been great for business and that employees are thrilled that the winner came forward to claim his prize. "We were happy first of all that we sold it," said Perez in a telephone interview. "We sold a ticket before but nobody claimed it." The store received a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket, and will give that money to charity. According to a report on the CentralJersey.com web site, Scarnici came forward with his two adult sons to claim his prize. He chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes. Members of a group of 16 Ocean County maintenance workers with a winning ticket will each receive about $3.8 million after taxes. The group, known as Ocean's 16, bought the Powerball numbers at the Acme Markets in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Scarnici could not be reached for comment, nor could a representative for the state lottery. Paul White, an engineer from Ham Lake, Minnesota, was the other winner. The odds of winning the jackpot were about one in 175 million. (Reporting by David Jones; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Xavier Briand)
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