Updated: 07/20/2014 8:39 AM
Created: 07/20/2014 8:38 AM WDIO.com
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Revenue says roughly $3.4 million in lottery winnings were not claimed by lucky ticket holders last year.
The Appleton Post-Crescent Media reported that since 1997, nearly $55 million in winning tickets have gone unclaimed.
The figures represent only lotto games like Powerball and Mega Millions. It doesn't include unclaimed prizes from Wisconsin Lottery scratch-off tickets.
The unclaimed winnings go toward property tax relief in the state and show up as a gaming credit on property tax bills.
In Wisconsin's history, there have been only a few unclaimed $1 million payouts and a small number of $10,000 prizes. Most of the unclaimed tickets fall in the $4 to $100 range.
Information from: Post-Crescent Media
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