Jackpot worth $2.5 mn goes unclaimed in China

August 1st, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) A lottery jackpot worth over 16 million yuan (around $2.5 million) has gone unclaimed in China - making it one of the biggest unclaimed lottery wins in the country.

The winning ticket was sold May 30 in Nanjing, capital of southern Jiangsu province. Till July 29, no eligible winners presented themselves, the Nanjing Daily reported.

In China, a lottery win expires 60 days after the ticket is sold.

The Jiangsu Provincial Sports Lottery Centre later declared the lottery invalid, and the unclaimed money will now be distributed to a sports welfare fund for the benefit of social causes.

The centre said this was the seventh abandoned lottery ticket case with sums above five million yuan in the province.

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