Who tries to claim a winning lottery ticket MORE THAN ONE YEAR after they purchased a ticket? A Des Moines couple aren't happy right now after they were denied their winnings from a winning lottery ticket. The ticket was purchased on 11/26/2019. They had one year to claim their prize so the ticket expired on 11/30/2020. The couple didn't try to claim the prize until 2/8/2021!
Unfortunately, the lottery denied this families claim due to the lottery never closing during the pandemic. The state lottery put out multiple reminders for people to double check their tickets before they expired. The father claimed he so happened to find the ticket while cleaning out his wife's car. Can't help but wonder when was the last time they cleaned out their car.