If you enjoy the Virginia Lottery Cash 5 game, you might want to take a look at your old tickets.
Somewhere, there are two Cash 5 tickets purchased in Wytheville worth a combined $100,000. Both were bought June 23 at the Fourth Street Market at 395 N. Fourth St. Both tickets are set to expire soon unless they’re claimed by the winner(s).
By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing. That means both tickets are set to expire at the close of business (5 p.m.) on Thursday, Dec. 20, unless they’re redeemed, according to a press release from the Virginia Lottery.
The tickets each won $50,000 in the June 23 night drawing by matching all five winning numbers: 12-14-24-25-29.
Whoever has one or both winning tickets should contact the Virginia Lottery immediately at 276-676-5540 or 804-692-7000.
Unclaimed prizes go to Virginia’s Literary Fund, which is used solely for educational purposes such as upgrading technology in schools and teacher retirement funding.
Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11p.m. The odds of matching all five numbers are 1 in 278,256.
During the last fiscal year, Wythe County received more than $2.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education
Now in its 30th year, the Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than $600 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2018.