Throwing away your lottery ticket could mean losing out on thousands of dollars
OKLAHOMA CITY – If you didn’t win the Mega Millions drawing last night, you’re not alone.
You have a greater chance of being hit by an asteroid than you do of winning the jackpot.
In fact, the odds of winning an Academy Award are 1 in 11,500.
The chance of being attacked by a shark is 1 in 11.5 million and the odds of winning the Mega Millions are 1 in 259 million.
Even if you didn’t win the big jackpot, you still have a chance at a smaller prize.
In fact, experts say you have a 1 in 15 chance of winning something by getting the correct Mega Ball.
However, lottery officials say around $800 million goes unclaimed each year.
Victor Gonson said, “I don’t even know where it is. I gave it to someone. They might have won. I don’t know.”
Ashley Thomas said, “I think the most we’ve given was $8 so far, but I wish I would have won it.”
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission said there were 213,373 winners in the state Tuesday night.
Someone at the EZ -Go store in Lawton won $20,000.
Five people won $5,000 in Muskogee, Atoka, Norman, Wister and Del City.
Sarah Lavalis said, “Oh, I checked it. I didn’t win anything.”