Unclaimed Texas Lottery Prizes

There are currently no unclaimed lottery prizes in the Lone Star State. This page is updated regularly with any expiring top prizes from draw games such as Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto Texas.

Read below to find out about some of the biggest Texas Lottery prizes that almost went unclaimed.

Unfortunately, some top prize winners never come forward to claim their winnings. For example, a $1 million Powerball prize from January 13, 2021 was never claimed. The winning ticket was sold at ALTX Management at 3630 Interstate 35 S. in Wacowas.

Gary Grief, the executive director of the Texas Lottery, advises players to "take another look at their tickets, check the numbers again and if your numbers match, sign the back of the ticket and contact us to request an appointment to claim your prize."

TX Lottery draw game winners have 180 days from the draw date to come forward and cash their ticket. Some military personnel may be eligible for an extended claim period. Unclaimed winnings are returned to the state to fund programs authorized by the Texas Legislature.

Any prize money that remains unclaimed after the 180 day period is allocated to causes and programs within Texas, such as the Fund for Veteran's Assistance.