Three people who won $50,000 prizes in Powerball drawings in Massachusetts had better come forward quickly or they could lose their winnings.

According to Powerball rules, winners have a year to claim their prize money or it evaporates. Even worse, the money reverts to the state and gets distributed as local aid to cities and towns.

Perish the thought!

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Get our free mobile app reported the Massachusetts Lottery Commission is waiting for three winners from April 2022 to come forward and claim their prize money.

The first winning ticket was purchased at M&M Market on Lincoln Street in Worcester on April 2, 2022. The second winning ticket came from Honey Farms on Main Street in Rutland on April 16, 2022. The final winning ticket was bought at Cumberland Farms on Kelly Blvd. in North Attleboro on April 30, 2022.

According to, "Lottery prizes valued up to $103,000 can be claimed at all lottery claim centers, which are located in Braintree, its headquarters in Dorchester, Lawrence, New Bedford, West Springfield, and Worcester."

Under Massachusetts State Lottery rules, "Sales Agents shall be entitled to a sales commission in such percentage or amount as the Commission may adopt from time to time. All Sales Agents, manual Agents or otherwise, shall be entitled to a bonus if they have sold certain tickets," according to the provisions of the law.

It is also good manners to tip a Sales Agent from whom you purchase a winning lottery ticket that's worth a lot of money.

Those Sales Agents get squat if the winners don't come forward.

Good luck! I hope the Powerball winners come forward before the state claims their winnings.

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