The deadline for paying unclaimed winnings, even after winning 1st place in the lottery worth over 2.3 billion won, is approaching a month away, and the companion lottery, a company entrusted by the lottery, has started looking for the owner.
According to the lottery that coincides on the 20th, the first prize winner with only about a month left for the payment of unclaimed winnings is the 987th (October 30, last year) lottery ticket buyer. The first winning amount is 23,787,11,625 won, and the first number won is ‘2, 4, 15, 23, 29, 38’. The place I bought it was at a lottery shop in Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do.
The deadline for payment of the 2nd prize not received in the same round will also end on the 31st of the following month. The 2nd prize of the lottery lottery was won 987th amount is 54,08,485. The 2nd place winning numbers are ‘2, 4, 15, 23, 29, 38 and bonus number 7’, and the winning area is a lottery shop located in Gimhae, Gyeongnam.
The deadline for payment of lottery winnings is within one year of the date of posting the payment, and the deadline for payment of round 987 is until October 31st.
Winnings whose payment deadline has passed will be returned to the lottery fund in accordance with the Lottery Act and the Lottery Fund, and will be used for various public benefit projects such as housing stability support projects for the low income class, scholarship projects, and welfare for the disadvantaged.
Kim Jong-un, head of the lottery team, said, “After purchasing a lottery ticket, there are cases where it is not confirmed whether the lottery has been won or not even after the lottery date,” he said.
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