UNCLAIMED TICKET: Investigators Closer To Solving $16M Mystery

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The attorney general’s office says it’s getting closer to solving the mystery of why a multi-million dollar lottery ticket went unclaimed two years ago.

The $16-million ticket was sold in Des Moines in December 2010.

Just hours before it was set to expire in December 2011, a New York attorney showed up in Des Moines with the ticket, saying it belonged to a trust he represented.

When his clients refused to come forward, the ticket was voided and the winnings went back to the state.

Since then the attorney general’s office has been investigating and says a witness in Canada came forward with information that led to a couple in Houston.

Investigators hope information from the couple will finally explain why no one claimed the prize and if any laws were broken.


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