Check your Tickets!
Just recently, there was a couple in Florida that threw away a winning lottery ticket. The reason for throwing it away? They were tired of looking at it sitting on their table. It wasn’t until their town started running a campaign to find the winning ticket that they realized that they had thrown away the winning ticket. Unfortunately, without that winning ticket they were unable to claim their winnings.
The moral of this story seems fairly simple. ALWAYS check your tickets before discarding them. Know the rules of your state. There is a time limit to claiming your winnings, so be sure that you check your tickets in a timely manner. The lottery is not forgiving. Miss the deadline or throw away the ticket and you are out of luck. Have you ever or someone your know ever forgeotten to check your ticket? Tell your story in the comments section!