If you're looking for some spare cash for the holidays, you might want to check to see if you have any lottery tickets laying around. Illinois Lottery officials say there are over two-million dollars worth of prizes that are unclaimed. Winners have a year to claim their prizes and the first prize set to expire is a quarter-million dollar Mega Millions ticket.
There are a half dozen other 250-thousand dollar tickets that will expire over the course of next year. There are four unclaimed Powerball tickets each worth 200-thousand dollars. Overall, lottery officials say there are 77 unclaimed prizes.