Assume a lottery drawing has been held and the lottery’s computers tell them that a winning ticket was sold. The pot disappears and the lottery starts again. If nobody claims that winning ticket what happens to the money? Does the state just pocket that money or does it roll back into the lottery system as part of a new jackpot?
Does the answer change if there are multiple winners? Say three people had the winning number but one of the three never claims the prize. I think (but am not positive) that a winner has 60 days to claim the jackpot. If that time passes does the 1/3 of the unclaimed money devolve to the other two winners or again does the state just pocket the money?