The $130 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Brighton Beach’s Rocco’s Bakery and Deli (117 Brighton Beach Avenue) still hasn’t been claimed a month after the drawing.
We told you about the local winning ticket in late-November, when Rocco’s Bakery made headlines for the sale and its jubilant manager, Salah Al-Sulaimani” was “doing cartwheels in the store” – likely because the business also receives a $10,000 bonus for making the sale.
But the ticket holder was a mystery at the time, and remains that way today.
According to News 12, lottery officials say an average of about $800 million in lottery prizes go unclaimed each year, largely because people don’t check their numbers when there’s no jackpot winner.
Check your numbers, folks! And then make sure to pass a few bucks to your favorite neighborhood news website.