WVC 29 - 22 - 16
§29-22-16. Disposition of unclaimed prize money.
Unclaimed prize money for the prize on a winning ticket shall
be retained by the director for the person entitled thereto for one
hundred eighty days after the drawing in which the prize was won or
for one hundred eighty days after the announced end of a game. If
no claim is made for said money within one hundred eighty days, the
prize money reverts to the state lottery fund for the purposes of
paying a portion of the sales commission to lottery sales agents
pursuant to section ten of this article or for awarding additional
prizes. The commission shall promulgate rules for the awarding of
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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