In May of this year, someone bought a winning lottery ticket at a suburban Tampa, Florida convenience store. However, no one has yet come forward to claim the $16 million prize. No one knows for sure why the person who bought the winning ticket has not shown up, but if the winner does not come forward by today, he or she will forfeit the money. Officials say that this would not be the first time that a huge lottery prize has gone unclaimed in the Sunshine State. A 2003 Florida lottery prize of $53 million was not claimed either.
Many people are lamenting the fact that such a huge fortune has not been claimed. The greater tragedy is that so many people fail to cash in on eternity in heaven, which God has offered them through Jesus!
“What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?”–Matthew 16:26.