Unclaimed $1 million California Lottery ticket expires

Mar 14, 2015 11:03 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Somebody in California has let $1 million slip through their fingers.

The California Lottery says a winning Powerball ticket that was sold in Rosemead for the Sept. 13 draw officially expired on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The lottery says one person came into the lottery's Santa Fe Springs district office but he couldn't produce the ticket and the rules say you have to show the ticket to claim the prize.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim most lottery prizes.

Lottery officials tried to locate the mystery man several weeks ago by releasing surveillance photos of him buying the winning ticket at Rosemead Supermarket.

Since it wasn't claimed, the prize money will be given to California public schools.

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