Just One Day Left to Claim $150,000 Ticket
SACRAMENTO – It has now been 179 days since someone purchased a MEGA Millions® ticket in Dana Point that correctly matched five out of six numbers. If claimed, the prize is worth $156,712, but precious time continuous to tick away for this valuable MEGA Millions ticket as there is just one day left to claim it.
The winning ticket was sold at Super Stop Liquor, which is located at 34469 Golden Lantern in Dana Point (Orange County). The ticket successfully matched the numbers 11, 17, 31, 48, and 12, missing only the Mega number of 1.
Although someone might be losing out on a nice chunk of change, it’s not all bad news. If the ticket expires, all the unclaimed prize money will go to supporting California’s public schools. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. This ticket is set to expire tomorrow, July 24, 2013 at 5 p.m.
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible.
MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 44 other jurisdictions (42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 plus a Mega number from 1 to 46. Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s MEGA Millions site for more information.
And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 1, or via our website at www.calottery.com.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.