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September 22, 2012

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September, 2012 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Two Tickets Worth More Than $300,000 Each to Expire on Monday


SACRAMENTO – On March 27th, nine MEGA Millions tickets matched five out of six numbers to win $308,573 each. Nearly six months later, two of those nine tickets still remain unclaimed and are just days away from expiring. 

The unclaimed tickets were sold at the 7-Eleven located at 7014 Archibald Avenue in Corona (Riverside County) and the Arco ampm located at 3890 North University Parkway in San Bernardino (San Bernardino County).

The winning numbers for the March 27th draw were 19, 44, 34, 9, 51 and a Mega number of 24.

The California Lottery has instituted a new policy to help identify winners of unclaimed prizes worth more than $250,000 by publishing photos of winners shortly before their tickets are scheduled to expire. However, the two wins above are dated well before the policy was adopted, therefore no photos are available of the two winners.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. Both tickets are set to expire on Monday, September 24th at 5:00 p.m., unless the winners personally come into a local Lottery District Office and fill out their paperwork. They can also mail their ticket and claim form as long as the envelope is post-marked by September 24. If that does not happen, they will lose their claim.

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 found here as soon as possible.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 94 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.

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