The $1-million ticket expires on Dec. 25th.
Baltimore, Md (KM) It’s a ticket that’s worth a cool million, literally. The Maryland Lottery says a Mega Millions ticket sold earlier this year in Prince George’s County is worth $1-million, but the no one has come forward to claim the prize.
Lottery spokesman Doug Lloyd says the ticket was purchased at the Tantallon Exxon 10815 Indian Head Highway. “In this case, the ticket was purchased for our June 26th drawing. when the jackpot was $232-million. And they didn’t win the jackpot. They were one number off, but they won $1-million,” he says.
The numbers on the unclaimed winning ticket are 17, 25,29, 39 and 60. The Mega Ball number was 19.
But since that drawing, Lloyd says the ticket holder has not come forward, and this ticket expires on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. “We’re frantically searching for this winner. Hopefully, some people are frantically searching that winning ticket because the final day to actually get into our office and claim the prize is Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 4:30. That’s when we’re going to lock the doors. So we want to make sure that we see that winner before then,” says Lloyd.
If you have that winning ticket, you should bring it Lottery headquarters, with the required identification, at 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. Go to the Lottery website at mdlottery.com/winners/how-to-claim for more information..
So what happens if the winner does not come forward and claim the prize, Lloyd was asked. “This is something we never want to happen. But when it does happen–and it does happen with some of our lower tier prizes–we can’t use that money for anything else so it goes into our Unclaimed Prize Fund,” he says The money will be used to fund second-chance games, says Lloyd.
By Kevin McManus