$1M lottery victor running out of time to claim prize


$1M lottery victor running out of time to claim prize

Or very unlucky, if they don't come forward soon.

The Virginia Lottery says the ticket, now worth a cool $1 million, will "become a worthless slip of paper" if it isn't claimed by 5 p.m. on March 15.

A lucky lottery ticket victor is running out of time to claim his or her $1 million prize.

The ticket, worth $1 million, was sold September 26 at a 7-Eleven store in Chesapeake, Virginia Lottery officials said Tuesday.

He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven store on Allen Road in Melvindale and didn't check the ticket for months.

In Virginia, winning tickets expire 180 days after the drawing.

13-21-28-34-40, Mega Ball number 15. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers and missed the Mega Ball number, entitling the victor to the Mega Millions' second prize of $1 million, the release said.

That earns it the $1 million second-place prize, the odds for which are one in more than 18 million.

Anyone with information about the ticket can call the Virginia Lottery at 804-692-7000 or 757-825-7800.