Florida Lottery Ticket Worth $1.3 Million About To Expire
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Someone who bought a MEGA MONEY lottery ticket over the summer in south Miami-Dade is a millionaire and doesn’t even know it.
To make matters worse, unless they come forward in the next week or so they will be out of luck.
Florida lottery officials said a MEGA MONEY ticket sold June 18th at Davis Market, at 21630 Southwest 120th Avenue, is worth $1.3 million. However, it remains unclaimed. The 180 day limit to claim the jackprize expires on December 15th.
Customers store have their own theory as to why no one has claimed the prize yet.
“Maybe someone threw the ticket away. After so many months, after so long, what four or five months, somebody threw the ticket away. I don’t know,“ said Anthony who was not a winner.
The winning numbers drawn on June 18th were 10-28-34-43 and the MEGABALL number was 19.
While any Florida Lottery retailer can validate the winning ticket, the MEGA MONEY jackpot must be claimed at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Mega Money is a $1 jackpot game, drawn twice weekly, in which players win the jackpot by matching 4-of-4 winning numbers and the MEGABALL number. MEGA MONEY jackpots start at $500,000 and can roll over to up to $2 million if there isn’t a jackpot winner. When the MEGA MONEY jackpot reaches $2 million and there is no jackpot winner, the jackpot rolls down and increases the payouts on the seven lower-tier prize levels.
Since the game’s inception, more than 123 million MEGA MONEY winners have won more than $794 million in prizes. Of these, 805 players won more than $332 million in jackpot prizes.