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$36 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida goes unclaimed

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By Todd Northrop

Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket last August in Florida has forfeited a life-changing $36 million prize payout after the winning ticket expired last week.

No one stepped up to claim the prize from the August drawing before the Sunday, Feb. 11 deadline, rendering the Mega Millions lottery ticket void.

As a result, the winner has no chance of claiming the winnings — the ticket is now only worth the paper it was printed on, said Michelle Griner, a spokesperson with the Florida Lottery.

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