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Woman says $26M California lottery ticket destroyed in wash


The winner of a $26 million California Lottery prize may have literally washed the chance of a fortune down the drain.

The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket for the Nov. 14 drawing was sold at an Arco AM/PM convenience store in the Los Angeles suburb of Norwalk. Thursday was the last day to redeem it.

Nobody did.

Store employee Esperanza Hernandez told the Whittier Daily  News  that a woman came in Wednesday and told workers that she had put the ticket in her pants and it was destroyed in the laundry.

The store’s manager told  KTLA-TV  that surveillance video showed the woman who bought the ticket, and she's known to store workers.

A copy of the surveillance video was turned over to California Lottery officials, the manager said.



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Comment by noise-gate - May 14, 2021, 12:53 am
There is nothing to be done here. She lost the ticket and the CA lottery goes with the saying " No ticket, no money."
rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - May 14, 2021, 12:00 pm
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes (or nothing).
Comment by noise-gate - May 15, 2021, 9:57 pm
l know this topic has been covered before: But why would you purchase a lottery ticket or tickets and not put your ticket in a safe place in the event you won? That's like leaving your unlocked vehicle with the engine running in your driveway while you inside watching tv or boozing?

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