California Lottery officials say time is running out for the buyer of a winning Mega Millions ticket at a Watts liquor store to collect the $184,000 prize.
The ticket was purchased at Astro Liquor, at the corner of South Avalon Boulevard and East Century Boulevard, before the April 25 drawing. The winning numbers on the ticket are 19, 32, 37, 45 and 52, and the Mega number is 41.
The 180-day claim period for the ticket ends in one week, after which the funds, if they remain unclaimed, will be put toward state education funding.
Glen Bordenave, the manager of Astro Liquor, said store employees have been telling customers to check their tickets, but that none have located it so far.
"All we know is the ticket was sold here," he said in a telephone interview today. "All our customers know, but nobody has the ticket."