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California Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $200K to expire Monday

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CORONADO, Calif. — A lottery ticket worth more than $200,000 that was bought in Coronado, California, remains unclaimed, and lottery officials yesterday warned that the prize will expire in three days.

The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold Feb. 4 at Avenue Liquor on Orange Avenue near Ninth Street, California Lottery officials said.

It hit five winning numbers — 1, 27, 28, 35 and 40 — but missed the Mega number, 6.

The ticket, which is worth $211,387, will expire at 5 p.m. Monday, officials said. If it is not claimed, the prize money will be go to state schools.

Tickets that are worth more than $600 must be submitted along with a claim form by mail or in person at any lottery office. Prizes are mailed in four to six weeks.

Union-Tribune

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: August 21, 2009, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

With California budget problems, $200,000 is just a drop in a large bucket but every little bit helps.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
             Evil Looking       

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: August 21, 2009, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

    In Maryland any tickets that aren't claimed, the money goes in to a pool for promotions like raffles and bonus drawings.

    Maybe California's lottery rules about unclaimed tickets are different.

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.

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      Posted: August 21, 2009, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

      Damm! How could one make such stupid mistake. this money could change one lives. I hope this doesn't happen for the recent powerball

        Dollar419's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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        Posted: August 22, 2009, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

        I can only guess this scenario but sometimes out of town visitors to CA may buy tickets and take it back across state line forgetting about it--six months is very long time not to redeem a ticket unless they officially lost it or threw it away by accident--unfortunately that happens a lotDisapprove

          barbos's avatar - gold bar-and-cash1.jpg
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          Posted: August 23, 2009, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

            Well our unclaimed champion is $28 million super lotto plus ticket in 2003.

          http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080929/news_1m29lotto.html

           

             I guess this one is not that much pain.