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$1M Mega Millions prize sold in Michigan to expire soon

Jul 22, 2015, 4:02 pm

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Mega MillionsMega Millions: $1M Mega Millions prize sold in Michigan to expire soonRating:

LANSING, Mich. — Just two weeks remain for the lucky Michigan winner of a $1 million Mega Millions prize to come forward and claim the big prize.

It has been 11 months since one lucky ticket matched the first five numbers — 25, 28, 36, 45, and 53 — in the Aug. 5, 2014 Mega Millions drawing to win $1 million. The Lottery has yet to hear from the lucky winner.

The winning ticket was purchased at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids.

Tickets for Mega Millions are valid for one year from the drawing date, so the prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 5. The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing.

Unclaimed lottery prizes go to the state's School Aid Fund.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $1. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a Megaplier that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Mega Millions tickets may be purchased at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of a drawing.

Michgan Lottery Press Release, Lottery Post Staff

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maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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Dead I just don't get it

That money's gone fo ever

    HoLeeKau's avatar - 40827 jpg?1576607320
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    Anyone who doesn't want to check their tickets, please send them to me, postage due.  I'm happy to take them off your lazy hands.  Thank you!

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      White Shores- California
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      Dead I just don't get it

      Neither do I. So much could be done with that $$$$.

       * Voice of Reason *   

       

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

        ekem6078's avatar - winter
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        ThudThat ticket hit somebody trash can long ago.

          pickone4me's avatar - lightbulb
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          How do we know if such ticket ever existed?  The lottery could say there is a winning ticket, and when no one shows up to claim it in the claim period, they keep the money.

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            KY Floyd's avatar - lysol avatar.jpg
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            How do we know if such ticket ever existed?  The lottery could say there is a winning ticket, and when no one shows up to claim it in the claim period, they keep the money.

            Thank goodness we've got a watchdog like you to keep an eye out on the  lotteries, to make sure they're not doing anything underhanded. If nobody was paying attention they could keep the money from millions of tickets that never existed. That could add up to an enormous amount of imaginary money.

              cbr$'s avatar - maren
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              I hope this person find this ticket before the time runs out. Since it was purchase at a drug store they could just ran in just to pick up something quick for them or some one else. They have forgotten it.

                music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                Disapprove They are tearing their home apart searching for the winning ticket. Good Luck to them finding it.See Ya!

                 "We are all in this together!" 

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                  Yikes, I wonder if they even know?

                  Coffee

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                    I wonder if it was purchased from a machine. I've found a few tickets that didn't slide all the way out and you couldn't see them unless you bent down and looked under.


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                      Pfft...they'll just win again no doubt.  Winners are blessed with "Can't lose"


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                        How do we know if such ticket ever existed?  The lottery could say there is a winning ticket, and when no one shows up to claim it in the claim period, they keep the money.

                        The lottery dept does not get the money. In Michigan if a lottery prize goes unclaimed, the money then goes to the school aid fund for public education.

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                          I wonder if it was purchased from a machine. I've found a few tickets that didn't slide all the way out and you couldn't see them unless you bent down and looked under.

                          I've had that happen a couple times.  I contacted a store clerk who opened the machine up and got it out for me.  If the buyer didn't have time or just didn't want to bother, it could happen that someone servicing the machine could have just thrown it out.

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                            Yikes, I wonder if they even know?

                            Probably not, probably somewhere complaining about never winning anything. 

                            Some people buy lottery ticket expecting to win the jackpot and if they don't hear someone local won big they hardly ever check them figuring the most they'll lose is a couple of dollars which isn't worth the bother.

                            When I take my winners in to be cash the clerks say what I won in tone of voice which convey a thought "you only won a dollar or two, why did you have me bother to check?" but I never asked them to check my tickets I bought them in to be cashed because I checked and highlighted the winning numbers before I brought them in.

                             * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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