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$63 million California Lottery jackpot expires Thursday

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Like a magical horse-drawn carriage that transforms into a pumpkin at midnight, someone's winning $63-million lottery ticket is about to turn into a worthless scrap of paper, according to California Lottery officials.

A winning SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased at a Chatsworth convenience store in August has yet to be redeemed at a California Lottery office, even though a deadline is fast approaching.

If the lucky winner fails to show up at a lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday, they will forfeit the jackpot, officials say.

"At this point, the odds are slim of anybody coming forward," lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said.

Nobody has even shown up with a fake ticket trying to claim the cash, officials said.

The California Lottery put out a public call in November, warning the ticket holder that they had 180 days to claim the $63-million jackpot. Then in December, Lottery Post reported that the California Lottery would not be using store surveillance footage to find the winner, like it had in the past. Now, the clock is really winding down.

Officials say the golden ticket was sold on Aug. 8 at a 7-Eleven store, at 20871 Lassen St. The winning numbers are 1, 16, 30, 33, and 46, with Mega number 24.

If a winner does not come forward, the multimillion-dollar cash prize would be the largest unclaimed SuperLotto Plus ticket in California. The current largest unclaimed prize is $28.5 million for a ticket sold in San Lorenzo, Calif., in 2003.

However, if the winner is someone who just likes to cut things a little too close, and walks into a lottery office by the close of business Thursday, they will have the option of receiving a lump-sum, one-time payment of $39.9 million, or $63 million in payments over 30 years.

The retail store owner who sold the ticket will still receive $315,000, even if no one shows up to claim the $63 million.

Lottery officials say they also have yet to hear from the person who walked into a Chino Hills 7-Eleven last month and purchased a winning ticket in a massive $1.6-billion Powerball drawing. 

In that case, however, the winner still has a year to claim their $528-million share of the jackpot before the ticket turns to trash.

LA Times, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: February 3, 2016, 8:59 am - IP Logged

That is just mind boggling.

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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    Posted: February 3, 2016, 9:14 am - IP Logged

     Can you imagine that if you purchased a ticket from this Chatsworth convenience store at the same time but you also lost it and the numbers on it are not the winning numbers? 

     For the real ticket, there are so many guesses as to what happened to it. Check your couch. Empty your wallet. Look inside your car. On and On...

     The winner is about to say goodbye to about $25 million and then have a good cry.

    Boxing

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      Posted: February 3, 2016, 9:52 am - IP Logged

      People say there's always a winner, yea, in this case it's the state.

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        Posted: February 3, 2016, 9:55 am - IP Logged

        I think the other two powerball tickets from this last huge jackpot will be lost tickets too.

        If you can't keep track of your tickets you shouldn't even play lol.

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          Posted: February 3, 2016, 9:56 am - IP Logged

          That ticket is either in a safe place- or it ended up in a pair of jeans that went through the washer. 

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

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            Posted: February 3, 2016, 10:03 am - IP Logged

            Sounds  like another lost ticket or expired winner.

             Hope California will put that $63M to good use.

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              Posted: February 3, 2016, 10:33 am - IP Logged

              Yes, It is sounding like the ticket could have been missed place. I'm going to add a new twists to this. What if the person that purchase the ticket was a service person,that was station there then got shipped out? Are one of the people who work on the oil rigs that get ship out 6 months at a time. Something to think about.

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                Posted: February 3, 2016, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                No wonder why the Robbinson family rushing to be on National television, before even claiming 

                their lottery prize.

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                  Posted: February 3, 2016, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

                  Every time I see a story about a jackpot expiring, I get all-pissed-off.

                  Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                    Posted: February 3, 2016, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                    I think the next person that won the SuperLotto Plus in California (September 9, 2015 for $15 million) should get the $63 million if it is not claimed.  Or, they should have a second-chance drawing for it.  The State's shouldn't just pocket the money, throw up their hands and say "Oh well!".  And why wouldn't they use "store surveillance footage to find the winner, like it had in the past"?  They beat a path to that Chino Hills store after it sold one of the winning Powerball tickets for $328 million last month like their tails were on fire.  There is just something "Off" about the California Lottery in my humble opinion.

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                      Posted: February 3, 2016, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                      What if a new state lottery rule, that was stated, that if the person who purchased the winning SuperLotto Plus ticket didn't come forward, the store owner would not get that $315,000, for selling that winning ticket. That store owner would be in a panic, right about now. Lol.   

                      What?


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                        What if a new state lottery rule, that was stated, that if the person who purchased the winning SuperLotto Plus ticket didn't come forward, the store owner would not get that $315,000, for selling that winning ticket. That store owner would be in a panic, right about now. Lol.   

                        What?

                        LOL

                        If that were the case I bet the store owner would be hiring a bounty hunter to find the person who purchased the ticket!

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                          Posted: February 3, 2016, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                          Woops! I lost my ticket.

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                            Posted: February 3, 2016, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

                            LOL

                            If that were the case I bet the store owner would be hiring a bounty hunter to find the person who purchased the ticket!

                            Ha!  You got that right!  Dog and Beth would be on the case.