purchased in the Suisun City area in September still hasn't been redeemed, state officials said last week.
If the ticket goes unclaimed until March 27, it will expire and the money will be given to schools in the state, according to a press release from the California Lottery.
More details from the lottery follow:
SACRAMENTO – It’s been three months since someone bought a MEGA Millions ticket in Suisun City worth $173,830, but still, no one has come forward to claim the prize. The ticket was for the Lottery draw held on September 28th.
The retailer who sold the winning ticket is Super Serv Chevron, which is located at 4490 Central Way in Suisun City (Solano County). The ticket successfully matched the numbers 6, 8, 14, 43 and 56, missing only the Mega number of 28.
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. If unclaimed, this ticket will expire at close of business March 27, 2013, and the unclaimed funds will be transferred to California schools.
MEGA Millions is a multistate game, played in California and 43 other jurisdictions (41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Players pick five numbers from 1 to 56 plus a Mega number from 1 to 46. Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s MEGA Millions site for more information.