Officials from the Connecticut Lottery are still searching for the holder of winning ticket worth $1 million. The ticket was bought last year in Fairfield County and came up trumps in the January 1, New Year's Super Draw, but the bubbly is still on ice because nobody has stepped forward to claim the prize.
In a news release issued on Friday, Connecticut Lottery President and CEO, Anne Noble, urged lottery players to search out their discarded tickets and double-check the numbers.
"The winner may be simply unaware that they are in possession of the $1 million winning ticket, which is why we are actively encouraging all players to check their tickets carefully," Noble said. "It is also very important that winners sign their tickets immediately in order to establish ownership."
According to Connecticut Lottery rules players must present their tickets within 180 days of the draw. It they fail to do so they lose their entitlement to the prize and $1 million is a lot of money to lose.
The countdown timer is ticking, but the missing winner still has until June 30 to claim their prize. The winning number is 198104. Is this your ticket? If so you should contact Connecticut Lottery at 777 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
The Connecticut Lottery introduced the Super Draw in 2010, and numbers are drawn twice a year, on New Year's Day and Independence Day. The Connecticut Lotto game has two drawings each week, Tuesdays and Fridays. Tonight's draw is at 10:38 (EST) and has an estimated jackpot of $3.2 million.