Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time is Running Out for Mega Millions Winner

A US Mega Millions player in Michigan will lose their chance to pick up a $250,000 winner's check if they don't claim their prize by the end of the month.

The winning ticket was purchased March 29, 2013, at the Southend Market on Saginaw St., Flint. The winning numbers are 25, 31, 36, 46, and 53. The Gold Mega Ball number is 21.

Speaking earlier this week, market owner Issa Yacoub said he believes the winner is unlikely to claim their prize. If they don't Yacoub will lose out too because he will not receive the $2,000 reward due to him for selling a winning ticket.

"I believe probably somebody played it here and threw it in the garbage," Yacoub said. "I don't think they will ever find it. There's no way somebody would win and not claimed it by now."

Time is running out, but there is still a chance someone may yet claim the prize and Michigan Lottery representative, Jeff Holyfield said: "If someone finds it, the first thing they should do is contact us. As long as we have the ticket in our hands by 16:45 [March 31] the quarter-million dollars will be paid out."

The $250,000 prize is one of the largest prizes to go unclaimed in the state of Michigan, but it is pennies in comparison to the $400 million Mega Millions jackpot that was won by two tickets last Tuesday and both prizes are still waiting to be claimed.