Only A Few Days Left For $1M Michigan Lottery Winner To Claim Prize

The ticket was sold nearly a year ago in Livingston County

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September 30, 2019 - 9:37 am

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(WWJ) Check last year's favorite jeans and jacket pockets. You could have a lottery ticket that's worth a bundle and about to expire. 

There's only a few days left for the owner of a $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Livingston County, Michigan, to claim the big prize. 

According to the Michigan Lottery, a lucky player matched the five white balls - 41-53-59-63-66 - drawn Oct. 3, 2018 to win $1 million.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Speedway gas station located at 10070 Highland Road in Hartland, north of Brighton. 

If you're the big winner, you'd better act fast. Powerball tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. The prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

Whoever has the ticket should call 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.

If the prize isn't claimed before the ticket expires, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund. It would be the third $1 million prize to go unclaimed in 2019 after a $1 million Mega Millions prizes went unclaimed in March and earlier this month, lottery officials say.

Not the ticket holder but what a shot? Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across Michigan and online at MichiganLottery.com. The tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Remember: Never gamble more than you can afford to lose. Facing a gambling problem can be an overwhelming experience, and who get in over their head feel like there is no way out. If you need help, call The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-270-7117.