Jun 26, 2014, 8:29 pm
According to the Texas Lottery Commission, there could be a multi-millionaire in the League City-area sitting on a winning lotto ticket from January 1.
A ticket matching all six numbers drawn was purchased that day from the South Shore Shell gas station in the 3300 block of FM 518 in League City. The jackpot was $12 million.
The ticket was a Quick Pick that had the cash value option.
But that prize money could soon be gone with the wind, according to lottery brass, who say that the last day to claim the loot is Monday, June 30.
Winners only have so long to claim their lottto prizes before it reverts back to the state.
Per Texas Lottery Commsion rules, a ticket holder forfeits any claim to a prize for a draw game after 180 days have passed following the drawing, unless they are otherwise disposed of because military duty.
The convenience store was awarded a check for $121,385.34 on March 6 for selling the winning ticket.
"We encourage our players to take another look at their ticket, check the numbers again and if your numbers match, sign the back of the ticket and contact us," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, in a press release.
The lottery says that since 1995, there has been $837 million in unclaimed Texas Lottery prizes reverted back to the state.
So, if you're in the League City area or traveled through there on New Year's Day and haven't checked your ticket yet, the numbers were 15, 17, 43, 45, 47 and 50.
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