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Time Expires on Claims for Winning $63M Ticket, Making It Largest Unclaimed Lotto Prize in State History

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With the owner of the $63-million ticket essentially forfeiting the prize, the multimillion-dollar jackpot is now the largest unclaimed SuperLotto Plus ticket in the state’s history. The unclaimed money will go toward funding schools in the next quarter, lottery officials said. (Credit: California Lottery)

A SuperLotto Plus ticket went from a $63-million prize to a worthless scrap of paper late Thursday afternoon after the person who bought it failed to show up by the deadline to turn it in.

The winner of the multimillion-dollar ticket had 180 days from the drawing on Aug. 8 to claim the prize. California Lottery had even put out a public call, warning the winner to claim his or her prize money before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Despite all the hype, lottery officials said the would-be winner never came forward. But the end of someone’s $63-million dream didn’t come without controversy.

Brandy Milliner, a Los Angeles County resident, filed legal documents Wednesday morning, claiming he had turned in the winning ticket to the California State Lottery Commission within the claim period.

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