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