The owners of the 7-Eleven franchise on Beaver Dam Road in Timonium have all but given up hope on meeting the winner of a $250,000 Mega Millions ticket that was sold at their store.
The ticket was one of five winners sold on March 30—the same day the three Marylanders won a record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions grand prize. Now the deadline to claim the second-tier prize is quickly approaching.
The ticket must be claimed by Friday, Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
"It's very uncommon," Erica Palmisano, a Maryland Lottery spokeswoman said.
Only three big money tickets since 1986 have gone unclaimed, according Palmisano.
- $1.5 million Lotto ticket in January 1986
- $1 million Lotto ticket in September 1991
- $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions ticket in August 2010
The winning numbers were: 2 - 4 - 23 - 38 - 46. (Second tier winners only have to match five numbers, without the bonus match ball.)
There were 161 $250,000 winners across the country, according to the Mega Millions website.
Click here to find out how you can claim a winning ticket.
The grand prize winners, nicknamed "The Three Amigos" said they planned to continue working and travel. What would you do with $250,000? Start checking the couch cushions.
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