Unclaimed Lotto Ticket Worth $1M Sold in El Paso Expires Soon
Someone is holding a winning lotto ticket that’s worth $1 million and no one has come forward to claim it and time is running out to cash in.
Did you purchase a lottery ticket in January and forget to check your numbers? You may have $1 million waiting for you at the Texas Lottery office.
Time is running out for the winner to come forward to claim their prize which expires Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m. local time.
A Quick Pick ticket matching five numbers drawn during the January 25, 2020 drawing was purchased at Big Savers Market, located at 3630 Alameda Ave. (Suite B), in El Paso.
The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn: (2-9-17-36-67), but not the Powerball number (18).
Since late January the winning ticket has yet to be claimed and whoever is holding it needs to claim it soon as the deadline to claim the prize is Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m. local time.
According to the Texas Lottery Commission: "A ticket holder forfeits any claim to a prize for a draw game after the expiration of the 180th day following the draw date. The deadline may be extended for a period of time for certain eligible military personnel. Unclaimed prizes revert back to the state for programs authorized by the Texas Legislature."
For Texas Lottery winners looking to claim their prizes will have to do so by making an appointment online at txlottery.org/appointment or by calling 800-375-6886 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walk-in claims will not be accepted and unscheduled claimants will not be admitted into any Texas Lottery office. The ticket holder may also claim the prize by mail. The ticket, along with a claim form, must be postmarked on or prior to the July 23 ticket expiration date and should be mailed to:
- Texas Lottery Commission
- ATTN: Austin Claim Center PO Box 16600
- Austin, TX 78761-6600
- Allow 4-6 weeks for mail-in claims to be processed
The deadline is nearing to claim this winning lotto ticket so check your car, and pockets because you could be sitting on $1 million.