$1.67 million winning Lottery ticket sold in Sacramento expires this week if unclaimed

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A winning Powerball ticket with a $1.67 million prize bought in November at a liquor store in Sacramento’s South Land Park neighborhood will expire Thursday if it remains unclaimed.

The winning ticket, sold over the Thanksgiving weekend at Lichine’s Liquor & Deli at 7107 S. Land Park Drive, matched five numbers in the Nov. 27 Powerball drawing (8-32-55-64-66), missing only the Mega number (10).

Six months later, California Lottery officials are still waiting for the person who bought the winning ticket to claim the prize. If nobody submits a claim by Thursday, the $1.67 million prize will instead go to California public schools, according to a California Lottery news release.

Officials said the Lottery exists to generate extra money for public education, and it has raised more than $1 billion solely in unclaimed prizes since Lottery tickets first went on sale in 1985.

All players were encouraged to double-check any Powerball tickets they’re hanging onto as soon as possible. Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket needs to complete and submit a California Lottery claim form. The forms are available online or by visiting any of the nine Lottery district offices or the more than 23,000 Lottery retailers throughout the state.

California Lottery players can submit their signed claim form along with the winning ticket in person at a district office or mail their documents to California Lottery Headquarters, 730 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95811.

The winning ticket with the unclaimed $1.67 million prize needs to be postmarked or claimed in person by Thursday May 26, 2022. If the player holding the winning ticket needs additional assistance claiming their prize, they can send an email to California Lottery Customer Service at customerservice@calottery.com or call 1-800-LOTTERY from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on state holidays.

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