A SoCal $1 million Powerball winner has just hours left to claim his prize – but may have lost his ticket.
California Lottery officials said they are working to help the man get his hands on his massive wad of cash after he bought a winning ticket in the Rosemead Supermarket at 8800 East Valley Boulevard on Sept. 13.
Officials also said the store has identified the man they believe has won, and that he himself knows he is a winner but has so far been unable to locate his slip.
He has to claim the prize at a lottery district office by 5 p.m. Thursday, and if he cannot find his ticket he can still get his money if he can prove he bought the ticket. However, he will be subject to extensive interviews to prevent a fraudulent claim.
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The winning numbers were 1, 6, 16, 34, and 53. The powerball itself was 27 and was the only number he did not get, or his prize would be even bigger.
If he does not claim the prize the money will be donated to California schools.