$1 Million lottery ticket goes unclaimed, about to expire

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RICHMOND (WSLS 10)- Someone is in danger of throwing away a million-dollar prize. A Mega Millions ticket that is now worth $1,000,000 will become a worthless slip of paper, unless the winner claims the prize before 5:00 p.m. on March 15.

Lottery officials say the ticket was bought for the September 16, 2016, Mega Millions drawing at the 7-Eleven at 1729 Military Highway South in Chesapeake. Since then, no one has come forward with the winning ticket to claim the prize.

By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing. Unclaimed prizes go to Virginia's Literary Fund, which is used solely for educational purposes, such as upgrading technology in schools and teacher retirement funding.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 13-21-28-34-40, and the Mega Ball number was 15. This ticket matched the first five numbers and missed only the Mega Ball number. That wins Mega Millions' second prize of $1 million.

Whoever has the winning ticket should contact the Virginia Lottery immediately at 804-692-7000 or 757-825-7800.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00. Drawings are broadcast on TV stations across Virginia and streamed live at www.valottery.com. The odds of winning the $1,000,000 prize in Mega Millions are 1 in 18,492,204.

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