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Two second-tier Mega Millions winning tickets worth $1 million each are set to expire in just a month if nobody steps forward to claim them. Both the tickets sold in Texas were Quick Picks and are waiting to be cashed in. Both the Mega Millions tickets matched the white ball numbers that were 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67, drawn on July 29, 2022. The golden Mega Ball number was 14.
One of those winning lottery tickets was purchased at the RaceTrac gas station on W. Park Boulevard in Plano and the other was bought at the Fuel Maxx on University Drive in Prairie View. Both the winners have until Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 pm local to claim their prize at any Texas Lottery claim center.
The historic Mega Millions drawing held on July 29, advertised a grand jackpot of $1.28 billion, which was the second largest in the history of the game all across the U.S. And we certainly hope that the Texas Lottery players who won $1 million prize each are somewhere celebrating their unbelievable wins. In a press release, Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief said, "We encourage our Mega Millions players to take another look at their tickets, check the numbers again, and if your numbers match, sign the back of the ticket before claiming your prize at a Texas Lottery claim center."
The winners can file their claim by mail, which requires a ticket and a claim form to be submitted or posted on or prior to January 25, which is the expiration date. The official lottery advises everyone that the processing of mail-in claims usually takes 8-12 weeks, so there's nothing the players should worry about.
As per the rules, the Texas Lottery winners have 180 days from the date of drawing to claim their prize. If the deadline is passed, the prize will be forfeited and deposited into the state programs. However, the lottery said, the deadline could be extended to accommodate a few eligible military personnel.
Texans who do not own a $1 million winning ticket may now turn their attention to the growing Lotto Texas jackpot, which has reached its best amount this year at an estimated $22 Million. It's the biggest jackpot in the game since October 2021.
"One month ago today, Lotto Texas celebrated its 30th anniversary as Texas' original draw game with big jackpot prizes only Texas Lottery players can win," Grief said. "Since its inception on November 14, 1992, Lotto Texas has produced nearly 600 jackpot winners in our great state. Now that the game's biggest jackpot prize of the year is up for grabs, we're hoping to congratulate a new Lotto Texas jackpot winner before the year comes to an end. We do want to remind our players, however, to Play Responsibly. "Winning a jackpot requires only one ticket."
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