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Unlucky lottery winner loses $2 million after they failed to claim prize

Jackpots, including the Powerball jackpot, are on display at the Lotto Store at Primm just inside the California border Wednesday, March 27, 2019, near Primm, Nev. The Powerball jackpot soared to a massive $750 million Wednesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)
File Photo: The deadlines to collect a $2 million lottery prize has ended for one unlucky ticket holder (Picture: AP)

An unlucky person who bought a $2 million lottery ticket has failed to claim their prize and now the winning ticket is worthless.

A Texas state lottery spokesman said that the ticket was purchased – but the 180-day window to claim the prize closed on on Thursday at 5 pm.

The ticket that matched five of the six winning numbers drawn on October 27 was bought at a Valero Corner Store in College Station, Texas.

Now meaningless, the winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19, and 27, with a Powerball number of 4 and a Powerplay number of 3, Texas Lottery said.

Although the clock has expired for the big winner, the deadline may be extended for a period of time for certain “eligible” military personnel, according to state lottery rules, but there has been no information that that rule is being used by the person who bought the ticket.

epa07467286 Advertisement for the Massachusetts Powerball and Massachusetts MEGA Millions lotteries at Ted's Stateline Mobil in Methuen, Massachusetts, USA, 27 March 2019. The estimated Powerball jackpot for 27 March 2019 is 750 million dollars (665.7 million euros), the fourth largest jackpot in US history. EPA/CJ GUNTHER
Winning ticket holders are given a 180 window to collect their prize after the numbers are drawn (Picture: EPA)

All unclaimed lottery money returns to state programs that have been authorized by the Texas Legislature.

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The October 27 drawing did however make one ticket holder a winner.

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