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A winning MEGA Millions lottery ticket worth $156,712 was purchased at Super Stop in Dana Point for the January 25 drawing. The winner has yet to come forward. Photo by Brian Park
A winning MEGA Millions lottery ticket worth $156,712 was purchased at Super Stop in Dana Point for the January 25 drawing. The winner has yet to come forward. Photo by Brian Park

By The Dana Point Times

California Lottery officials are on the lookout for the owner of a winning lottery ticket purchased in Dana Point.

The winning ticket is worth $156,712 and was purchased at Super Stop, 34469 Golden Lantern, for the January 25 MEGA Millions drawing. The ticket matched five of six numbers: 11, 17, 31, 48 and 12, missing only the MEGA number, 1.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prizes. The ticket will expire Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. It the ticket goes unclaimed, prize money will then go toward state public school funding.

The California Lottery only releases security camera footage to identify winners for tickets worth $350,000 and above, according to spokesman Elias Dominguez, who added that $20.5 million went unclaimed in the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the last year data was available. Since 1985, $749 million in winnings have gone unclaimed, Dominguez said.

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  • They’re interesting numbers that won the prize, number 48 is the second Most Common number in the Mega Millions draws, last being drawn on June 18th (source: http://www.lottonumbers.net/most-common-mega-millions-numbers.asp )So i think i’m definitely going to play with that for tonight’s drawing, especially since it’s at $79 million! Good luck to everyone else playing 🙂

  • I sure hope that the ticket holder realizes that he or she won the lottery. That’s a large amount of cash that he won. I mean who wouldn’t want to claim that?

  • well the winner must be out there somewhere! I am sure they will turn up very soon. I often wonder what i’d do when I won a lottery. I think getting cash for the annuities would be the best way to go. Could really get to comfortable in life getting so much money each year! Better to get it out of mind fast and just enjoy

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