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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.