Can you imagine having a ticket in your pocket worth $1 Million, then losing it? Someone out there purchased a quick pick in El Paso back in January and either lost it or forgot about it and now, that winning million-dollar ticket is about to expire. Chances are slim that anyone around here made that purchase but you never know. If you were in El Paso back in January... just saying.

The Quick Pick ticket matching five numbers drawn for the Jan. 25 drawing was purchased at Big Savers Market, located at 3630 Alameda Ave. (Suite B), in El Paso, but the $1 million prize has not been claimed. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn (2-9-17-36-67), but not the Powerball number (18). The deadline to claim the prize is Thursday, July 23 at 5 p.m. local time.

Due to COVID-19, changes have been made to the Texas Lottery’s prize claims process. The ticket holder may claim the prize at a claim center by requesting an appointment online at www.txlottery.org/appointment or by calling 800-375-6886. Walk-in claims will not be accepted and unscheduled claimants will not be admitted into any Texas Lottery facility. The ticket holder may also claim the prize by mail. The ticket, along with a claim form, must be postmarked on or prior to the July 23 ticket expiration date and should be mailed to:

Texas Lottery Commission ATTN: Austin Claim Center
PO Box 16600 Austin, TX 78761-6600

Please allow 4-6 weeks for mail-in claims to be processed.

“We encourage our Powerball players to take another look at their tickets, check the numbers again and if your numbers match, sign the back of the ticket and contact us to request an appointment to claim your prize,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

A ticket holder forfeits any claim to a prize for a draw game after the expiration of the 180th day following the draw date. The deadline may be extended for a period of time for certain eligible military personnel. Unclaimed prizes revert back to the state for programs authorized by the Texas Legislature, according to the release.

 

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