A $1 million lottery ticket sold in Mahwah last March has yet to be claimed, and lottery officials say time is running out for the winner to collect the cash prize.
According to NJ Lotto officials, the ticket sold at the 7 Eleven on Franklin Turnpike last year will expire if it is not validated by March 23.
“Everyone plays the lottery to win so when there are unclaimed winning New Jersey Lottery tickets we need to sound the alarm,” Carole Hedinger, Lottery Executive Director, said in a release from the NJ Lotto.
“Lottery players should check their tickets regularly because if they are not claimed within one year from the date of the draw they expire,” the release said.
Bob Patel, the 7 Eleven’s manager, said Wednesday that he thinks there is still hope that someone will come forward to claim the ticket.
“We’ve asked a lot of people, and no one has come forward with the ticket yet,” Patel said. “But, there is still time.”
The million dollar ticket matched all of the numbers pulled on March 23, 2013 - 17, 29, 31, 52 and 53. It was just missing the Gold Powerball number, 31.
Anyone holding this winning ticket can claim it by signing the back of it and contacting Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5801 or visiting any lottery retailer to validate the ticket and file their claim.