Unclaimed $1 million Powerball prize expires Thursday at midnigh - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Unclaimed $1 million Powerball prize expires Thursday at midnight

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FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

The clock is ticking on a winning Powerball ticket that hasn't been claimed yet.

In December, a Powerball ticket purchased in Connecticut ended up being a pretty big winner, but that ticket hasn’t been claimed and it expires on Thursday.

The ticket was purchased in Fairfield County, and it is worth $1 million.

The numbers were 13-27-33-47-68 with the Powerball number 13.

The Connecticut Lottery hasn't said what store or even what town the winning ticket was sold in, but people said they'll start looking for old tickets and checking them because time is running out.

"A lot of people will be digging for that ticket. I know I'm going to look,” said Raymond Aiello, of Stratford.

In Connecticut, winning tickets for draw games like Powerball expire 180 days after the numbers are picked.

If nobody comes forward to claim the cash, the money, including the state’s share of the jackpot sales, is put back into the game or it is turned over to the state’s general fund.

As for that $1 million ticket, the winner has until midnight on Thursday to either bring it to a local retailer or the state lottery headquarters.

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