Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $640 Million


(NEWSER) – A California Lottery winner has only hours left to claim $63 million—the deadline is 5pm local time. "The rules are the rules," a lottery spokesman tells the AP, noting that six months will have passed without anyone claiming the prize.


He says he's curious to know what became of the winning ticket—46-1-33-30-16 and Mega number 24—sold at a 7-Eleven in Los Angeles on Aug. 8, though one man claims that lottery officials already know. Brandy Milliner filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming he turned in the winning ticket, received a congratulatory letter, but was then told his ticket was too damaged to be processed. He alleges officials have since "destroyed" his ticket, per the Los Angeles Times.

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