Time ran out Friday for a Mega Millions player to cash in a winning, $1 million ticket before it expired.
The deadline to present the ticket at state lottery headquarters in Baltimore was 4:30 p.m. The ticket was purchased in January at a Royal Farms convenience store in Dundalk, where signs were posted notifying the public about the “missing millionaire.”
Lottery officials said they don’t know why the winner never showed up. The proceeds now go to the Unclaimed Prize Fund, which is used to supplement players’ prizes in Keno and other lottery games.
There was $5.77 million in the fund as of the end of May.
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