Lottery ticket goes uncashed, state looking for big winner.
If you buy your lottery tickets at a gas station on
Hamburger Hill, you might just want to clean out the glove compartment. A
Fantasy Five ticket worth $108,183 made good on August 20 has not been cashed
in and the state Lottery people are anxious to award the winner.
“The ticket is a month old, so we try and let people know to
look around,” Lottery spokesman Eric Alborg said. “We’re excited and look
forward to meeting the ticket holder so we can give them their winnings, but we
can’t do that until they come forward.”
Alborg said that
there are also two winning Mega Million tickets sold in Los
Angeles in last week's draw that have not been cashed in.
Fantasy Five is a relatively simple game of chance. Players
pick five numbers and hope that their picks will match the ones that pop up in
the state’s random drawing. Prizes for Fantasy Five range from $50,000 to
$500,000, depending on how many times the pot rolls over.
The ticket was sold in mid-August at Mayer’s Freeway Shell
on North Chiquella Lane in
Newhall. Station manager Dan Konz said that the station has sold several
winning tickets, although this potential winner would be one of the biggest.
If six months go by with no one to claim the winnings, Alborg
said that the money would go to the education fund that already benefits from
”It’s a win-win situation no matter how it goes,” he said.
If you are holding the winning ticket – with the numbers 7,
8, 14, 18, 39; go to the Van Nuys District office at 16525
Sherman Way, Suite C10 (818) 901-5006 or mail the ticket
to California Lottery Office, 600 N. Tenth Street,
Sacramento, CA 95811.