Unclaimed $2.9 Million Lottery Ticket About To Expire

Mega Millions Jackpot Nearly 1 Billion Dollars

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A Mega Millions winner is about to miss out on their $2.9 million prize.

A ticket purchased at the SK gas station on National Boulevard in Los Angeles for the Mega Millions drawing on December 12, 2023, is set to expire if the holder doesn't visit one of the California State Lottery's nine offices by Friday's (June 7) 5:00 p.m. deadline. The winning ticket matched all five white ball numbers -- 8, 23, 44, 45 and 53 -- but not the Mega Ball number of 3, during the $20 million drawing.

The California Lottery is urging all players to double-check any tickets that may be lying around as they could be the $2.9 million winning ticket. On Tuesday (June 4) a single ticket sold in Illinois matched all six numbers during the estimated $560 million Mega Millions drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot will reset to $20 million for Friday's (June 7) drawing. Results from Tuesday's Mega Millions game are listed below:

NUMBERS: 19-37-40-63-69



The Mega Millions jackpot reset after a player in New Jersey won the $1.13 billion drawing on March 26. The March 26th drawing was the fifth largest in the game's history and the eighth largest in U.S. history.

The Mega Millions jackpot previously reset after two players in California won the $395 million drawing on December 8. In January 2023, the jackpot reset four times, which included one player in Maine winning the estimated $1.35 billion drawing on January 14, one player in New York winning the following $20 million drawing on January 17, one player in Massachusetts winning the $31 million drawing on January 24 and another player in Massachusetts winning the $31 million drawing on January 31.

The January 14, 2023 Mega Millions drawing was the second-highest in the game's history and offered the fourth-largest jackpot in the U.S. lottery history. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are reported to be 1 in 302.5 million, according to MegaMillions.com.

The Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded the billion mark six times in its existence. One player in California had previously matched all six numbers to win the $2.04 billion ($997.6 million) Powerball jackpot on November 7, 2023, the largest jackpot offered in U.S. lottery history, according to the official Powerball website.

Both jackpots increase during each following game until there's a winning ticket matching all six numbers drawn, which includes the additional Mega Millions "gold ball" or Powerball in each respective game.

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