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Unclaimed $1 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in El Paso to expire July 23

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A millionaire could be walking around El Paso without knowing it.

An unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket sold in January is set to expire July 23, the Texas Lottery said Thursday.

The Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers but not the Powerball number in the Jan. 25 drawing, the Texas Lottery said.

The five numbers drawn were 2-9-17-36-67, but the ticket did not match the Powerball number, 18, the lottery said.

The lottery reported that the winning ticket was purchased at Big Savers Market, 3630 Alameda Ave., next to the Alameda Laundromat in South El Paso.

The winner has until 5 p.m. July 23 to claim the $1 million prize.

Lotto winners can claim the prize at a claim center by requesting an appointment online at or by calling 800-375-6886. There are claim centers in more than a dozen Texas cities, including El Paso.

Lottery drawing tickets expire on the 180th day following the drawing.

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Fifteen months have passed since “The Pick” winning ticket – which consisted of numbers 4, 14, 22, 24, 28 and 43 – was called on June 5, 2018, after being sold at a Circle K store in Goodyear, Arizona. Monday marked the 180-day period the winner had to come forward, a spokesperson for the Arizona Lottery said Wednesday.

As part of a state statute, the millions will now go toward a mix of community partners and future prize winnings, the spokesperson said.

An example of “The Pick” lottery ticket (Photo courtesy of Arizona Lottery)

“There is nothing more exciting for Arizona Lottery than to award a large jackpot, like this $14.6 million prize, so we are always a little sad when we see one of these prizes expire unclaimed,” said Gregg Edgar, executive director of the Arizona Lottery.

Thirty percent of the money will go to a non-profit called Court Appointed Special Advocates, which provides volunteers to assist neglected or abused children in court. As much as $835,000 is designated for the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which investigates and prosecutes the exploitation of kids through the Internet, the spokesperson said.

And up to a quarter-million dollars will go toward the Dual Tribe Enrollment fund, which benefits Native American high school students.

“These dollars will be utilized now to enhance our player’s experiences with future games,” Edgar said, “and fund a variety of beneficiaries that have tremendous impact for our community.”

Monday marked the deadline for the winner claim the $14.6 million lottery.