The ticket was bought in Flint at the Southend Market, 1701 S. Saginaw Street. The deadline for the prize to be claimed was 4:45 p.m. today, but no one came forward with the winning ticket. The ticket was for the March 29, 2013 Mega Millions drawing. The winning numbers for that drawing were 25-31-36-46-53 and the Gold Mega Ball was 21. The $250,000 winner matched the first five numbers for that drawing.
Mega Millions tickets and all other terminal-based tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Because the one-year mark for this winning ticket fell on Saturday, the ticket was valid until 4:45 p.m. today.
A winning ticket for another $250,000 Mega Millions prize also is getting close to its expiration date. That winning ticket was bought at the 8-Mile Foodland in Southfield for the April 12, 2013 drawing. The winning numbers for that drawing were 01-10-13-19-21 and the Gold Mega Ball was 28. The $250,000 winning ticket matched the first five numbers for that drawing.
Because the one-year mark for the winning ticket falls on a Saturday, the ticket will be valid until 4:45 p.m. on April 14.
Earlier this month, a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $138,727 expired and the unclaimed prize went to the School Aid Fund. The Lottery contributed $734.3 million to the School Aid Fund in the 2013 fiscal year. That works out to about $465 for each of the 1.58 million pupils in the state’s kindergarten-through-12th grade system.