Just a few hours are left for someone to come forward and claim a $250,000 Mega Millions prize. If no one claims the prize by 4:45 p.m. today, it will go to the state School Aid Fund.
The ticket was sold at the 8 Mile Foodland, located at 18880 8 Mile Road, for the April 12, 2013 Mega Millions drawing. The winning numbers for that drawing were 01-10-13-19-21 and the Gold Mega Ball was 28. The $250,000 winner matched the first five numbers.
Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Because the one-year mark for this winning ticket fell on Saturday, the ticket will be valid until 4:45 p.m. today.
If someone finds they have the ticket today, they immediately should contact the Lottery’s Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
Last month, another major Michigan Lottery prize sold at a Southfield retailer went unclaimed, providing a $138,727 boost to the state School Aid Fund. That winning Fantasy 5 ticket expired on March 7. It was bought at the Smokers Depot & Convenience located at 27214 West 8 Mile Road.
On March 31, an unclaimed $250,000 Mega Millions prize also went to the School Aid Fund. That winning ticket was bought in Flint at the Southend Market, 1701 S. Saginaw Street.
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.