$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Expires; Prize Goes to State School Aid Fund

School Aid FundA winning Mega Millions ticket expired today and the $1 million prize went to the School Aid Fund.

The ticket, which expired at 4:45 p.m., was sold in Grand Rapids at the CVS Pharmacy, located at 727 28th Street Southeast in Grand Rapids. The winner matched the first five numbers drawn – 25-28-36-45-53 – in the Aug. 5, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing.

It was the first major Michigan Lottery draw game prize to go unclaimed in 2015. In 2014, five major prizes went unclaimed adding nearly $1 million to the Michigan School Aid Fund. Those unclaimed prizes were:

  • $138,727 Fantasy 5 prize. The winning ticket expired on March 10, 2014. It was bought in Southfield at the Smokers Depot and Convenience Store, located at 27214 West 8 Mile Road.
  • $250,000 Mega Million prize. The winning ticket expired on March 31, 2014. It was bought at the South End Market, located at 1701 Saginaw Street, in Flint.
  • $250,000 Mega Millions prize. The winning ticket expired on April 14, 2014. It was bought in Southfield, at the 8 Mile Foodland, located at 18880 8 Mile Road.
  • $100,000 Fantasy 5 prize. The winning ticket expired on May 8, 2014. It was bought in Novi, at the 7-Eleven, located at 24111 Meadowbrook Road.
  • $218,304 Fantasy 5 prize. The winning ticket expired on Aug. 18, 2014. It was bought in Garden City, at the Garden City Fuel Stop, located at 32889 West Warren Road.

The record for an unclaimed Lottery prize in Michigan is $34 million. It was set in 1998, when a winning Michigan Lotto game ticket, sold at the Meijer, located at 1350 West Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing, went unclaimed.

Two other major Michigan Lottery draw game prizes must be claimed this year or those prizes also will go to the state School Aid Fund. Both of those prizes are for the Fantasy 5 game:

  • $328,843 Fantasy 5 prize. The winning ticket expires on Oct. 12. It matched the winning numbers drawn on Oct. 12, 2014: 02-19-30-37-38, and was purchased at Harrison Liquor and Wine, located at 735 Harrison Boulevard in Lincoln Park.
  • $50,000 Fantasy 5 Prize. The winning ticket expires on Nov. 30. It matched the winning numbers drawn on Nov. 28, 2014: 10-21-23-26-28, and was purchased at Five Star Liquor, located at 7951 Chase Road in Dearborn.

Fantasy 5 tickets are valid for one year from the draw date.

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