Even lottery winners can’t buy time. A Brooklyn deli sold a $7 million (Ksh700 million) Cash4Life ticket last July — and the lucky buyer has to claim the prize this month or lose it for good.
The purchase was made at the Milky Way Deli at 1669 Ralph Ave. in Flatlands. It was for the July 24, 2014 Cash4Life drawing — meaning the owner has until this July 24, 2015 to redeem it.
If nobody comes forward, the $7 million goes back in the pot, lottery officials said. “Time is running out for the winner of this $7,000,000 prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward to claim it before July 24,” said Gardner Gurney, lottery director.
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“We are urging players to check and double-check their tickets one last time for the chance to claim this $7,000,000 jackpot prize,” Gurney said. The winning ticket matched all six numbers the drawing last July : 05 – 20 – 35 – 43 – 48 and the Cash Ball number 03.
Lottery officials recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and contact them immediately at 518-388-3370. The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Manhattan office at 15 Beaver St and the Long Island office at 45 South Service Road in Plainview.
“We encourage our players to always check their tickets as we have hundreds of prizes every drawing including $2,500 prizes and $500 prizes,” added Gurney.