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Owner of $1M Mega Millions ticket sold in Belle for Dec. 18 drawing still hasn't claimed prize
Reported by: Associated Press
Friday, December 27, 2013 7:20 AM EST
The winner of a $1 million lottery prize in West Virginia still hasn't come forward more than a week after the drawing.
West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside tells the Charleston Daily Mail it was the fifth $1 million winner sold in the state this year.
Burnside says winners are usually eager to collect their prize, but there are many possible reasons for the delay. He says the winner might be unaware that he or she has the winning ticket or might have lost it. Some winners seek financial advice before claiming their jackpot.
The winner has 180 days from the drawing date to claim the prize.
Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, http://www.dailymail.com