Lottery player fails to claim $63 million windfall
A man has filed a lawsuit against the California Lottery. The claim concerns a $63 million windfall, the deadline for which expired yesterday
. A spokesperson for the lottery confirmed that the winner bought the ticket at a retailer in Chatsworth (Los Angeles) in August last year.
This unclaimed prize marks a new record for the California Lottery as the previous milestone totaled $28.5 million
. “Nobody has submitted a valid, undamaged ticket that features the winning numbers”, a spokesperson for the lottery stated.
Ticket too damaged
The man who believes he is entitled to the $63 million jackpot, Brandy Milliner, sued the California Lottery one day before the deadline. Millner submitted the winning entry to the California Lottery, but they claimed that the ticket in question was unusable
$40 million lump-sum
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if Millner loses the legal battle. The rightful owner of the ticket would collect approximately $40 million in case he or she would have chosen the cash value of the annuity prize. The Los Angeles County Superior Court has to determine if Millner is entitled to the staggering lottery jackpot.