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Unclaimed $1-million lottery ticket bought in Va. will expire soon

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WJLA) - According to Virginia Lottery officials, a $1-million winning ticket purchased four months ago will soon expire if the winner does not come forward to claim their prize.

"It's been more than four months since three $1-million winning tickets were drawn in Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle," lottery officials said in a statement Wednesday. "Since then, two of those million-dollar winners have claimed their prizes. The Virginia Lottery is waiting for the third winner to come forward before it's too late."

Ticket #092069 was bought at the 7-Eleven store at 13304 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge.

By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing.

"That means this million-dollar ticket will become worthless at the close of business - 5 p.m. - on June 30, 2014, unless the winner comes forward," officials said.

The person who has that ticket should contact the Virginia Lottery at 804-692-7777 or 703-494-1501.

The other two million-dollar winners, John Humphries of Danville, Va. and Amy Lloyd of Martinsburg, WVa., claimed their winnings within a week of the Jan. 1 drawing, officials said.

In addition to the three $1-million prizes, the Virginia New Year's Millionaire Raffle had six $25,000 winners and 300 $500 winners.

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