$1 million lottery ticket may go unclaimed

/ Source: msnbc.com news services

Who wants to be a millionaire? Apparently not the owner of a winning North Carolina Lottery ticket.

The Charlotte Observer reports that a $1 million ticket was sold in Stallings, southeast of Charlotte, in August. But no one has claimed the prize.

If the winner doesn't show up at lottery headquarters in Raleigh by 5 p.m. Wednesday, the ticket will expire.

It would be the state lottery's first unclaimed million-dollar winner.

"We really do want to find this person," lottery spokesman Ryan Kennemur said Monday, according to the Observer.

If no one shows up with the winning ticket, half the money will go to the lottery's education fund and the rest will go to Medicaid.

Cashier Jessica Massey said customers at the convenience store where the ticket was sold have been constantly asking about it. But no one has produced the winning numbers.