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Time expires on claims for winning $63-million Lotto jackpot

Time expires on claims for winning $63-million Lotto jackpot

A SuperLotto Plus ticket went from a $63-million prize to a worthless scrap of paper late Thursday afternoon after the person who bought it failed to show up by the deadline to turn it in.

The winner of the multimillion-dollar ticket had 180 days from the drawing on Aug. 8 to claim the prize. California Lottery had even put out a public call, warning the winner to claim his or her prize money before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Despite all the hype, lottery officials said the would-be winner never came forward. But the end of someone’s $63-million dream didn't come without controversy.

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