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Missing millionaire sparks US lottery appeal

A Powerball lottery ticket is printed for a customer at a 7-Eleven store on November 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois
A Powerball lottery ticket is printed for a customer at a 7-Eleven store on November 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers of the Powerball lottery on appealed Friday for the owner of a winning ticket to come forward and collect a $1 million prize tha

Organizers of the Powerball lottery on appealed Friday for the owner of a winning ticket to come forward and collect a $1 million prize that has been unclaimed for nearly a year.

"Check your wallet, clean out the drawers and dig in your pants pockets because a New Jersey Lottery player, somewhere, has a $1 million winning Powerball ticket that will expire on May 16," officials said in a statement.

The winning ticket was sold in a shop in South Brunswick with the numbers 3, 7, 21, 28, 43 and 2.

The lottery draw was made on May 16 last year. Prizes can be claimed for up to a year after the draw, meaning the mystery winner has just under three weeks to collect the $1 million windfall.

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