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Unclaimed Mega Millions prize set to expire in June

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Lottery says no one has stepped forward to claim a $40,000 Mega Millions prize won on December 11, 2012.

The winning ticket was purchased at Uptown Mart on Prytania Street in New Orleans. It's set to expire on June 9, 2013.

"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim this prize. In the meantime, the individual should treat the ticket as cash," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes."

The winning ticket matched four of the five whiteball numbers and the yellow Mega Ball to win $10,000. The state says the player added the $1 Megaplier. On December 11, the megaplier drawing was 4, multiplying the prize by four to win $40,000.

The winning numbers were 39 - 44 - 51- 52 - 54 and the Mega Ball was 13.

The winner can claim their prize at any of the Lottery's five regional offices throughout the state or at the Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.

If no one claims the prize before the deadline, the Lottery says, "the money is deposited into the Lottery's unclaimed prize fund, which is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch off games and player promotions."

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