$465K LA Powerball winner has until Monday night to claim prize

A man who bought a winning Powerball ticket in Los Angeles worth almost half-a-million dollars has until 5 p.m. Monday to claim his prize. The man is seen here in images from surveillance video distributed by lottery officials.
A man who bought a winning Powerball ticket in Los Angeles worth almost half-a-million dollars has until 5 p.m. Monday to claim his prize. The man is seen here in images from surveillance video distributed by lottery officials. Courtesy of The California Lottery

The clock is ticking for a man who bought a winning Powerball ticket in Southern California to claim his six-figure prize. The amount? $465,539.

The ticket was sold about six months ago at Whitley Heights Market on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles.

A man who answered the phone at the market on Sunday morning said he remembered selling the ticket, but that, so far, no one had claimed the prize. He didn’t want to comment further, saying “No more interviews. It’s over.”

California Lottery officials released surveillance video images of the man earlier this month in hopes that someone might recognize him.

 The California Lottery gives winners 180 days from the date of the drawing to step up and claim their prize.

If no one comes forward by 5 p.m. Monday, the ticket will be void. Lottery officials say the entire prize amount will then be donated to public schools.

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