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Someone in Richmond is about to lose $1 million

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 15:02:34-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The person who bought a winning New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket at the 7-Eleven on West Broad Street, near Westmoreland Street in Richmond, has until Friday to claim the $1 million prize.

"We’re doing everything we can to get the word out to anyone who may have been at this 7-Eleven to check their tickets," Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto said. "It may be in someone’s wallet, a glove compartment, tucked away in a drawer, or anywhere. We need to see that ticket by close of business Friday!"

Virginia lottery winners have 180 days to claims their prizes.

Unclaimed winnings are added to the state Literary Fund and used for things like upgrading technology in schools and funding teacher retirements.