A winning $1 million lottery ticket sold at a New York convenience store is about to expire, and lottery officials are hoping to identify the winner before the deadline is up.
The Powerball ticket was sold at Quick Mart on North Middletown Road in Nanuet in Rockland County on Dec. 11, 2013, according to state lottery officials.
It was a second-prize ticket for that day's Powerball drawing, which turned up winning numbers of 01-10-13-18-19 and Powerball no. 27.
The ticket will expire Dec. 11 of this year. If the prize is not claimed by that time, the money will be returned to the prize pool for future winners.
Last year, three $1 million-winning Powerball tickets, each sold in New York City, went unclaimed and ultimately expired: one sold at C & C Discount on East 167th Street for a Feb. 2, 2013 drawing; another sold at Shop Smart on Prospect Park West in Brooklyn for a May 11, 2013 drawing; and a third sold at Thriftway Church Avenue Drug in Brooklyn for a May 15, 2013 drawing.
Powerball winners have up to a year to claim the prize on their tickets.