Lottery seeks winner of million-dollar ticket sold in Suffolk

A customer holds $140 worth of Powerball tickets

A customer holds $140 worth of Powerball tickets that he just purchased in San Francisco, Calif. (May 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Somewhere out there -- probably in Suffolk County -- is a millionaire, an owner of a soon-to-expire winning New York Lottery ticket.

And the lottery is looking for who has that ticket.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The agency's Missing Millionaires search includes a winning ticket from July 13 sold at Carry-All Wine & Liquors, 5507 Nesconset Hwy., Mount Sinai. It's a Powerball ticket that matched five numbers -- 2, 8, 22, 35, 37 -- but missed No. 6, the Powerball.

The ticket will expire July 13, 2014, one year from the drawing date, a lottery spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The lottery's Missing Millionaires search began in December and has uncovered eight tickets in the metropolitan area worth $1 million each that had gone unclaimed, including one sold in Suffolk, at a 7-Eleven in East Setauket, the agency said.

The holder of that ticket -- from the Mega Millions drawing on Nov. 26 -- will be revealed Thursday, at a lottery event in Plainview. Overall, winners of $5 million in prizes will be introduced, the agency said.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Five tickets worth $1 million each remain on the Missing Millionaires list.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: