If you have any old lottery tickets laying around, you might want to check the numbers.

The Pennsylvania Lottery is reporting $1.25 million in unclaimed lottery winnings from 25 Quinto tickets sold last year at Zhou Grocery, located at 360 S. Queen St. in York City.

Each ticket correctly matched all five numbers drawn, 4-3-4-1-8, on March 13, 2013, and is worth $50,000.

Whether one person bought all 25 winning tickets or several people bought the winning tickets is unclear.

But if someone doesn't claim the winnings within two weeks on Thursday, March 13, the winning tickets will expire.

"It is very important for players to check every ticket, every time," Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte said in a press release. "You never know when you may be holding a winning ticket, and the Lottery never likes to see prizes go unclaimed."

If you have a winning ticket, you should sign the back of the ticket, call the Lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at any of the Lottery's seven area offices or headquarters in Dauphin County.

Any unclaimed, expired prizes will remain in the lottery fund, which is used to support older Pennsylvanians.

—Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.



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