(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- Did you play the numbers 4-13-20-29-48 on a hot August day in North Carolina last year? If so, congratulations! You have won the $1 million prize.
The lottery is trying to find the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot. But, if the winner does not claim the prize by Wednesday, the ticket is worthless. Or, worth negative $2, the price paid for the winning ticket.
If the winner does not come forward the $1 million prize will be the state's first seven-figure winning to go unclaimed. And, instead of making some lucky person a millionaire the money will be divided equally between the lottery's education fund and, to an unusual benefactor, Medicaid. The North Carolina Lottery will direct funds to a Medicaid shortfall instead of the typical allotment for prizes for players in 2011.
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