What would you buy first if you won a $77 million lottery? A vacation? A mansion? Your dream car?
Well, if someone doesn't find their ticket by Monday, it will be the state of Georgia deciding what to do with its winnings.
The June 29 winning Powerball ticket with the numbers 24, 30, 45, 57, and 59 and the "Power Ball" of 26, was sold at the Pilot Travel Center truck stop along I-20 in Georgia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 180-day deadline to claim the prize money is creeping up without the winner coming forward. "Unclaimed Powerball jackpot prize funds are returned proportionately to each participating state based on that state's sales for the particular drawing," Tandi Reddick, Georgia Lottery spokeswoman, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Multimillion-dollar jackpots normally need to be claimed at Georgia Lottery headquarters, but if the winner tries to claim the money after Thursday, those offices will be closed for Christmas.