Unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket sold at NC state line

A Clover convenience store sold a winning $1 million Mega Millions ticket Friday.

Winning numbers for the ticket sold at the Local Market 2 were 13, 35, 40, 60 and 68. The megaball was 9.

The ticket matched all five white ball numbers drawn. For an extra $1, the ticket holder could have purchased the Megaplier, increasing the ticket’s value to $4 million.

Store officials said Monday morning that no one has claimed the winnings. The ticket holder has 180 days to present the ticket to lottery officials.

For selling the winning ticket, Local Market 2 will receive 1 percent or $10,000 if the winner redeems the ticket.

The store, located near the state line at 2170 U.S. 321, attracts many of its customers from North Carolina coming for cheaper gas prices, said company representative Liz Coyle.

Almost every gas customer buys some sort of lottery ticket, Coyle said. About 50 percent of the store’s inside sales are lottery tickets, Coyle said.

“We have a number of people who play all the time, but we haven’t had big winners,” Coyle said.

It’s the second time a Clover-area store has sold a million-dollar ticket. In February 2014 the Quik Trip at 4020 Charlotte Hwy. sold a $2 million Powerball ticket to a South Carolina couple, according to lottery officials. That Powerball ticket came within one number of winning the $215 million jackpot, matching all five white ball numbers drawn. The ticket holder had purchased a Power Play for an extra dollar, increasing the prize to $2 million.

Friday’s wining ticket was the fourth million-dollar winner in the region, lottery officials said. In January, a Chester store sold a $1 million Powerball ticket. In March 2014, a York store sold a scratch-off ticket worth $1 million.

Don Worthington: 803-329-4066, @rhherald_donw