|Published:||Aug 02, 2012 3:26 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 02, 2012 5:23 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- A $75,000 winning lotto ticket was sold in Fort Myers back in February, but the winner still hasn't come forward and the prize expires at midnight Thursday.
"This is a lucky store," said Right Way Food Mart Manager Alex Patel.
At the corner of Prospect Avenue in Fort Myers an arrow points you to a change in fortune. A winning Fantasy Five ticket was sold at the Right Way Food Mart in February but as time passed, no one came forward.
"Every little bit helps, yes it does," said customer Sylvia Robinson.
It's got customers on the lookout.
"I've been in the parking lot looking for the ticket," said customer Thomas Guinan.
"I'm still gonna look for it all day and all night until midnight and if I got it, hey everybody gonna know it," said Robinson.
The winner had 180 days to claim the prize, but now the clock's really ticking with less than 8 hours to go.
"With me, that would go a long way for me," said customer Ed Tucker.
"What would i do? Well one thing I would contribute to god and the homeless and most of all I'd get a brand new house," said Robinson.
Patel has his own theories about what happened to the winning ticket.
"Sometimes people play a quick pick and they don't know the number is coming. Some people drop the ticket," he said.
Patel hopes the winner will walk through the door before the deadline. But if not...there will be more tickets and more winners.
"Yes it is a lucky store," said Robinson.
Just in case you're the one holding onto that ticket from February, the winning numbers are 4-10-21-34-36.
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