Lottery officials are urging New Yorkers to check their tickets as four $1 million prizes won last year have yet to be claimed. Credit: Getty Images
A winning lottery ticket sold in the Bronx last year has expired, with the $1 million prize going unclaimed.
The Powerball ticket, which contained five of six winning numbers, was sold at C & C Discount Store on East 167th Street on Feb. 2, 2013.
Tickets expire one year after a drawing. The Bronx ticket was one of five winning tickets worth $1 million that were sold last year in New York and never claimed, The New York Times reported.
Lottery officials are urging New Yorkers to check their tickets, as the four other tickets have yet to expire.
Store workers and customers at C & C Discount Store told the Times that they believe the missing winner must have died, gone to prison, lost the ticket or never bothered to check it.
The unclaimed money will be returned to the prize pool.
"I feel sorry for whoever bought that ticket," said Carlos Caceres, the store's owner. "A lot of people in the Bronx lose opportunities."