A SoCal Powerball winner turned loser after failing to claim his $1 million winnings.
California Lottery officials said they were working to help the man get his hands on his massive wad of cash after he bought a winning ticket, which he is thought to have lost, in the Rosemead Supermarket at 8800 East Valley Boulevard on Sept. 13.
However it was confirmed Thursday that he failed to come forward and claim his money, meaning it will now go towards California's schools.
Officials also said store workers has identified the man they believed had won, and that he himself knew he was a winner but has so far been unable to locate his slip.
He had to claim the prize at a lottery district office by 5 p.m. Thursday. He could have still have got the cash if he could prove he bought the ticket in the event it was lost, however he would have been subjected to extensive interviews to prevent a fraudulent claim.
The winning numbers were 1, 6, 16, 34, and 53. The powerball itself was 27 and was the only number he did not get, or he would have lost out on an even bigger prize.