$24 million winning lottery ticket about to expire

There could be a millionaire walking around Manhattan who doesn't even know it.  But they're going to lose it all very soon if they don't figure it out.

A $24 million lottery ticket from May 25, 2016 remains unclaimed and will be worthless next Thursday unless it is turned in.

The winning ticket was purchased at Renu Corp Grocery & Tobacco located at 158 Church Street in Tribeca.

“Time is running out,” said lottery spokesperson Gweneth Dean. “We urge New York Lottery players: Check your pockets. Check your glove box. Look under the couch cushions.”

Lottery officials recommend that the ticket holder sign the back of the ticket and contact them immediately. The winner may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers across the state.

If the prize is not claimed by May 25, 2017, the prize money will be returned to the prize pool for future winners. It is sometimes used to subsidize prizes for large jackpots, promotions and/or special one-time games.