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Lost and found

Here's something so dumb it sounds like something I would do:

A $1 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Jeffersonville six months went unclaimed after the deadline for presenting it passed Monday, the Hoosier Lottery said.

The ticket needed to be presented at Hoosier Lottery offices in Indianapolis headquarters by 5 p.m. Monday to meet the 180-day deadline for claiming the prize, but that didn’t happen.

The ticket for the April 10 Powerball drawing was sold at a Circle K convenience store in Jeffersonville, lottery officials said. The ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number.

I hope it's somebody who has absolutely no memory of buying the ticket. Can you imagine somebody who's pretty sure he's the one who bought the ticket but searches and searches for it and can never find it?

My sister said she and her co-workers were talking the other day about the "best thing about fall," which is putting on the fall jacket you haven't worn in a year and finding money in the pocket. That's not the kind of thing that usually happens to me. I'm the guy who finally cleans the clutter off a table and finds the bookstore gift certificate he got as a present -- you know, the one that expired two weeks ago.

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