The clock is ticking for the owner of a $1 million winning lottery ticket.
Mega Millions drawing on September 6, 2022, but it was missing the sixth number necessary to win the jackpot
A personal appearance to the Iowa Lottery offices in Clive, a city in the state's geographic center, is required for the recipient to claim their prize.
The gas station in Ames, which is in the county just north of the headquarters, is where the ticket was bought.
The money from winning tickets is usually carried over into subsequent prize pots.
According to The Gazette, an unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket in Iowa lapsed in 2018 despite repeated warnings from authorities.