$730,000 Prize Goes Unclaimed

SOUTHPORT -- Somewhere, perhaps nearby, there is a piece of paper worth more than $700,000.

State lottery officials say someone purchased a winning ticket from the Kangaroo gas station on Highway 211 in Southport on the first Saturday in December.

The winner has yet to claim the prize of more than $730,000 from the Carolina Cash 5 game. The store has posted the winning numbers and is waiting for word from the lucky person who may not even know they have the ticket.

The winning ticket holder has 180 days to claim the prize.

Reported by Joe Keiley