A woman says she accidentally put her $26 million winning lottery ticket in the washer and destroyed it.
The store manager of an Arco AM/PM convenience store located in Norwalk, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles, told KTLA 5 that workers know the woman who bought the ticket and that there is video footage of the purchase.
The manager said the woman came into the store and told them that she put the ticket in her pocket and that it went through the washer. The ticket is now destroyed.
California Lottery officials have the footage, but it is not enough to verify the woman’s claim. Officials need a picture of the front and back of the ticket in order to allow a person to win without the physical ticket.
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