CHATSWORTH (CBS) — A man has filed a lawsuit claiming he purchased the winning ticket for a $63 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot, but that his claim was rejected by lottery officials because his ticket was “too damaged.”
According to CBS Los Angeles, Brandy Milliner is asking that a judge declare him the winner of the prize, according to the lawsuit (PDF) filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit names the California State Lottery Commission and the state of California as defendants.
California Lottery officials, who said they were not aware of the lawsuit Wednesday, began publicly searching for the winner of the prize in early January, saying that surveillance video from the store where the ticket was sold was unreliable.
The deadline to claim the jackpot is 5 p.m. Thursday. Lottery officials said that ticket was purchased in Chatsworth for the Aug. 8, 2015 drawing and has all of the winning numbers: 46-1-33-30-16 and Mega number 24.