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A customer purchases Powerball tickets at a Loaf 'n Jug in Casper in 2016. Wyoming Lottery officials say someone recently purchased a $2 million ticket from a Mills gas station but has yet to claim the prize.

WyoLotto officials are still searching for the recent winner of a $2 million lottery prize bought from a Mills gas station.

“We’re still waiting … We’re telling people to check their tickets,” Jon Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto, said Tuesday afternoon.

The winning numbers from the May 5 drawing were 14, 29, 36, 57, 61 and the Powerball was 17. The ticket’s purchaser matched all five regular numbers, but not the Powerball.

This is the second largest lottery jackpot ever won in Wyoming. A Mega Millions ticket worth $5 million was sold in Evanston a few years ago, according to Clontz.

The $2 million ticket was bought just days after someone purchased a Cowboy Draw lottery ticket worth $466,159 from the Loaf’ N Jug along East Second Street in Casper. This prize also had yet to be claimed.

Clontz said the winners usually come forward in a few days, but sometimes people misplace a ticket and forget about it.

To celebrate, WyoLotto will be hosting two parties on May 21. The events are planned for 10 a.m. to noon at the Loaf ‘N Jug and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Maverik.

Store clerks will receive gift baskets and the store owners receive a monetary gift, added Clontz.

“It’s just a small way that we thank players for playing and our retailers for selling out products,” he said.

More than 3 million ticket purchasers have won more than $42.5 million since WyoLotto launched almost four years ago, according to a press release from the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.

If you think you have a winning ticket, call the WyoLotto office at 855-995-6886.

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Katie King covers the city of Casper.

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Local Government Reporter

Katie King joined the Star-Tribune in 2017 and primarily covers issues related to local government. She previously worked as a crime reporter in the British Virgin Islands. Originally from Virginia, Katie is a graduate of James Madison University.

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