UPDATED: $1 million lottery ticket sold in Pine Bluff, prize still not claimed

MegaMillions tickets (Arkansas Scholarship Lottery)
UPDATE: A resident of Jefferson County claimed the $1 million prize at the lottery’s claim center in Little Rock late Thursday, officials said.

An Arkansas lottery ticket worth $1 million was sold at a grocery store in Pine Bluff, but the winner has yet to claim the prize.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials said the winning numbers for the July 8 MegaMillions drawing were 20, 36, 61, 62 and 69. The player matched all five white balls, but not the Megaball number 20.

The ticket was sold at a Super 1 Foods store at 2800 S. Hazel St. in Pine Bluff, according to a news release.

“We are aware of a claim on social media by an individual claiming to be the owner of the winning ticket,” said Eric Hagler, executive director of the lottery. “However, we have not received a formal claim in our claim center, and we continue to urge all players to check their tickets.”

Winners have 180 days from the lottery game drawing date to claim their prize.

Retailers receive a 1% commission from the sales of winning lottery tickets, but only if the prize is claimed. The Super 1 Foods store is set to receive $10,000 in commission for selling the winning ticket if the winner claims their prize.

The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, July 15 drawing is up to $480 million, according to the release.