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Scratch that! $2.5M Ind. jackpot still available

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Indianapolis lottery officials say they miscalculated the deadline to collect the winnings from a $2.5 million jackpot ticket and are allowing more time for the winner to come forward.

The Hoosier Lottery office says the deadline for claiming the jackpot from the Aug. 19 drawing has been extended until Feb. 22.

Lottery officials had said the jackpot expired as of 5 p.m. Friday, but now say that was incorrect because the day of the drawing was mistakenly included in the 180-day limit to claim the prize.

Lottery spokesman Andrew Reed said Monday that the deadline should have been Feb. 15, not Feb. 12, and that officials decided to extend it further due to the mistake.

The winning ticket was sold at a Meijer convenience store on the city’s south side.

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