The clock was ticking for the unclaimed $1 million Powerball prize winning ticket for the May 2nd drawing and a Redding man has come forward to claim the prize. Only 23 days remained before the ticket was due to expire.
Charles Dudley came upon the winning ticket when he was cleaning out his wallet, stuck between a number of old receipts. He stopped in for ice cream at the Georgetown Shell station in Wilton that day, got a Powerball Quick Pick, put it in his wallet, and then forgot about it. Dudley says he checked the numbers over and over because he didn't believe they were a match.
For selling the winning ticket, Georgetown Shell, will receive a $2,500 bonus from the CT Lottery.