San Rafael Store Sells Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $200,000

A San Rafael store sold a lottery ticket worth almost $200,000, California Lottery officials said Friday.

The Fantasy 5 ticket purchased at Winston News & Liquor at 1149 Fourth St. matched five of the numbers from Thursday night's lottery drawing, giving it a value of $195,783, lottery officials said.

The ticket owner, who has yet to come forward, has 180 days from the day of the drawing to claim the prize, lottery officials said.

The California Lottery encourages winners to sign the back of their tickets, keep them in a safe place and contact lottery officials or visit their local lottery district office as soon as possible.

The California Lottery provides supplemental funding to California schools. Anyone concerned that they may have a gambling problem is encouraged to call 1-800-GAMBLER for help.

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