A Tyrone man claimed a $515,000 jackpot from the New Mexico Lottery on Tuesday, about two weeks before the winning ticket was scheduled to expire, lottery officials said in a news release.
David Tulloch matched the winning numbers of 3, 7, 16, 17 and 23 in the Feb. 28 Roadrunner Cash® drawing, which he bought at the Shell FoodMart at 2045 E. U.S. Highway 180 in Silver City — which had previously sold 13 large prize-winning tickets ranging from $1,000 to $125,000, the lottery said.
Tulloch discovered he had a winning combination on May 1 when he checked tickets from the past two months on the lottery’s website.
“I was stunned,” Tulloch told lottery officials in Albuquerque. “I went into neutral.”
Tulloch said he plans to invest his winnings, lottery officials said.
The ticket was scheduled to expire at 4:30 p.m. May 25, the release said. If it had expired, the $515,000 jackpot would have been returned to the lottery’s prize pool to fund future games.
Powerball® players are being urged to check for a $1 million ticket from the game’s March 31 drawing, with the winning white ball numbers 5, 14, 36, 54 and 58. The ticket expires at 4:30 p.m. June 29.