Just days left for Mich. winner to claim $25,000 a year for life lotto ticket

Check your pockets and purses. You could be sitting on a winning lottery ticket and the clock is ticking to turn it in. 

A lucky lotto winner in Michigan only has one week left to claim their prize. The winning ticket, for a $25,000 a year for life prize, was purchased on January 1, 2018 in Plymouth at the Picnic Basket on Ann Arbor Road. 

The winner has two choices to collect the big prize: annual payments for a minimum of 20 years or life, whichever is greater; or a one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000.

Lucky For Life tickets are valid for one year from the drawing date. Since Jan. 1 is a state holiday, the prize must be claimed by 4:45 p.m. on Jan. 2. 

If the prize isn't claimed before the ticket expires, the money will go to the state School Aid Fund.

The winner should contact the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at (517) 373-1237 to schedule an appointment to collect the big prize. The prize must be claimed at the Lottery's headquarters in Lansing.