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W1.6 bil. lotto winner still no-show

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The winner of the 539th Lotto in Korea has not come forward to collect the 1.6 billion won ($1.5 million), the Lottery Commission said.

The awardee, who bought the lotto in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, has less than a month to collect since the money goes to public funding program after a year of its announcement of the winners.

The commission said they will increase the social benefits program for the underprivileged including the handicapped.

"People who bought the lotto tickets should visit the website http://www.nlotto.co.kr, and see if they had won, and they better hurry," an official from the commission said.



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