A California lottery winner has missed out on his $1m prize because he lost his lucky ticket, lottery officials say.
The unidentified man came away empty handed after going to claim his $1,098,674 Powerball winnings on Thursday.
Officials believe he is the man shown on surveillance footage buying the ticket from a supermarket in a Los Angeles suburb.
But under Powerball rules they cannot pay out on a prize unless the ticket is presented.
They had been looking for the mystery man since 13 September last year when his numbers came up.
He stepped forward when an employee at the Rosemead supermarket recognised him and told him of his prize.
Winners have 180 days to claim their money.
The cheque is being donated to California public schools instead.
His ticket matched the numbers 37, 6, 1, 53 and 16, missing only the Powerball number 27 to scoop the big prize.