This is the most agonizing this we’ve read all day. According to the California Lottery, a winning ticket worth $115,642 is going to expire at close of business next Monday, April 27.

The Fantasy 5 ticket was purchased at San Francisco News and Gifts (350 California between Battery and Sansome) on Oct. 29, 2008. The winning numbers are 9, 22, 29, 35 and 36.

Monday’s the final day in the 180-day claim window before the jackpot will be forfeited to the state for educational programs. But, come on, you have better plans for that money that those stupid schools do, dontcha?

If you do discover this ticket in your wallet, (better replace that condom, champ)? First: we hate you. Then: you can’t cash it out where you bought it, so bring it to a Lottery Office and they’ll mail you your check in 4-6 weeks.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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