Lawsuit filed after man claims he won $63 million lottery but ticket was deemed ‘too damaged’

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LOS ANGELES - A man who claims he purchased a $63 million winning lottery ticket is suing after he was told his ticket was "too damaged."

The winning ticket, which was sold for the Aug. 8 drawing, matched all of the winning numbers for the SuperLotto Plus drawing.

Brandy Milliner says he has that winning ticket and has already turned it in to lottery officials. He says at one point, he even got a letter from the California Lottery congratulating him on the win.

However, he told KTLA that he received a second letter, which said the ticket was too damaged to claim the prize. He also says lottery officials have refused to return the ticket.

A 7-Eleven employee, Arsel Nazir, described the ticket as "torn, washed, a little burned. You can't see the numbers. You can't even read the bar code."

Lottery officials say they never received Milliner's claim. Milliner did not give provide KTLA the congratulatory letter he claims to have received.

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