The unclaimed ticket of multi-state lottery Mega Millions is going to expire in next three weeks and the owner of the ticket has not yet contacted the lottery authority.

The winning ticket was purchased on July 27, 2010 at McAleavy's Newsstand in Somerville, Massachusetts.

The holder of this winning ticket should immediately sign the back of the ticket and call lottery headquarters or visit a local Lottery retailer to file their claim before the ticket expires, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger said in a statement.

There were 15 winning tickets worth $250,000 prize, including three from New Jersey. Other 14 tickets have been claimed long back. The winning Mega Millions game numbers were: 2, 7, 10, 16 and 29 and the gold Mega Ball number was 8.

About $38.2 million worth prizes were not claimed in the last five years. The unclaimed price amount broke all the records in 2010 when it reached $42.2 million.