$50,000 Powerball Prize Set to Expire August 2
As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $50,000 Powerball prize from the Feb. 3 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Sav-A-Center #231 on Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans and is set to expire Aug. 2.
The winning ticket matched four of the white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. Since the winner purchased the $1 Power Play add-on option, the ticket is worth five times the usual $10,000 prize since the Power Play multiplier "5" was selected during the drawing. The winning numbers for the Feb. 3 draw were 12-13-20-33-42 and the Powerball was 37.
Winners of the Lottery's draw-style games have 180 days of drawing to claim their prize. The holder of Saturday's winning jackpot ticket has until 5 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2007, in which to claim the prize, which is subject to federal and state withholding taxes. Prizes greater than $600 may be claimed at any of the six regional offices located across the state.
"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim the prize. In the meantime, the winner should treat the ticket as cash," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes.
After prizes have passed their redemption deadlines, they are deposited into the Lottery's unclaimed prize fund, which is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-off tickets and player promotions.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages responsible play and urges anyone or friends of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll free 1-877-770-7867.