Easy 5 Jackpot Ticket Set to Expire Aug. 11
As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $185,656 Easy 5 jackpot prize from the Feb. 13 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Claiborne Supermarket on N. Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans and is set to expire Aug. 11.
The jackpot-winning ticket matched all five numbers, 01-08-13-14-27, for the Feb. 13 Easy 5 drawing.
The holder of the winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 to claim the prize, which is subject to federal and state tax withholdings. Prizes greater than $600 may be claimed at any of the Lottery's five regional offices located throughout the state or at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim the prize. In the meantime, the ticket should be treated as cash," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "It is also a good idea to sign the back of it for security purposes."
Winners of the Lottery's draw-style games must claim their prize within 180 days of the drawing. After prizes have passed their redemption deadline, 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.
Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages responsible play and urges anyone with a gambling problem, or friends of anyone with a gambling problem, to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867. Large unclaimed prizes set to expire in the next 90 days can be found on the Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com/unclaimedprizes.