Unclaimed Easy 5 Jackpot Prize Set to Expire Oct. 10
As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $159,327 Louisiana Lottery Easy 5 jackpot prize won on April 13, 2011. The winning ticket was purchased at Transcontinental Shell on Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Metairie and is set to expire Oct. 10.
The winning ticket matched all five Easy 5 numbers drawn on April 13, which were 01-07-15-18-29.
The holder of the winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on the date of expiration to claim the prize, which is subject to applicable 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 this prize. In the meantime, the individual 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."
Winners of the Lottery's draw-style games must claim their prize within 180 days of the drawing. 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 games 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 for help. A list of large unclaimed prizes set to expire in the next 90 days can be found on the Lottery's website at www.louisianalottery.com/unclaimedprizes.