3/06/2008 - 4:28 PM
$10,000 Powerball Prize from Kentwood Area Set to Expire in April As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Powerball prize won on Oct. 6, 2007. The winning ticket was purchased at Highway 51 Grocery on Avenue G in Kentwood and is set to expire April 3, 2008.
The unclaimed ticket matched four of the white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball number. The winning numbers for the Oct. 6, 2007, drawing were 8-30-32-33-51 and the Powerball number was 2.
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 withholdings. Prizes greater than $600 may be claimed at any of the Lottery's five regional offices located throughout the state or Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim the 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 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 for help.