4/17/2008 - 11:22 AM
$325,000 Lotto Jackpot Set to Expire May 15. As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim the $325,000 Lotto jackpot from the Nov. 17, 2007 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Quicky's Discount on Franklin Avenue in New Orleans and is set to expire May 15, 2008.
The jackpot winning ticket matched all six numbers in the Nov. 17 Lotto drawing, 03-05-08-09-14-15.
The holder of the winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on May 15 to claim the prize, which is subject to federal and state tax withholdings. Lotto jackpot prizes must be claimed at Louisiana 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.