6/16/2008 - 8:50 AM
$10,000 Powerball Prizes Purchased in New Orleans Set to Expire July 17 As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Powerball prize from the Jan. 19, 2008 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K #4906 on S. Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans and is set to expire July 17, 2008.
The winning numbers for the Jan. 19 Powerball drawing were 20-23-25- 27-28 and the Powerball number was 02. The winning ticket matched four of the white ball numbers and the red Powerball number.
The holder of this winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on July 17 to claim the prize, which is subject to federal and state withholding taxes. 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 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 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.