10/05/2009 - 9:23 AM
Powerball Prizes Set to Expire Nov. 2
As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim two $10,000 Powerball prizes won on May 6. The winning tickets were purchased at Kangaroo Express #3774 on Youree Drive in Shreveport and E-Z Mart #334 on West California Avenue in Ruston. The prizes are set to expire on Nov. 2.
The tickets matched four of the five white ball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number drawn. The winning numbers for the May 6 drawing were 7-8-12-22-31 and the Powerball number was 18.
The holders of the winning tickets have 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 winners coming forward to claim these prizes. In the meantime, the individuals should treat the tickets 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.