Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in New Orleans is about to lose $1 million

January 18, 2019 - 1:12 pm

(WWL) — Now may be a good time to check old lottery tickets you’ve been in possession of.  No one has stepped forward to claim a Powerball ticket worth one million dollars that is getting close to expiration.  The winning ticket matched up the five white balls of the drawing on August 25, 2018. Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Dustin Annison said the ticket was sold in New Orleans.

“It was purchased at Ideal Mart in New Orleans and it will expire on February 21, 2019.  So, check your tickets, and if you have it, come visit us,” said Annison.

Annison said although unclaimed prizes do happen from time to time, one of this magnitude is rare.

“We receive an average of $9 million each year in prizes that goes unclaimed, so this is definitely one of the big ones,” said Annison.

So what does Annison say you should do if you find out you are in possession of the ticket?

“If you do have the winning ticket, sign it and give us a call and we will set up a time for you to come claim your prize,” said Annison.

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