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Unclaimed Powerball prize will expire soon

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana Lottery officials want to make players aware of an unclaimed Powerball prize worth $10,000.

No one has come forward to present the winning ticket from a drawing on Sept. 6, 2014.

It was purchased at Brother's Store #146 on Jefferson Highway in Jefferson, LA., and is set to expire on March 5, 2015.

"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim this 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 games and player promotions.

The winning ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number. The winning numbers for the Sept. 6 drawing were 09-29-31-43-50 and the Powerball number was 18.

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