$100,000 unclaimed Powerball prize sold in Raceland set to expire soon

Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 at 10:47 AM CDT
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RACELAND, LA (WVUE) - As of Friday, no one has stepped forward to claim a $100,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball jackpot won in March.

The winning ticket was purchased at Presto Fuel Center LLC in Raceland on March 7 and is set to expire Sept. 3, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

The ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number to win $50,000.

The player added the $1 Power Play option to the ticket, which increased the prize to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn. The winning numbers for the March 7 drawing were 06-13-19-36-51 and the Powerball number was 18.

"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."

The holder of the winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on the date of expiration to claim the prize, subject to the Lottery's hours of operation.

Winnings are 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.

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.  A list of large unclaimed prizes set to expire in the next 90 days can be found on the Lottery's website at www.louisianalottery.com/unclaimed-prizes.

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