Unclaimed Powerball Prizes Will Expire Next Month
BATON ROUGE (WGNO) – As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim two $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prizes won on Feb. 15, 2014. The winning tickets were purchased at Brothers Food Mart on Jefferson Highway in Jefferson and Tallulah Truck Stop on Highway 65 in Tallulah. They are set to expire Aug. 14.
The winning tickets matched four of the five whiteball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number to win $10,000. The winning numbers for the Feb. 15 drawing were 02 – 09 – 14 – 21 – 23 and the Powerball number was 03.
The holders of the winning tickets have until 5 p.m. on the date of expiration to claim their prizes, 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.
“We look forward to the winners coming forward to claim their 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 tickets 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. A list of large unclaimed prizes set to expire can be found on the Lottery’s website at louisianalottery.com/unclaimed-prizes.