December 11, 2012
Chance for Meridian $1 Million Powerball Winner to Claim Prize
BOISE, Idaho – Time is quickly running out
for the holder of an unclaimed $1,000,000 Powerball ticket that was sold last
summer. Friday at 3 p.m. Mountain Time,
a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million will expire if the holder of the
ticket does not arrive in Boise at Idaho Lottery Headquarters to claim their
prize. The winning ticket was sold for
the June 20, 2012 Powerball draw from an Idaho Lottery retail location in
Meridian. The ticket matched the first
five numbers from that night’s draw, but not the Powerball itself. The winning numbers for that night were 11,
17, 29, 56, 57, and the Powerball number was 14.
is of the essence for the holder of the ticket to come forward and claim their
$1 million prize,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “Due to State
and Federal processing requirements, at 3 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, if no
one has brought the ticket in for validation, the ticket will expire and we
will be unable to pay the claim.”
$1 million winning ticket has generated little interest or inquiries from
players. A similar situation arose just
two years ago, when a $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Huskey’s
in the town of Irwin along the Idaho-Wyoming border went unclaimed. Like the winner from earlier this summer, the
Lottery received very few inquiries about that ticket, either.
remind our players frequently to check their tickets routinely for
winners. Too many times we’ve seen
players think they did not have a winning ticket because they did not match the
Powerball number itself or the jackpot was not won,” added Anderson. “In this
case, the winning ticket matched every number but not the Powerball number and
is worth $1 million.”
the prize goes unclaimed, the winning amount will ultimately benefit the Idaho
Lottery’s beneficiaries, the public schools and permanent buildings of Idaho.
addition to the 2010 $1,000,000 unclaimed Powerball ticket, in the past few
years, two other “Match 5” Powerball tickets have gone
unclaimed, each worth $200,000. One was
from Albertsons in Nampa from April 2006 and the other from Malad
City in Oneida County in January 2008.
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