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Tick Tock...Time's almost up for $1 million Indiana Powerball prize!
Check your tickets! April 10 numbers were: 1-36-40-52-53 PB:20
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 3, 2013) - The clock is ticking on a $1 million Powerball prize from an April 10 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Circle K at 3830 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Ind., about a mile and a half off Interstate 65 at exit 5 and a short jaunt across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., The deadline to claim the big prize is just a few short days away.
The ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, in the Wednesday, April 10 drawing. The ticket holder has until 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Oct. 7 to present the winning ticket to Hoosier Lottery officials at 1302 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis. The ticket holder should sign the back immediately and contact Hoosier Lottery customer service.
As of 11 a.m. today players have about 96 hours to find and present the ticket to lottery officials.
It is rare, but not unheard of, that a prize of such magnitude goes unclaimed. By statute, unclaimed prizes go into an unclaimed prize fund where they are used for future prizes and promotions.
"This money could make a big difference in someone's life, so we'd really like to see it go to the ticketholder," said Sarah Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery. "We're reaching out across the state to get the word out, because the winning ticket could be anywhere."
In February 2010, after the Lottery advertised that a $2.5 million prize was about to expire, an Indianapolis couple by the name of Lori and Eric White caught wind of the unclaimed prize, checked a stack of old tickets that had been gathering dust in their home office and claimed a $2.5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot just in the nick of time.
If no one comes forward to claim the $1 million Powerball prize by Monday, it will not be the largest unclaimed Hoosier Lottery prize. A $5 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot went unclaimed in March 2004. In September of 2002 somebody missed out on a $50 million Powerball jackpot won in the Hoosier state.
Even if no one claims the prize, the Jeffersonville Circle K will still receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Hoosier Lottery retailers receive a one percent bonus capped at $20,000 for selling a Powerball ticket that matches the first five numbers, but not the PB number.
The winning numbers in the April 10 drawing were: 1-36-40-52-53 PB:20.
Powerball players in Indiana have 180 days to claim prizes.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to police and firefighters' pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. The remainder of Hoosier Lottery earnings help reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50 percent.
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