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It's official: A Powerball lottery ticket worth $1 million has expired without its winner claiming the prize. The ticket-holder, who bought the winning ticket at a Maverik store at Locust Grove and McMillan in Meridian in June, never came forward by the deadline, which was Friday of last week. The Idaho Lottery announced today that the store still will get its $20,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, but the winnings will revert back to the Lottery's beneficiaries, the state's schools and permanent building fund, which builds and maintains state buildings. Click below for the full announcement from the Idaho Lottery, which includes a reminder to ticket-buyers to check their numbers.
Last summer, someone bought a lottery ticket in Meridian that won a $1 million prize - but they've never claimed it, and it's about to expire. The Idaho Lottery announced today that the Powerball ticket, which matched all five numbers but not the Powerball, will expire on Friday - and thereafter be worth nothing. The ticket was sold for the June 20, 2012 Powerball drawing. “Time 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.”
It wouldn't be the first time. A similar $1 million prize went unclaimed in 2010, and $200,000 prizes went unclaimed in 2008 and 2006. Unclaimed winnings go back to the Idaho Lottery's beneficiaries - the state's schools and its permanent building fund, which builds and maintains state buildings. Click below for the full announcement from the Idaho Lottery.
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― A Boise woman who took a chance on winning the $597.5 million Powerball jackpot last week is thrilled with her $1 million runner-up prize. Susan Worthington appeared at a press conference announcing her win Tuesday at the Albertsons store in West Boise where she bought her ticket, which matched all the white balls, but not the Powerball. Worthington, a 63-year-old recent retiree, says her first big purchase was an $80 keyless entry remote for her car. She says she plans to spend some of the money to finish up the kitchen and do some landscaping at the house she just purchased after moving to Boise from Yakima, Wash., in January. Worthington says the winnings will allow her to retire comfortably. She says her 83-year-old mother urged her to buy the tickets. Click below for the Idaho Lottery's full announcement.
One Idaho Powerball lottery ticket buyer in Boise has won $1 million, Idaho Lottery officials say, and two other tickets, sold in Caldwell and Meridian, won $10,000 each. That's among the nearly 57,000 winning tickets sold in the state for the big $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, the AP reports; the two big winners who will split the jackpot are from Arizona and Missouri. Winners have 180 days to claim their prizes.
Winning $1 million required matching the first five numbers in the drawing; winning $10,000 required matching four of the first five and the Powerball number.