The deadline is approaching for two Powerball prizes of $10,000 that are still unclaimed nearly a year after they were won in Iowa City and Des Moines.
Consider this your official reminder to double-check your tickets to see if you’ve got one of the big winners!
The $10,000 prize that is still unclaimed in Iowa City was won in the drawing on Feb. 1 of last year with a ticket purchased at Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge St. It came close to winning that night’s $193.9 million jackpot, matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $10,000 prize. The winning numbers that night were: 5-12-15-27-38 and Powerball 7.
The winner or winners of that prize have until the close of business at 4 p.m. on Feb. 2 to claim the prize at a lottery office. Our locations are in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Mason City, Clive and Cedar Rapids.
The $10,000 Powerball prize that is approaching its expiration date in Des Moines was won in the drawing on Feb. 19 of last year with a ticket purchased at Quik Trip, 4024 Fleur Drive. That ticket also matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. The winning numbers in that night’s $425.3 million jackpot drawing were: 1-17-35-49-54 and Powerball 34.
The winner or winners of that prize have until the close of business at 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 to claim the prize at a lottery office.
In fiscal year 2014, nearly $1.4 million in prizes went unclaimed in Iowa lotto games. The money from unclaimed prizes in Iowa goes into the lottery’s prize pools for future games and promotions, so it will be used to pay prizes, just not those prizes that have expired.
Players in Iowa have up to 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Powerball, Mega Millions®, Hot Lotto® and All or Nothing™. Players have up to 90 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in the Iowa Lottery’s Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. If the expiration date falls on a weekend or holiday when the lottery’s offices are closed, the winner has until the close of business on the next business day to turn in the ticket.