We blogged about it last month, and here’s the one-week-out reminder that time has almost run out for an unclaimed $10,000-winning Powerball ticket purchased last year in Council Bluffs.
Double-check your tickets – You never know, it could be you!
The $10,000-winning ticket was purchased at the No Frills Supermarket at 1817 W. Broadway in Council Bluffs for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. It came close to winning it all that night, matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $10,000 prize. The winning numbers that night were: 9-17-32-43-45 and Powerball 31.
The winner or winners have until the close of business at 4 p.m. next Friday (May 11) to claim the prize at one of our offices (our locations are in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Mason City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids).
In the lottery’s latest financial year, nearly $1.4 million in prizes went unclaimed in our lotto games. And what happens to that money? It goes into our prize pools for future games, so it will be used to pay prizes, just not those particular prizes that have expired.
Players here in Iowa have up to 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Powerball, Mega Millions and Hot Lotto. You have up to 90 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Iowa’s $100,000 Cash Game and our Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. If the expiration date falls on a weekend or holiday when our offices are closed, you have until the close of business on the next business day to turn in the ticket.
We don’t like to see our prizes go unclaimed! So, wherever you keep your tickets, check them out!