Louisiana Powerball Prizes Will Expire Soon

Jul 17, 14 Louisiana Powerball Prizes Will Expire Soon

July 17, 2014 – There are two $10,000 Powerball prizes still waiting to be claimed in Louisiana. ┬áBoth third prizes were won Feb. 15 of this year after they matched four white numbers and the red Powerball.

The winning numbers in that night’s drawing were 2, 9, 14, 21, 23, and the Powerball was 3.

Louisiana Lottery players have 180 days – about six months – from the date of the drawing to claim prizes, so at 5 p.m. on Aug. 14, both prizes will be deposited into the Lottery’s unclaimed prize fund.

Then, the winners who never claimed their $10,000 prizes would be sharing the wealth – literally. ┬áThe Lottery’s unclaimed prize fund is paid back to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-offs and promotions, according to a Lottery press release.

Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson said in a press release yesterday that the winners – whoever they may be – should treat their winning tickets like cash.

Because lottery tickets are bearer instruments – meaning the ticket holder is the owner of the prize – it’s important that winners sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place until they’re ready to come forward and claim their prize.

When that time comes, Louisiana’s two $10,000 winners can pick up their oversized checks at any of the Lottery’s five regional offices, or at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.

Written by LotteryHUB News Staff Writers

The LotteryHUB News team collaborated to provide this article for our readers. As always, good luck with your next bet! We’re always here to keep you on top of your game.

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