Unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire July 4; ticket bought in Morgan City

Unclaimed Powerball prize set to expire July 4; ticket bought in Morgan City
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POSTED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:04pm

As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on January 5, 2013.

The winning ticket was purchased at Ganaway's on Federal Avenue in Morgan City and is set to expire July 3, 2013.

The winning ticket matched four of the five whiteball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number. The winning numbers for the Jan. 5 drawing were 26 - 30 - 49 - 51 - 54 and the Powerball number was 25.

The holder of the winning ticket has until 5:00 p.m. on the date of expiration to claim the prize, subject to the Lottery's hours of operation. Winnings are subject to applicable federal and state tax withholdings. Prizes greater than $600 may be claimed at any of the Lottery's five regional offices located throughout the state or at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.

"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim this prize. In the meantime, the individual should treat the ticket as cash," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes."

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