Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Powerball Prize Claimed at the Last Moment

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation has announced a $40,000 US Powerball prize has been claimed just before the 180 day deadline. If the winner had put it off for another two weeks it would have been too late.

The prize, which dates back to the drawing held on September 21, 2013, was claimed by a 41-year-old Powerball player from New Orleans. The lottery has not revealed the winner's identity, but lottery staff said the man told them he only thought to check his tickets because a friend told him a New Orleans player had failed to claim their prize.

The US Powerball is a multi-state draw that offers a minimum jackpot of $40 million. Numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:59 (EST). The next Powerball drawing is on Wednesday and has an estimated jackpot of $80 million.