BOISE Idaho Lottery officials are urging Powerball players to check their tickets after a ticket worth $200,000 has gone unclaimed for more than 50 days.
The winning ticket was sold in the Latah County area for the August 6, 2011 draw. No one has come forward to claim their prize.
The winning numbers from the August 6, 2011 draw were 25, 30, 54, 57, and 59. The Powerball number was 6, but the winning ticket did not match that number.
This is a unique ticket in that it matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball itself, said Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. Too often we ve seen players think their ticket is not a winner because it did not match the Powerball number.
The Idaho Lottery is encouraging all players who may have been in Lewis, Latah, and Benewah counties, both residents and visitors traveling through the area, to check their Powerball tickets carefully for winners.
The winning ticket holder has six months or until Feb. 3, 2012 to claim their prize.
There have been some big winning tickets sold in Idaho that have gone unclaimed in recent years.
In July 2008, a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket expired and went unclaimed. That ticket was sold in Malad City along the Idaho-Utah border in late January of that year.
A year ago in September 2010, a winning Powerball ticket worth $1,000,000 that was sold along the Idaho Wyoming border from the town of Irwin expired and went unclaimed.
Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot for this Wednesday night is an estimated $37 million.