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Idaho $1M Powerball ticket to expire Friday

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TREASURE VALLEY, Id. — Time is quickly running out for the holder of an unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket that was sold last summer.

The ticket will expire Friday at 3 p.m. if the holder does not arrive in Boise at Idaho Lottery Headquarters to claim their prize.

The winning ticket was sold for the June 20 Powerball draw from an Idaho Lottery retail location in Meridian. The ticket matched the first five numbers from that night's draw, but not the Powerball itself. The winning numbers for that night were 11, 17, 29, 56, 57, and the Powerball number was 14.

"Time is of the essence for the holder of the ticket to come forward and claim their $1 million prize," Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director, said.

Due to state and federal processing requirements, he said, if no one brings the ticket in by Friday, the Lottery will be unable to pay the claim.

If the prize goes unclaimed, the winning amount will ultimately benefit the Idaho Lottery's beneficiaries, the public schools and permanent buildings of Idaho.

Other valuable tickets have gone unclaimed

This $1 million winning ticket has generated little interest or inquiries from players. A similar situation arose just two years ago, when a $1 million Powerball ticket sold at Huskey's in the town of Irwin along the Idaho-Wyoming border went unclaimed. Like the winner from earlier this summer, the Lottery received very few inquiries about that ticket, either.

"We remind our players frequently to check their tickets routinely for winners. Too many times we've seen players think they did not have a winning ticket because they did not match the Powerball number itself or the jackpot was not won," Anderson said.

In addition to the 2010 $1 million unclaimed Powerball ticket, in the past few years, two other "Match 5" Powerball tickets have gone unclaimed, each worth $200,000. One was from Albertsons in Nampa from April 2006 and the other from Malad City in Oneida County in January 2008.

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Posted: December 12, 2012, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

Holeekau, is it you ?

your area and not that many ppl.

odds are better that way, clean the car, look in the drawer, check everything,

Ohh...wait  I'm jumping the gun, first thing is find out if winners came from where you buy tix.

good  luck .

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    Posted: December 12, 2012, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

    The unlucky winner is suppose to be enjoying one million dollars but instead he will be picking up lots of idaho potatoes poor guy.

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      Posted: December 13, 2012, 1:56 am - IP Logged

      Perhaps this Idahoan on further review sees -$1 million dollars as " small potatoes"..

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        Posted: December 13, 2012, 5:28 am - IP Logged

        I just can't help but wonder what happen to that ticket! I keep all my tickets in a safe place, until after the drawing. Then I go and check them very carefully. I check them 2 to 3 times, make circles on the numbers I have, just to be sure. Wait until they do find that ticket and think hey let's check it to see if it's a winner, then find out it was. I would be sick to my stomach, and mad at myself too.

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          Posted: December 13, 2012, 5:54 am - IP Logged

          Oh no....this must be claimed before this date...Hey man! better look at your tickets now, review the numbers....

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            Posted: December 13, 2012, 7:29 am - IP Logged

            I hope they find the ticket in time

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              Posted: December 13, 2012, 7:36 am - IP Logged

              I wonder what happened to that ticket also. I would love to have a million right before Christmas and New Year.

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                Posted: December 13, 2012, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                They should have to do a new drawing and pay the money to someone else. I bet it would'nt take long for me to clain it! Ifff I was to win!

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                  Posted: December 13, 2012, 7:38 am - IP Logged

                  They should have to do a new drawing and pay the money to someone else. I bet it would'nt take long for me to clain it! Ifff I was to win!

                  COLI

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                    Posted: December 13, 2012, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                    Everybody check your tater sacks to see if it's in there.

                    They all work in the tater fields out there and it mighta got dropped it in one of the tater sacks.

                    It could happen.

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                      Posted: December 13, 2012, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Everybody check your tater sacks to see if it's in there.

                      They all work in the tater fields out there and it mighta got dropped it in one of the tater sacks.

                      It could happen.

                      Good advice,rdgrnr.I didn't find it in my tater sack or in my refridgerater's tater drawer,either.

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                        Posted: December 13, 2012, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                        Everybody check your tater sacks to see if it's in there.

                        They all work in the tater fields out there and it mighta got dropped it in one of the tater sacks.

                        It could happen.

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                          Posted: December 13, 2012, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                          PO-TA-TO!!

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                            Posted: December 13, 2012, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

                            Holeekau, is it you ?

                            your area and not that many ppl.

                            odds are better that way, clean the car, look in the drawer, check everything,

                            Ohh...wait  I'm jumping the gun, first thing is find out if winners came from where you buy tix.

                            good  luck .

                            Nope, not me.  Unfortunately I haven't bought a ticket in Meridian in over a decade.  Actually, I guess that's fortunate because my tickets go into the recycling bin shortly after the drawing, so I wouldn't be able to re-check them anyway so in a way it's sorta good to know I didn't throw out a million dollar ticket.

                            Thanks for the tip RR, I did check my tater sack, but no ticket there either.  Cool