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$200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires Friday

PowerballPowerball: $200,000 N.M. Powerball lottery ticket expires Friday

Time is running out for the New Mexico Lottery player who may hold a Powerball second prize ticket worth $200,000.

The deadline for presenting the winning ticket is tomorrow (Friday), 90 days after the drawing. The Lottery's claim center closes at 4:30 pm.

An Albuquerque-area lottery retailer sold the ticket for the December 10, 2005, drawing. It is not known if the ticket purchaser lives in Albuquerque, elsewhere in New Mexico or another state.

Powerball players win $200,000 by matching the first white ball numbers drawn, in any order. Matching all five white ball numbers plus the red Powerball number wins the multi-million dollar jackpot.

The five winning white ball numbers for the December 10 drawing were 3-21-34-42-45. No one in the country matched all six numbers that night for an estimated $100 million Powerball jackpot.

For security purposes, the New Mexico Lottery, like lotteries in most other states, usually does not identify retailers that sell winning tickets until after the claims are verified and prizes awarded. But the Lottery confirmed that the winning ticket from the December 10 drawing was purchased in the Albuquerque area.

As part of the New Mexico Lottery's Retailer Compensation Plan, the retailer that sold the winning ticket is eligible for a $2,500 bonus for selling a $200,000 Powerball second prizewinner.

Unclaimed prizes are returned to the prize pool for future New Mexico Lottery games.

Since 1996 when the New Mexico began playing Powerball, the State has had almost 180 winners of the second prize; 161 players won $100,000, and an additional 17 players won $200,000 after the prize doubled in September 2005.

New Mexico has also had three Powerball jackpot-winning tickets, making 16 people millionaires. In November 2000, 14 Sandia National Laboratory security guards split a $131 million jackpot.

In February 2002, a Las Cruces municipal employee won a $32 million jackpot. And in August 2005, a master sergeant at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque won a $93.4 million jackpot. All of the jackpot winners chose the lump-sum cash option.

New Mexico is one of 30 lotteries that participate in the Powerball game.

Since the Lottery began almost ten years ago, more than $269.2 million has been raised for public education. Of that, over $202.7 million has been earmarked for the Lottery Success Scholarship program that has already provided in-state tuition assistance to almost 38,000 college students. Another $66.5 million previously went to the state's Public School Capital Outlay Fund for school construction and repairs for grades K-12 in 61 school districts.

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11 comments. Last comment 11 years ago by DoubleDown.
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BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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Posted: March 9, 2006, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

IT'S rip 

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    Posted: March 9, 2006, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

    Hey somebody wake up rip snorter, it's prolly his ticket!!!!!!!!

    Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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      Sparta, NJ
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      Posted: March 9, 2006, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

      I would also like to find out it is him - and that he collects.

      Cheers

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      I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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        Coastal Georgia
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        Posted: March 9, 2006, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

        Nope, It ain't RIP.

        I PM'd him and told him we sure missed him...

        He says hello and thanks for the warm wishes, but it ain't him.

        DD

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          Sparta, NJ
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          Posted: March 9, 2006, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

          When you get a drivers license, you have to take a test to show that you know what you are doing.  They should make you get a license to buy a lottery ticket.  One question would make you prove you are capable of validating wins or losses on a card or ticket.

          Cheers

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          I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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            BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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            Posted: March 9, 2006, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

            That cash sould go back in the jackpot but nooooooooooooo

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              Posted: March 10, 2006, 11:43 am - IP Logged

              New Mexico is lucky the ticket didn't win the jackpot because there would have been hundreds of people claiming they were in that town that day, bought the winning ticket and lost it and would have been willing to go to court to prove it.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: March 10, 2006, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                driving threw new mexico i pick up a lottery ticket on my way to new york  driving threw the desert the ticket unknowingly flys out the car window and blows into the desert where a north wind blows it into mexico  into the hand of a man takin a dump with no  toilet paperLurking

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                  Posted: March 10, 2006, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                  it was probably rip.he hasn't been on lately because he is trying desperately before the deadline to decide if he wants to move to mexico.if he can't make up his mind he says he is just going to let it expire rather than go through all the nonsense.

                                                                               just kidding jack!

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                    Posted: March 11, 2006, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                    Why is Rip not on here anymore, DoubleDown?

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                      Coastal Georgia
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                      Posted: March 11, 2006, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                      Why is Rip not on here anymore, DoubleDown?

                      Lmj: Send him a private message.. 

                      I'm sure he is continuing to work on his Blackjack system and probably doesn't have spare time to surf, but he will usually reply to a PM...

                       Having said that, I really miss reading his posts. They were classics...

                      DD