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Unclaimed Powerball ticket sold in Virginia set to expire soon

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Posted at 11:37 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 11:37:31-04

COURTLAND, Va. — The person who bought a $50,000-winning Powerball ticket at the 7-Eleven on Main Street in Courtland last October has a week to claim the prize — or lose all the money.

The ticket was purchased on October 24, 2015 at the 7-Eleven at 23138 Main Street in Southampton County.

“The Virginia Lottery has waited for the winner to come forward and claim his or her prize. But time is running out. That person needs to claim the prize before it’s too late,” A lottery spokesperson said. “By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing. That means this $50,000 ticket will become worthless at the close of business (5 p.m.) on April 21, unless the winner comes forward.”

The winning Powerball numbers that day were 20-31-56-60-64, and the Powerball number was 2.

The ticket in question matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number.

If you have that ticket — contact the Virginia Lottery at 804-692-7777 or 757-825-7800.

“By law, all unclaimed Virginia Lottery prizes go to Virginia’s Literary Fund. The Literary Fund is used solely for educational purposes, such as upgrading technology in schools and teacher retirement funding,” the lottery spokesperson added.