Lottery Announces Lotto Jackpot Prize Set to Expire July 10
As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $375,000 Lotto jackpot prize from the Jan. 12, 2008 drawing. The winning ticket was purchased at Lakeside Country Stop on Highway 9 in Campti and is set to expire July 10, 2008.
The jackpot-winning ticket was one of two tickets sold that matched all six numbers, 05-10-17-20-26-28, in the Jan. 12 Lotto drawing. The other winning ticket was sold in Jonesboro.
The holder of the winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on July 10 to claim the prize, which is subject to federal and state tax withholdings. Lotto jackpot prizes must be claimed at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim the prize. In the meantime, the ticket should be treated as cash," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "It is also a good idea to sign the back of it for security purposes."
The other half of the $750,000 Jan. 12 Lotto jackpot was claimed in January by Mandy Wright of Natchitoches.
Winners of the Lottery's draw-style games must claim their prize within 180 days of the drawing. After prizes have passed their redemption deadline, they are deposited into the Lottery's unclaimed prize fund, which is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-off tickets and player promotions.
Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages responsible play and urges anyone with a gambling problem, or friends of anyone with a gambling problem, to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867.