(INDIANAPOLIS) – Someone bought a Hoosier lottery ticket that ended up being a $50,000 prize back in February, but no one has claimed it.
Today is the last day for the winner to claim it. It was bought at Pike Food Center in Indianapolis (9605 Pendleton Pike) February 9. The winning numbers are 1,2,3,7 and 39. The Powerball is 25. All Hoosier Lottery draw game prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.
The drawing expires today at 5.
So, what happens if nobody claims the winning ticket today?
“Then the prize money just reverts back to the prize pool, by law. That money is then used to pay out future prizes in other games,” said Dennis Rosebrough, Hoosier Lottery Director of Public Relations.
Rosebrough says they normally start notifying the media and the public that the winning ticket has not been turned in around two to three weeks away from the deadline.
“Maybe they bought the ticket and put it in their glove box in the car, in the console between the seats, their desk drawer, dresser drawer, whatever the case may be. We just hope this kind of advance notice or alert might have them check those places and see if one those is in fact the winning ticket,” Rosebrough said.
The ticket holder should ensure their ticket is in a secure place, consider meeting with a financial advisor and contact Hoosier Lottery customer service at 1-800-955-6886 for specific claim instructions.
Rosebrough wanted to remind you that the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to police and firefighters’ pensions and $30 million to the Teachers’ Retirement Fund.