One lucky person who purchased a Powerball ticket in Aurora, has two days to claim their $50,000 prize before it is set to expire.
On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m., the winning Powerball ticket will expire, meaning the person who purchased the ticket in Aurora last year, will be unable to claim the $50,000 prize. Oregon Lottery tickets are valid for one year from the date of the drawing.
The $50,000 ticket was purchased in Aurora on the evening of Nov. 20, 2018 and the winning numbers are 07-14-23-38-55-18. As of Tuesday, Nov. 19, no one had claimed the prize.
“We are really down to the wire on someone claiming this $50,000 Powerball prize,” said Patrick Johnson, spokesman with the Oregon Lottery. “Anyone who purchased a Powerball ticket in Aurora last year, make sure you check your ticket. If you have the winning ticket, sign the back immediately and claim it at the Oregon Lottery before 5 p.m. Thursday.”
There are several other unclaimed Powerball prizes in addition to the one set to expire this week. In February, a $100,000 Powerball prize sold in Portland will expire. In March, another $50,000 Powerball prize sold in Medford will also expire.
All unclaimed prizes go into the state’s Economic Development Fund and is allocated to help provide funds to Lottery beneficiaries . Each year approximately $5 million in unclaimed prizes goes into the fund.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Source: Oregon Lottery