July 9, 2024 2 min read


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Virginia: $150K Powerball Prize in Franklin Set to Expire

The winner of $150,000 from the Powerball drawing on January 20 will have until July 18 to claim the prize

One lucky lottery winner who won a six-figure sum from Powerball in Virginia now has less than 10 days left to claim his prize. The lucky winner hit $150,000 from Powerball’s drawing on January 20. However, since then, nobody has come forward to claim the hefty prize.

The Virginia Lottery warned that the winning ticket is set to expire at the end of business day on Thursday, July 18, 2024. The date would mark 180 days after the drawing. Currently, the laws in Virginia require lottery players to claim their prizes within 180 days after the drawing or they expire.

The Powerball drawing on January 20 saw winning numbers 16, 31, 34, 37 and 65, along with the red Powerball number 10. To win the $150,000 prize, the lucky player guessed four of the winning white balls together with the red Powerball.

Usually, such a combination awards a prize that is $50,000. However, the Virginia Lottery said that the lucky winner paid $1 extra for the popular Power Play option which allows non-jackpot prizes to be multiplied. Thanks to the Power Play option, the lucky player tripled their prize to $150,000.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning a prize from the popular game are 1 in 24.9, while the odds of winning $50,000 or guessing correctly four white balls together with the red Powerball are 1 in 913,129.

Check your ticket! Someone is in danger of throwing away a $150,000 Virginia Lottery prize. A Powerball ticket won $150,000 in the January 20 drawing. Since then, no one has come forward with that winning ticket to claim the prize,

reads a statement released by the Virginia Lottery

The Winner Can Redeem Their Ticket at Eight Different Locations across the State

The Lottery confirmed that the winning ticket was purchased at Park N Shop on 301 East 2nd Avenue in Franklin City. It is unclear whether a local resident or a visitor from out of state purchased the $150,000 winning ticket.

If nobody collects the win, the prize money would benefit the state’s Literary Fund. Through the fund, Virginia grants loans to local companies that help with public school renovations and upgrades. Those loans are offered with a low interest rate.

The Virginia Lottery encouraged the person who has the winning ticket to immediately reach out. Moreover, it said that there are eight customer service centers across the state where the lucky winner can go and redeem their ticket.


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