(1/18/19) As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $1 million Louisiana Lottery Powerball prize won on Aug. 25, 2018. The winning ticket was purchased at Ideal Mart in New Orleans and is set to expire Feb. 21, 2019.
The winning ticket matched all five white-ball numbers to win $1 million. The winning numbers for the Aug. 25 drawing were 20-25-54-57-63 and the Powerball number was 08. “We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim this prize. In the meantime, the individual should treat the ticket as cash,” said Lottery President Rose Hudson. “It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes.”
The holder of the winning ticket has until 5 p.m. on the date of expiration to claim the prize, subject to the Lottery’s hours of operation. Winnings are subject to applicable federal and state tax withholdings. Prizes greater than $600 may be claimed at any of the Lottery’s five regional offices located throughout the state or at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Winners of the Lottery’s draw-style games must claim their prize within 180 days of the drawing. After prizes have passed their redemption deadlines, they are deposited into the Lottery’s unclaimed prize fund, which is returned to players in the form of increased payouts on scratch-off games and player promotions.