MOSCOW, Idaho -- More than 50 days have passed since an Idaho Lottery-winning Powerball ticket worth $200,000 was sold in Latah County for the Aug. 6 draw.
The holder of the ticket remains a mystery, as no one has officially come forward to claim it. The ticket has until Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, to claim the prize.
The winning numbers from the Aug. 6 draw were 25, 30, 54, 57 and 59. The Powerball number was 6, but this winning ticket did not match that number.
"It matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball itself," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery director. "Too often we've seen players think their ticket is not a winner because it did not match the Powerball number."
The Idaho Lottery is encouraging all lottery players who may have been in Lewis, Latah and Benewah counties -- both residents and visitors traveling through the area -- to check their Powerball tickets carefully for winners.
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night is an estimated $37 million.
Other unclaimed winners
In July 2008, a $200,000 winning ticket that did not match the Powerball number but did match all five other numbers expired and went unclaimed. That ticket was sold in Malad City along the Idaho-Utah border in late January of that year.
In September 2010, a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million that was sold along the Idaho-Wyoming border from the town of Irwin expired and went unclaimed. That ticket matched all five of the first numbers and did have the PowerPlay multiplier.
"We remind players to sign the back of their tickets and contact Idaho Lottery Offices immediately when they have large winners," Anderson said.
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