Somebody who matched five of the six numbers in a Powerball drawing nearly a year ago still hasn’t claimed the $100,000 prize. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer says time is running out. The ticket was sold in northern Iowa at Larsen’s Food Pride grocery store in the Mitchell County town of Osage, about 15 miles from the Minnesota border. Neubauer says that ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball for the drawing that was held on September 14, 2002. This ticket will expire a month from now on September 15th, so the Lottery is putting up Burma Shave-style signs today in Osage to try and jog the winner’s memory. The signs read: “Is it you? We wish we knew!” “Expiration is near for a $100,000-winning Powerball ticket sold here!” and “Sept. 14 is the final day to make all the money come your way! The winning Powerball numbers for that night were: 5-14-26-31-40 and Powerball 29. Another valuable Powerball ticket that was sold in Bettendorf in July of 2002 has expired without being claimed. It, too, was worth $100,000.
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