Someone may be holding a piece of paper that’s worth thousands of dollars and not even know it. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Tina Potthoff says a Powerball ticket worth 800-thousand dollars sold last month at a convenience store in Clinton hasn’t been claimed.
Potthoff says, "It’s been a couple of weeks, so we’re anxiously waiting for that person to come forward." Potthoff says the person has 365 days to collect the prize — but they want to be sure the person knows they may have a winner. Potthoff says it could have been someone just heading through town, or they could live in the Clinton area. She says they’re urging everyone to check their tickets.
Potthoff says this isn’t the only Iowa Lottery winning ticket that remains unclaimed. Potthoff says they have a 10-thousand dollar ticket purchased at Dave’s World in Onawa that expires on February 11th, and a 200-thousand-dollar prize purchased at a Hy-Vee in Des Moines that expires March 11th.
Pothoff says any prizes that aren’t claimed go back into the prize pool. Potthoff says every year there’s around one-Million dollars in prizes that goes unclaimed. The 800-thousand dollar ticket was sold at a Kwik Star store in Clinton. Potthoff says you can claim the prize at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Des Moines.