Million dollar Powerball ticket is three days away from worthless

CLIVE, Iowa, (WOWT) -- The clock is ticking on a million dollar payday in central Iowa. The person holding the prize-winning Powerball ticket has until Thursday to claim the money.

The winning ticket was sold at a Casey's General Store in Nevada, Iowa, just east of Ames.

Iowa Lottery officials said, "We’ve been talking about it for nearly a year now, we’ve held events at the store where the winning ticket was sold, and we’ve had a sign in the window there for months about the prize, but so far, no one has come forward to claim it."

The holder of that million-dollar piece of paper has until the close of business at 4 p.m. this Thursday, April 11, 2019, to show up at lottery headquarters in Clive to bank the loot.

The $1 million prize was won in the Powerball drawing on April 11, 2018, with a ticket purchased at Casey’s, 1800 S. B Ave. in Nevada. It came close to winning that night’s $89.7 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Powerball. The winning numbers that night were: 16-18-27-55-67 and Powerball 18. The Power Play® number was 3.

In fiscal year 2018, more than $1.4 million in lottery prizes expired without being claimed in Iowa. The money from unclaimed prizes in the state goes into the lottery’s prize pools for future games and promotions, so it will be used to pay prizes, just not those prizes that have expired.