NEWARK, Del. — Don't leave $50,000 on the table, especially if you bought a Powerball ticket as you drove through Delaware in May 2017 on Interstate 95.
You have a week left to claim your prize.
A May 24 Powerball ticket that hit four of the five white balls plus the Powerball was sold at a Sunoco in the Delaware House Travel Plaza, about 10 miles southwest of Wilmington.
The winning numbers for the drawing are 28-32-33-38-62; Powerball, 15; and Power Play, 2. The $50,000 winner did not purchase the Power Play option, said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery.
The odds of winning the $50,000 prize are 1 in almost a million — 913,129 to be exact. Delaware Lottery winners have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
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The $50,000 winner has until this coming May 24, the Thursday before Memorial Day, to make a claim.
Because the prize is more than $5,000, the winner go to the Delaware Lottery Office at 1575 McKee Road, Suite 102, in the McKee Business Park in Dover. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET weekdays.
Delaware also has two other outstanding prizes of $10,000 or more, which must be claimed at the state lottery office.
A $59,100 ticket for the Dec. 29 drawing of the Multi-Win Lotto was sold at Redner's Warehouse Market in Dover. The winning numbers are 01-03-09-13-31-33;
The odds of winning the top prize in Delaware's statewide lottery game, with a match of six numbers in a line, are about 1 in 1.6 million.
A $10,000 ticket for Mega Millions' Jan. 2 drawing was sold at Shore Stop No. 266 in Dover. The winning numbers are 01-42-47-64-70; Mega Ball, 22; and Megaplier, 4. The odds of winning are almost 1 in a million.
If any of the prizes are not claimed, the money goes into Delaware's general fund.
In the 12 months ending in June 2017, CNN reported that $2.89 billion worth of prizes in the 44 states with lotteries went unclaimed, according to Chief Executive Brett Jacobson of Lotto Lotto, an app that allows users to scan lottery tickets from any state, check winning numbers and track results of previous lotteries.
Most unclaimed prizes, including those for scratch-off state lottery games, are small. But 167 prizes worth $1 million or more went unclaimed in fiscal 2017 alone, according to Jacobson's data.
Some of the biggest U.S. prizes that expired unclaimed were in California and New York, and three were Mega Millions winners:
• Aug. 8, 2015. $63 million ticket for California's state lottery, SuperLotto Plus, bought in Chatsworth, Calif.
• Aug. 1, 2006. $31 million Mega Millions ticket bought in Queens
• April 25, 2003. $46 million Mega Millions ticket bought in Brooklyn
• Dec. 24, 2002. $68 million Mega Millions ticket bought in New York
Eight states that don't include California and New York — Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas — allow some lottery winners to request that they not be publicly identified. Georgia's law, which applies to winners of $250,000 or more, was signed May 7 and became effective immediately.
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