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One Week Left For Unclaimed $10,000-Winning Powerball® Ticket Sold In Council Bluffs

Last Day To Claim Prize Is May 11, Players Urged To Double-Check Their Tickets

DES MOINES, Iowa - There's only one week to go until the expiration deadline for an unclaimed $10,000-winning Powerball ticket sold in Council Bluffs, and the Iowa Lottery is following up on earlier reminders by asking players to double-check their tickets to see if they have the big winner.

"We don't want to see our prizes go unclaimed, so wherever you keep your tickets, double-check them," Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said Friday.

The $10,000-winning ticket was sold at No Frills Supermarket, 1817 W. Broadway in Council Bluffs, for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. It came close to winning it all that night, matching four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $10,000 prize. The winning numbers were: 9-17-32-43-45 and Powerball 31.

The winner or winners have until the close of business at 4 p.m. on May 11 of this year to claim the prize at a lottery office. The Iowa Lottery has offices in Council Bluffs, Storm Lake, Mason City, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.

In fiscal year 2011, nearly $1.4 million in prizes went unclaimed in Iowa lotto games. Unclaimed prizes in Iowa go into prize pools for future lottery games.

Players in Iowa have up to 365 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Powerball, Mega Millions® and Hot Lotto®. Players have up to 90 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes in Iowa's $100,000 Cash Game and the Iowa Lottery's Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. If the expiration date falls on a weekend or holiday when the lottery's offices are closed, the winner has until the close of business on the next business day to turn in the ticket.

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