Jul 2, 2013 12:35 PM by Ian Auzenne
A $10,000 Powerball prize won this January in Morgan City is still unclaimed, and the winner has a little more than 24 hours to claim the cash.
The ticket, which matched four white balls and the red Powerball, was purchased at Ganaway's in the 1400 block of Federal Street for the January 5 drawing. The winning numbers for that drawing were 26, 30, 49, 51, 54, and Powerball 25.
According to the Louisiana Lottery's website, the deadline to collect the prize is Thursday. Lottery officials say because Thursday and Friday are holidays in Louisiana, the winner must claim the $10,000 prize by 5:00 P. M. Wednesday.
Lottery officials say that if the money goes unclaimed, it will be placed in an unclaimed prize fund and, ultimately, given away through second-chance drawings or increased scratch-off ticket prizes.