Time is running out to claim a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. West Virginia Lottery Director John C. Musgrave announced Wednesday that a ticket from a Powerball drawing worth $1 million was sold in Beckley in March and will expire September 12, should it go unclaimed.
The ticket matched five numbers and only missed the Powerball. It was purchased at the Little General Store on Robert C. Byrd Drive in Beckley. The winning numbers for the Saturday, March 16, 2013 drawing were: 3-7-21-44-55 and the Powerball number was 16.
West Virginia Lottery tickets expire 180 days from the draw date, according to a news release from the West Virginia Lottery. Therefore, if the ticket is not claimed at West Virginia Lottery Headquarters in Charleston by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, it will go unclaimed. All unclaimed lottery prizes are placed in the West Virginia Lottery's unclaimed prize fund and returned to players in the form of prizes for games.
Retailers receive a 1% commission on winning tickets and should the ticket expire, the Little General Store will still receive its sales bonus of $10,000.