Unclaimed $500K lotto ticket sold at Food 4 Less in LaPlace set to expire next week

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 7, 2021

LAPLACE — An unclaimed $500,000 Louisiana Lottery ticket sold at the Food 4 Less grocery store in LaPlace is set to expire on Thursday, Aug. 12.

According to Louisiana Lottery rules, winners of draw-style games must claim prizes within 180 days of the drawing. If the prize remains unclaimed after the deadline passes, it will be deposited into the Lottery’s unclaimed prize fund. Funds are then returned to the players through increased payouts on player promotions and instant-win games.

The ticket sold at Food 4 Less hit the $500,000 jackpot by matching all six numbers in the Feb. 13, 2021 drawing. The winning numbers were 16-22-25-32-40-41.

Lottery President Rose Hudson commented on the unclaimed prize in July.

“We look forward to the winner coming to claim this prize.  In the meantime, the individual should treat the ticket as cash,” Hudson said. “It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes.”
Jackpot prizes must be claimed at the Lottery headquarters, located at 555 Laurel Street in Baton Rouge. A list of significant unclaimed prizes expiring within 90 days can be found at louisianalottery.com/unclaimed-prizes.

Lottery players in St. John the Baptist Parish have found luck and fortune at local convenience stores in 2021.

RaceTrac #131 on W. Airline Highway in LaPlace sold a $100,000 winning Aces & 8s scratch off ticket in May 2021. The same store sold a $10,000 winning Blazing Hot 7s scratch off ticket in April 2021.

Meanwhile, Pit Stop Petroleum #1 on W. Airline Highway in LaPlace also sold a $10,000 winning scratch-off ticket this past spring.

During the March 20 Powerball drawing, Club Grocery staff member Mike Doran won $150,024 on a multi-board ticket purchased at 3035 Highway 18 in Edgard.