FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Patrick Johnson
May 13, 2015 - Salem, Oregon
Oregon State Lottery officials are waiting for the person who purchased a Powerball ticket in Grants Pass to claim a $50,000 prize.
The afternoon of May 6, someone purchased a Powerball ticket in the Grants Pass area that matched four of the five numbers plus the power ball number. The winning numbers for the May 6 draw are 23, 24, 27, 39, 41 with a power ball number of 30.
That ticket alone would have been worth $10,000, but the person who purchased it added the $1 Power Play multiplier option. The multiplier for the drawing was five, so $10,000 multiplied by five is $50,000.
As of Wednesday, May 13, no one had claimed the prize. The ticket is valid until May 6, 2016, a year from the date of the drawing.
“If you purchased a Powerball ticket in Grants Pass, check your wallet, your fridge, your purse, whereever you keep your tickets and see if you won,” said Patrick Johnson, winner and promotion specialist with the Oregon Lottery. “If you have the winning ticket, sign it immediately.”
Johnson said the last Powerball winner from Southern Oregon was Shauna Thurman of Klamath Falls who won $10,000 in January. She purchased her ticket at the 6th Street Chevron Station in Klamath Falls. A year ago, Shawn Ellis of Grants Pass also won $10,000 playing Powerball at the Bi-Mor Food Mart in Central Point.
Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. The Oregon Lottery reminds players to always sign the back of their Lottery tickets, regardless of the game. In the event of winning a jackpot, they should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.
Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned over $9 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements.