$1 million Powerball ticket goes unclaimed

$1 million Powerball ticket goes unclaimed
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BOISE, Idaho - (KBOI) - Someone in the Treasure Valley could have been a millionaire.

They just don't know it.

After 180 days, a lotto ticket worth $1,000,000 sold for the June 20, Powerball draw in Meridian has expired. Despite increased interest in the winning ticket from players last week, no one claimed the prize before last Friday's deadline.

The winning ticket in question was sold at the Maverik store located on the corner of Locust Grove and McMillan.

It was a single line, $2 quick pick. By law, once the ticket expires the Idaho Lottery cannot pay the claim. Maverik will receive a bonus from the Idaho Lottery of $20,000 for selling the ticket.

"With the gift giving season quickly upon us, we cannot emphasize enough for players to check their tickets carefully after each and every draw for winners," said Idaho Lottery Director, Jeff Anderson.

"With a holiday themed line up of scratch tickets and the Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle close to selling out, we want to remind players this season to sign their tickets and check them carefully for winners."

The prize amount from the unclaimed $1,000,000 prize reverts back to the Idaho Lottery's unclaimed prize fund which ultimately benefits Idaho's bottom line - public schools and the permanent buildings of the State of Idaho.