A Powerball lottery ticket worth $200,000 dollars that was sold in Nebraska was evidently chucked in the trash by a teenager.
The deadline has passed for redeeming the big-money ticket, purchased last summer in Norfolk. Larry Hoffman, spokesman for the Nebraska Lottery, says he knows exactly when and where the ticket was sold.
“It was sold on August 4th at 10:44 on a Monday morning at National Champion Liquor,” he says.
The ticket matched all five numbers drawn, but not the Powerball, making it worth 200-grand at the time. The prize for that particular winning combination went up last month to $1-million.
So what happened?
“I did talk to a lady who stopped there and bought a Powerball ticket or two and she had it in her car visor,” he says. “Later in the week, the daughter was taking the car to school and cleaned out the car — and so that’s the end of the story.”
Hoffman says ticket holders have 180 days to redeem their winnings, and the deadline for this ticket passed over the weekend.
By Jim Curry, WJAG, Norfolk