These five $50,000 lottery prizes — $250,000 total — could be forgotten and lost

Beth Torres

Five $50,000 Powerball tickets could expire worthless. Is one of them yours?

Pick a Powerball prize-winning ticket, please. Any one of the five listed on the Minnesota Lottery’s Unclaimed Prizes webpage will bring you a fabulous $50,000 prize if you claim it before the ticket expires.

The five unclaimed $50,000 prizes are all from Powerball drawings in October or November of 2022. As of this writing, there is still time for the winners to come forward and claim their prizes. The Minnesota Lottery FAQ says that:

“A: Tickets for lotto games (those printed by a lottery machine, like Powerball, Lotto America, Gopher 5, etc.) expire one year from the date of the drawing. Scratch tickets expire one year after the game officially ends.”

No information is available about the winners

None of the tickets have been claimed so no winners’ identities are known yet.

Where were these five $50,000 tickets purchased?

Each of the tickets was purchased at one of the following Minnesota lottery retailers. Locations for each, as well as the drawing date, are shown on the map below. Click on the red icon for each location for more information.

  • Cub Foods 
  • Bill’s Superette #8
  • Love’s Travel Stop #832
  • My Store
  • Kwik Trip #160

What were the winning numbers for the drawings involved?

Tickets sold at the first two locations in the list above are both from the Powerball drawing on October 31, 2022. The winning numbers are shown in the video of that drawing.

Winning numbers for the remaining tickets can be found on the Powerball webpage for each drawing. The links are listed below.

The $50,000 prizes could have been $100,000, $150,000, or $200,000

Like most states, Minnesota offers the Power Play option for Powerball players. By adding $1 to the regular $2 price of the Powerball ticket, non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by the Power Play number chosen for each drawing.

If each of the five ticket purchasers had spent $1 more, for a total of $5 additional, the $250,000 prize total for the five tickets would have grown to $750,000.

A quarter of a million dollars is wonderful. But three quarters of a million dollars, for just five dollars more “up front,” is nothing short of amazing. 

Could you imagine having a $50,000 (or more) winning lottery ticket expire?

I suppose if you were a billionaire, $50,000 more or less wouldn’t matter all that much. But most of us are not billionaires, so missing out on a prize like that would be hard to take.

If you play the lottery, do you have a system in place to avoid this kind of disappointment? Let me know in the comments if you have suggestions about this.

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