BOISE, Idaho – Time is quickly running out for the holder of an unclaimed $100,000 winning Fourth of July Raffle ticket that was sold last summer. One week from today, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm Mountain Time, the $100,000 prize winning ticket will expire and the Idaho Lottery will be unable to pay the claim.
Fourth of July Raffle ticket 035520 was sold at an Idaho Lottery retail location in Boise. The winning numbers announcement for the Fourth of July Raffle was held on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The holder of this ticket has one week to claim their prize from the Idaho Lottery at their Headquarters in Boise.
“The time is now for the holder of the ticket to come forward and claim their $100,000 prize,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “If no one presents the ticket for validation by the close of business next Tuesday, March 13, the ticket will expire and we will be unable to pay the claim.”
The Idaho Lottery has received no inquiries to date about the $100,000 winning ticket. In 2010 and 2012, Idaho had $1 million winning Powerball tickets go unclaimed. Both of those circumstances were similar to this one – few, or no, inquiries about the winning tickets.
“We remind our players to always check their tickets routinely for winners. This was a specialty game that was only offered in Idaho,” added Anderson. “Players today have an abundance of resources available to check their tickets for winners including our website, every retail location in the State, and our free, downloadable Check-a-Ticket app.”
If the winner does not come forward to claim the winning ticket, the $100,000 prize goes into the unclaimed prize fund.
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