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Powerball prize claimed one day before it would expire; ticket sold in Jackson still not redeemed

ROSEVILLE - With just over 24 hours to spare, an Austin resident arrived at the Lottery's headquarters in Roseville to claim a $50,000 prize. Her winning Powerball ticket was purchased for the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing and was set to expire at 5 p.m....

ROSEVILLE – With just over 24 hours to spare, an Austin resident arrived at the Lottery’s headquarters in Roseville to claim a $50,000 prize. Her winning Powerball ticket was purchased for the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing and was set to expire at 5 p.m. Friday.
Debra Newman said she didn’t claim the prize earlier because, “It was a rough year and I thought for sure (the deadline to claim) was February. I heard on the news that a ticket purchased in Austin was going to expire and I thought, ‘Wait a minute, that’s me,’” she said. “The year went quickly,” she added.
Kwik Trip, located at 1201 W. Oakland Ave. in Austin, sold the winning ticket.
There were 12 $50,000 winning Powerball tickets sold in Minnesota for the Jan. 13, 2016 drawing, one of which has not yet been claimed and will expire at 5 p.m. Friday if a winner does not come forward. That unclaimed winning ticket was purchased at SuperAmerica, 514 Third St., Jackson.

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