WNYer who won $50,000 on Powerball sought

WNYer who won $50,000 on Powerball sought
Posted at 8:16 AM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 08:28:54-05

Western New York Powerball players, check your tickets!

According to the State Gaming Commission, one lucky Erie County Lottery player has won $50,000, but they haven't yet presented their winning ticket.

The winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven at 4950 Harlem Road in Amherst.

The Lottery encourages everyone who buys a New York Lottery draw game ticket to check their tickets again, as they could be holding a winner. Tickets expire one year after the game’s drawing.

If you're the winner, you may claim the ticket at any one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers statewide, including the Buffalo office at 165 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 or at Hamburg Gaming at the Fairgrounds at 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075. 

The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, January 13 with the jackpot now set at $1.4 billion. It is the biggest Powerball jackpot ever, largest jackpot prize of any lottery game in U.S. history, and the biggest lottery prize ever offered in the world that can be won with a single ticket.

If no one matches all five numbers plus the Powerball for Wednesday’s drawing, the jackpot will continue to grow. Tickets cost $2 per game and can be purchased until 10:00 p.m. EST.




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