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$800,000 Powerball Jackpot Goes Unclaimed

Posted April 14, 2008

— The deadline has passed withoutsomeone claiming $800,000 from the Oct. 17, 2007, Powerball drawing.

The winning ticket was sold at Jai Mataji Inc. at 121 Julian Place in Troutman in Iredell County. That ticket matched five white balls and the Power Play multiplier, meaning the $200,000 prize was increased to $800,000.

The money goes back in the pot – half to the North Carolina Education Lottery Fund, half toward future prizes.


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  • Shipshape Apr 18, 2008

    This has to be a April Fool, and a May,June & July Fool I'm sick for them. Can someone give me some cheese for my wine, or the Dix for my Dorothea, because if this was my ticket (which it's not) I will be crazy.

  • nofear Apr 15, 2008

    hopefully the money will be use for the school system. I think alot of things are set up for the education system , but never uses the money for it.

  • Supie Apr 15, 2008

    I bet the Iredell residents are wondering why this article wasn't published a week ago.

  • Malcontent Apr 15, 2008

    Just think of how many Christmas presents that could've bought! And, for how many years, too! Wish I had that much to spend.

  • dogsrule12cheek Apr 15, 2008

    That means more for me and my co-workers.

  • Wuff_Pack Apr 15, 2008

    Man, I knew I should have ck'd my pockets before throwing my jeans in the wash.... ;)

  • garnertoy Apr 15, 2008

    if it was me i would not want to know

  • Sunkist Apr 15, 2008

    I would be sick. This person would had cleared about $520,000 enough for me to pay off my house, kids college, start or invest in some small business and still live happy. I'm not a big spender.. I just hope the person never finds out it was them. he/she lost the ticket that's all or the dog ate it, like he eats kids homework all the time. Maybe this person blessing will come around once again.

  • Scubagirl Apr 15, 2008

    I'll take it.

  • uthink Apr 15, 2008

    I'm sick just thinking about it.