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Unclaimed $50,000 lottery ticket expires Friday

Time is running out for a $50,000 Powerball prize — and the ticket was purchased in Grants Pass.

The ticket, with the winning numbers of 23-24-27-39-41 and Powerball of 30, was purchased in Grants Pass May 6, 2015, and expires at 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 — one year from the date of the drawing. That would be tomorrow.

"The odds of winning a $50,000 prize are one in 913,129, so it would be a huge shame if the person who won didn't claim their prize," said Patrick Johnson, Oregon Lottery spokesman. "Most people who win come in within a month of the drawing. This prize might not be a prize worth millions, but I don't know anybody would couldn't use an extra $50,000."

The ticket was sold in the afternoon of May 6, 2015. The Oregon Lottery doesn't reveal the names of businesses where unclaimed tickets have been sold, but did say the unclaimed Powerball ticket was sold in Grants Pass.

Two other substantial prizes have yet to be claimed, as well:

• An unclaimed $50,000 Powerball prize was sold Dec. 2, 2015, in Sisters. The winning numbers for that ticket are 7-10-46-50-56 with a Powerball of 1. The drawing for the prize was held Dec. 9, 2015, and the player has until Dec. 9, 2016, to claim the $50,000 prize.

• Oregon Lottery officials are also waiting for a $1 million Mega Millions prize to be claimed. This ticket was sold the morning of Jan. 13 in Newport with the winning numbers of 29-41-53-54-70 for the Jan. 15, 2016, drawing. The odds of winning $1 million playing Mega Millions is one in 18,492,204. The player has until Jan. 15, 2017, to claim the prize.

Money from unclaimed Oregon Lottery prizes go back to the state to fund education, state parks, watershed enhancement and economic development.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets in 1985, it has earned nearly $10 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery, see www.oregonlottery.org.