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Powerball ticket expired

A $50,000 Powerball prize expired last week after nobody came forward with the winning ticket, Virginia Lottery officials said this week.

The Powerball ticket, which was bought at the Speedway at 1555 Holland Road in Suffolk, expired at the end of the business day on April 18. By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing.

Virginia Lottery officials sounded the alarm about two days prior to the expiration last week, but nobody came forward, Virginia Lottery officials stated in an email this Wednesday.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 16-54-57-62-69, and the Powerball number was 23. This ticket matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number to win $50,000.

By law, unclaimed Virginia Lottery prizes go to Virginia’s Literary Fund, which is used for school construction and technology upgrades.