News

Missing money? $16M Powerball jackpot unclaimed

Missing money? $16M Powerball jackpot unclaimed

WINNER: This Powerball winning ticket is from a jackpot awarded in September. Officials are still hoping to find the winner of the $16 million jackpot. That ticket was sold in Florida. Photo: Associated Press

TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hitting a $16 million Powerball jackpot is a dream for most people.

But letting those lottery winnings expire is a nightmare — and that’s what’s set to happen Thursday if someone doesn’t claim the ticket bought in May at a suburban Tampa, Fla., convenience store.

The owner of the Carrollwood Market says she wonders whether the winner lost the ticket, is out of state or possibly dead. Nidia Tannous has placed signs in her store’s window, urging customers to check their Powerball tickets from Memorial Day.

The store received $25,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Lottery officials say this will be the largest unclaimed jackpot in Florida since 2003.

Latest Headlines

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

18-overlay8

If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

in Local

Westbrook Officer Claims Sexual Harassment

GENERIC POLICE CAR

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A Westbrook police officer has filed notice of her intention to sue the city, claiming she was sexually harassed after issuing a speeding ticket to another officer's girlfriend.

in Local

Serial Maine Bank Robber Gets 10 Years In Prison

GENERIC PRISON

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - An Old Town man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for committing a pair of bank robberies that netted him more than $17,000.

in Local

Augusta School Crossing Guard Reports To Work

W-29 (16).plt *

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Even though the Augusta school board eliminated crossing guards this summer, one dedicated crossing guard reported for work anyway.

in Local

Ex-Pirates Coach Gets 2-Month Sentence

MINARD MUG

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former assistant coach for the Portland Pirates minor league hockey team has been sentenced to two months in jail after pleading no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl.