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Winning $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Parkville remains unclaimed

PARKVILLE, MD—A winning Powerball ticket that was sold in Parkville remains unclaimed, according to Maryland Lottery officials.

The ticket, worth $50,000, was sold on August 3 at the Shell station located at 6708 Harford Road (21234).

The grace period to claim this winning ticket begins on February 1, 2021.

Typically, winning draw game tickets must be cashed within 182 days of the drawing date, however a grace period has been established to cash winning tickets and Lottery cash vouchers that have reached their expiration dates during the State of Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.

Retailers are not able to cash grace-period tickets or vouchers. Instead, they must be claimed through Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. This can be done by mail or by scheduling an appointment to visit the Lottery’s office.

To claim a grace-period ticket or voucher by mail, print a mail-in claim form and follow the instructions available on the How To Claim page. To claim in person at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, visit the schedule page on the Maryland Lottery’s website to make an appointment.

Tickets in the grace period can be cashed for up to 30 days after Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted. As of Dec. 28, 2020, no date has been set for lifting the state of emergency. After the grace period expires, unclaimed prizes that are past their claiming deadlines will be transferred into the Lottery’s unclaimed prize fund. Under Maryland law, all unclaimed Lottery prize money must go to Lottery players in the form of prizes. Unclaimed prize money is used for a variety of bonus prizes, My Lottery Rewards program second-chance prizes, and promotions.

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