Did you win $286,440? Winning lotto ticket sold in Metairie hasn’t been turned in

A winning Easy 5 lottery ticket sold in Metairie hasn't been turned in for the prize, worth more than $280,000. (Louisiana Lottery)

A winning Easy 5 lottery ticket sold in Metairie hasn’t been turned in for the prize, worth more than $280,000. (Louisiana Lottery)

No one has stepped forward to claim a $286,440 Louisiana Lottery prize and the deadline is fast approaching. The winning ticket was sold at 4115 Airline Drive in Metairie, which is listed as a Brother’s Food Mart.

Louisiana Lottery officials said the ticket matched all five of the numbers drawn for a Easy 5 jackpot prize on Aug. 6.

The prize must be claimed at one of the lottery’s regional offices or at its headquarters in Baton Rouge by 5 p.m. Feb. 2.

“We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim this prize. In the meantime, the individual should treat the ticket as cash,

” Lottery President Rose Hudson said in a statement. “It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes.”

Article fromĀ http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2017/01/did_you_win_286440_winning_lot.html

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