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Check your pockets: Unclaimed Powerball tickets worth $100K about to expire

May 17, 2017, 2:34 PM | Updated: May 18, 2017, 11:16 am
In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lott...

In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Lottery is asking people to check their pockets, as at least two Powerball tickets worth a total of $100,000 are about to expire.

Arizona Lottery spokeswoman Nikki O’Shea said one of the tickets — worth $50,000 — is set to expire on May 22.

“We [are asking] all of our players who might have played around the Nov. 23 [2016], draw date time to check all of their nooks and crannies for a Powerball ticket they might have misplaced,” she said.

The ticket must be for the drawing that happened on the aforementioned date. The lucky numbers were 7, 32, 41, 47 and 61. The Powerball was 3.

“If they do end up finding that Powerball ticket, we ask that they come down to one of our Arizona Lottery offices in Phoenix or Tucson,” O’Shea said of what the winner should do if they find the ticket.

“Bring a government-issued ID and make sure that they sign the back of their ticket right away.”

But that’s not the only outstanding ticket that’s worth a tidy sum. O’Shea said another $50,000 ticket is set to expire on June 22.

While the idea of losing a Powerball ticket may seem strange to some, O’Shea said it happens all the time.

“It is more common that you think,” she said, adding that people may want to poke around the papers they keep in their home to see if a ticket was forgotten.

KTAR’s Griselda Zetino contributed to this report.

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Check your pockets: Unclaimed Powerball tickets worth $100K about to expire