January 26, 2021
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lottery officials say someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Walhalla is the lucky winner of $1 million.
The winning ticket matched five numbers, but not the Powerball, to win the prize in Saturday’s drawing. The ticket was sold at Walhalla Cooperative Oil which will receive a $5,000 bonus.
The lottery says no one has come forward yet to claim the prize.
“We are extremely excited to begin 2021 with a million dollar prize winner. If you have the winning ticket, the first thing you should do is sign the back of the ticket,” said Randy Miller, director of the North Dakota Lottery.
The winner has beat some very long odds of one in about 11,688,000.
Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Prizes over $599 must be claimed at the North Dakota Lottery in Bismarck, but because the office is currently closed to the public, the winner needs to call the office to make arrangements, lottery officials said.
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is $20 million.