By Chris Edwards
COLMESNEIL – Someone who darkened the doors of the Colmesneil Jiffy Mart had Lady Luck on their side.
The Texas Lottery Commission reported that a winning ticket was sold at the store last week. The winning ticket was for the Powerball drawing, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 30. The winning amount was $2 million.
An employee of the store said on Tuesday morning that to her knowledge no one has claimed the prize, and calls to the state lottery office had not been returned at press time.
In order to claim the prize, the holder of the winning ticket must report to one of the claim centers in Beaumont or Austin.
The winning numbers of the prize were 5, 23, 28, 43 and 56 with a 19 Powerball and a 2 Power Play. The winner, according to the state lottery website report had opted for the Quick Pick, and got five of the five numbers correct, for the $1 million prize amount, with the Power Play number also chosen, which added another million atop the initial prize.
According to the Lottery Commission, tickets must be claimed no later than 180 days after the draw date, and tickets are not considered valid winning tickets until they are presented for payment and meet the Commission’s validation requirements.