BOISE, Idaho – Someone who bought a Powerball lottery (search) ticket here over the weekend has won a $220.3 million jackpot, the 10th largest jackpot ever awarded by the multistate lottery, officials said Sunday.
Nobody stepped forward to claim the prize as of late Sunday afternoon, and the Lottery office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day (search), Idaho Lottery spokeswoman Patricia Wellman said.
The ticket was sold at a Jacksons Food Store (search) on Orchard Street, a central city neighborhood near the freeway. It is the same store that sold an $87 million winning ticket about 10 years ago to Boise resident Pam Hiatt.
Wellman said lottery winners usually show up quickly with the winning ticket in hand. But because of the holiday, the winner could be out in the backcountry, sleeping in a tent.
The winner must decide whether to take the money over 30 payments of $7.4 million a year or cash the winnings out with a lump sum payment of $125.3 million, state lottery officials said in a prepared statement.
The Jacksons store will receive a $50,000 bonus, and the state of Idaho will receive a $10 million windfall.
Powerball is played in 29 U.S. states and territories.
The winning ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball to win Saturday's drawing. The numbers were: 39-24-05-28-07, with Powerball 36; Power Play 04.
Lottery spokeswoman Sue Dooley said another 29 people matched all five regular numbers. Those tickets are worth $100,000. For choosing the Power Play option and matching all five numbers, one winner will get $400,000.