$400,000 Powerball Ticket Claimed Right Before Deadline

Wednesday, September 27th 2006, 9:01 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A trust claimed a $400,000 Powerball ticket Wednesday, just one day before the ticket was to expire.

The ticket was purchased at a QuikTrip convenience store in Tulsa. The winner's identity wasn't revealed. State law doesn't prohibit a trust from claiming a winning lottery ticket.

The executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, Jim Scroggins, says the ticket was validated but the prize money wasn't awarded because of a technicality.

Scroggins says the trust's representative didn't realize they were supposed to provide the lottery with a copy of the trust at the time of claiming.

He says that once lottery officials receive the trust agreement, the money will be paid to the winner.