BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There is a big chunk of Christmas cash waiting for some lucky person holding a winning lottery ticket, but the deadline to claim it is drawing near.
The Louisiana Lottery reported an Easy 5 jackpot worth $70,000 from July 9 will expire on Jan. 5, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Officials said the ticket was purchased at Jeff's Food Mart on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge.
"We look forward to the winner coming forward to claim this prize," said Rose Hudson, president of the Louisiana Lottery. "In the meantime, the individual should treat the ticket as cash. It is also a good idea to sign the back of the ticket for security purposes."
The winning numbers are: 4 - 8 - 11 - 16 - 24.