The Maine State Lottery announced today that no one has come forward with a winning Powerball ticket purchased last year – worth $200,000.

The unknown winner bought the ticket for the July 17, 2010, drawing at Circle K on Harold L. Dow Highway in Eliot. The numbers drawn that day were 22, 27, 35, 37, 45, a Powerball number of 3 and a Power Play of 4. The missing ticket matched the first five numbers.

Lottery tickets expire a year after they are drawn, so the Powerball winner has until 5 p.m. Monday, July 18, to present the ticket at the headquarters of the Maine State Lottery in Hallowell.

Tim Poulin, director of operations at the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations, said he expects the winner unknowingly discarded the ticket. “They likely thought it was non-winning and got rid of it,” he said.

“But anything’s possible. Some players keep their tickets in a box and take them in to double-check at some point. That could be the case. We want to get the word out in case the winner’s out there and also to raise awareness about the game and the prizes available.”

Poulin said that, if unclaimed, the money will be given out in the form of additional promotions in accordance with the rules of the lottery.