Woman digs $10,000 Powerball lottery ticket out of trash
A 41-year-old woman from Greensburg, Louisiana, says she initially threw away a Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing, but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn't checked the numbers.
It's a good thing she did. The ticket was worth $10,000.
Joyce Womack's ticket matched four of the first five numbers drawn as well as the Powerball number. The numbers drawn were: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31.
Womack says she didn't know exactly how much she'd won until arriving at ...
Apr 9, 2013, 1:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana lottery winnings of $11M went unclaimed last year
Nearly $11 million in lottery winnings in Louisiana went unclaimed in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Louisiana lottery officials. The year before, unclaimed prize money totaled $8.5 million.
Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, assumes some of the unclaimed prizes involve people who throw out their Mega Millions or Power Ball tickets after doing a quick check and realizing they didn't match the first few ...
Sep 11, 2012, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Store owner tried to scam woman out of lottery winnings
Louisiana Lottery able to track down real winner
A woman was almost scammed out of her lottery winnings by the convenience store where she bought the ticket, according to Louisiana Lottery officials. But a simple step helped authorities find the rightful winner.
Fong Kwok hasn't had a day off in four years. So when she found out she won $10,000 in the Louisiana Lottery she was ecstatic.
That day I just was so happy, said Kwok, who owns Bamboo Restaurant in New Orleans East. I could not ...
May 20, 2012, 7:23 am - Lottery News forum
Six $1 million lottery prizes won at same Louisiana store
It's the biggest thing to hit Watson, Louisiana, since the new WalMart; granted, the new superstore opened Wednesday, but it's hard to overshadow an event like that.
It's hard to believe, says Ingrid King as she sips sweet tea inside Rotolo's restaurant.
Lottery officials say six different $1 million Mega Millions lottery prizes were won from tickets sold at a gas station in Watson, Louisiana.
The winning tickets were drawn in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.
Louisiana Lottery offic ...
Apr 13, 2012, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
'Ordinary' Louisiana couple claims $1M Powerball prize
Mary Roberts of Boyce, Louisiana, became the Louisiana Lottery's first millionaire of 2012 when she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Feb. 11 drawing at Lottery headquarters on Tuesday, accompanied by her husband, Mike.
The win also marks the first $1 million match-5 prize for the Louisiana Lottery since the Powerball game changed in January.
I came home from the grocery store and found Mike at the computer shaking, said Roberts, Then I saw that he was checking the winning num ...
Feb 15, 2012, 6:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery adds Mega Millions
Mega Millions on sale in Louisiana starting Nov. 16
Jackpot lovers will have more reasons to smile on Nov. 16 when the Louisiana Lottery begins sales for the multi-state game Mega Millions, with drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Louisiana Lottery currently offers the multi-state jackpot game Powerball with drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Featuring a starting jackpot of $12 million, unique draw nights and only $1 per play, Mega Millions brings our players more jackpot game cho ...
Oct 21, 2011, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery may add Mega Millions next year
With the price of a Powerball ticket slated to increase from $1 to $2 starting next year, state lottery officials are betting that adding a second multi-state jackpot game will help draw in additional revenue. The game, Mega Millions, is offered in 41 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.
For $1, players pick five numbers, from 1 to 56, and one Mega Ball, from 1 to 46, and are eligible to win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
In 2010, 23 ...
Aug 30, 2011, 2:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery creates millionaire in raffle draw
By Todd Northrop
The Louisiana Lottery's finale drawing for its newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, was held Thursday morning, creating one freshly-minted millionaire and several winners of $20,000.
Raffle number 021159 was randomly selected as the $1 million winner from the 275,052 tickets that were sold.
The complete list of winning numbers can be found on Lottery Post's Louisiana Lottery Results page.
The winning ticket was sold in Lafayette.
In today's finale dra ...
May 12, 2011, 12:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery holds first of five bonus raffle drawings
The Louisiana Lottery's first bonus drawing for its newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, was held Thursday morning.
Raffle number 099007 was randomly selected as the $20,000 winner from the 145,499 tickets which were sold as of midnight Wednesday.
The winning ticket was sold by Lapalco Chevron on Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero, which will receive a $200 selling bonus.
Besides offering the best odds of winning $1 million in the May 12 finale drawing, Millionaire Bonus Raffle h ...
Mar 25, 2011, 3:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery players snatching up raffle tickets before bonus draw
More than 117,000 already sold
Besides offering the best odds of winning $1 million in the May 12 finale drawing, the Louisiana Lottery's newest $10 raffle game, Millionaire Bonus Raffle, is giving players five more chances to win $20,000 if they purchase their tickets before midnight March 23.
By Monday morning, more than 117,210 raffle tickets had been sold and will be entered into all five of the game's preliminary bonus drawings as well as the finale drawing. The first bonus drawing is ...
Mar 22, 2011, 10:45 pm - Lottery News forum