Louisiana retailer sells two winning lottery tickets in one week
Things looking up for both players and Lottery as sales see a boost
By Kate Northrop
One gas station in Baton Rouge might find more players frequenting its store for a dab of luck since it sold two winning lottery tickets within one week.
The RaceTrac convenience store on South Sherwood Forest Boulevard received a lot of attention this week after selling two winning tickets for a Pick 4 prize worth $5,000 and a Powerball prize valued at $150,000.
Shoppers and players alike were both ...
Aug 21, 2020, 6:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery making changes to Lotto game in August
Multi-draw ticket purchases to be limited in run-up to first drawing of new format
By Todd Northrop
For just the fourth time in the Louisiana Lottery's 28-year history, the state's flagship Lotto game is being changed in August.
The biggest change lottery players may notice is that the game's minimum starting jackpot has been doubled to $500,000. A large jackpot is important when trying attract current and new players to buy a ticket.
There will be more to love about Lotto this summ ...
May 22, 2020, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana public education takes a toll from decreased lottery proceeds
LA Lottery planning for a post-COVID-19 world
By Kate Northrop
With lower game participation levels amidst the nationwide COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, it is no surprise that state lottery revenues have taken a hit. Yesterday, Louisiana lottery officials announced that this would affect the proceeds used to help pay for K-12 public education.
Louisiana law requires that at least 35% of lottery proceeds be transferred to the state treasury and contribute to public education. About 53% of ...
May 5, 2020, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana woman realized she had won $1 million on lottery after Facebook post from family member
A mother is celebrating her $1 million Louisiana Lottery prize after being completely unaware she had won.
Lala Singleton only remembered to check her ticket after her sister-in-law, from Connecticut, tagged her in a Facebook article that said the winner was from her hometown of Baton Rouge.
Singleton, a 'every once in a while' player of the Powerball lottery, couldn't believe that her chosen five white balls matched those she needed for the jackpot.
'Once I checked my ticket, I just ...
Jul 7, 2019, 8:13 pm - Lottery News forum
Nearly $10 million in Louisiana Lottery winnings go unclaimed every year
An unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket sold at a gas station near North Rampart Street in August, 2018 just expired in February, but there are millions of dollars in unclaimed prizes still up for grabs.
The odds of winning the Louisiana Lotto is 1-in-3.8 million, but you don't have to win the jackpot to get a hefty pay out.
We've had four winners this year, and one of them is for $10,000 and no one has claimed it yet, Richard Tallo, owner of Carwash Depot in Ponchatoula, said.
Tallo is ...
May 13, 2019, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Couple finds winning $1.8M lottery ticket while cleaning house for Thanksgiving
Claims prize two weeks before expiration
Harold and Tina Ehrenberg hit the jackpot literally as they tidied up their Mandeville, Louisiana, home this week while preparing to host a Thanksgiving crowd. On a nightstand in their bedroom, Tina stumbled upon a few forgotten lottery tickets and one was a winning ticket that entitled them to a $1.8 million jackpot.
But that's not even the craziest part. It turns out the pair claimed the prize just in the nick of time. Winnings for draw-style lott ...
Nov 23, 2018, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana man rescues $200,000 lottery ticket from the trash
A Louisiana man who won a $200,000 jackpot said he had to rescue the winning ticket from the trash after it was thrown away by a family member.
Bryan Cureington, 35, of Monroe told Louisiana Lottery officials that a family member scratched off his $10 Make My Year lottery ticket for him and tossed it in the garbage when they determined it wasn't a winner.
Cureington said he rescued the ticket, purchased from the Muse Food Mart in Monroe, from the trash to double-check it and discovered it ...
May 27, 2018, 11:50 am - Lottery News forum
$191 million Louisiana Powerball lottery winner claims prize
An October Powerball drawing that awarded a $191 million jackpot to a ticket purchased in Louisiana was claimed by an attorney representing a partnership, in order to mask the winners from public scrutiny.
Lafayette attorney Jean C. Breaux Jr. appeared at Lottery headquarters Tuesday morning with the Powerball ticket worth an estimated $191.1 million and claimed the prize via a Power of Attorney on behalf of his client, a three-member family partnership.
The group, 292 Family Partnership, ...
Dec 14, 2017, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana ticket wins $191 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Updated with store that sold the winning ticket and additional details
By Todd Northrop
A single ticket sold in Louisiana has won the $191.1 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing, lottery officials announced early Thursday.
The winning ticket in Wednesday's drawing was sold at Brownie's, located at 150 West Maple in Eunice, a small town in Cajun country that straddles Acadia and St. Landry parishes.
The store will receive a bonus of $25,000 or 1 percent of Louisiana's con ...
Oct 26, 2017, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi lottery panel visits neighboring states to garner information
Trips to neighboring states to observe their lottery operations have shed light on the types of decisions that must be made should Mississippi opt to enact a lottery, two Northeast Mississippi legislators recently said.
Reps. Mac Huddleston, R-Pontotoc, and Nick Bain, D-Corinth, made trips to Little Rock last week as members of a task force created by House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, to study the issues surrounding the lottery. Other members of the committee made a similar trip to Baton ...
Jun 25, 2017, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum