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
Louisiana Lottery celebrates 20 years of winning numbers
Millionaire Bonus Raffle coming in February
After being approved by voters by a seven-to-three margin in 1990 and subsequently launching its first scratch-off game in 1991, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2011 with a host of player promotions and games.
For 20 years, we have been generating winning numbers that give Louisianans plenty of reasons to smile, including over $2.3 billion contributed to our state, more than $3 billion paid to winners an ...
Jan 26, 2011, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
States look for winning formulas to spur lottery sales
Buy a scratch lottery ticket in Georgia, and you can win music downloads or a seat at an Atlanta Falcons game. In New York, one of the top sellers is an all-black ticket as sleek as an Armani suit. And in Texas, where they brag that everything is bigger, a single ticket goes for $50.
With state budgets in crisis and lottery-financed programs like prekindergarten being considered for cuts, the pressure is on to make lottery tickets more attractive to casual scratchers and people who may have n ...
Dec 23, 2010, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
$85.7M Powerball lottery jackpot is Lousiana's 14th
By Todd Northrop
One ticket purchased in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the $85.7 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the second-largest single amount won in Louisiana Lottery history.
This latest winning ticket brings the total number of Powerball jackpot winning tickets sold in Louisiana to 14 since the Lottery joined the multi-state game in 1995. The last time a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Baton Rouge was February 2005.
The winning ticket was sold at Circle K #190 ...
Aug 2, 2010, 12:31 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery reports $7.6M in October lotto prizes
Traveling to New Jersey for Thanksgiving, making upgrades to a recently purchased property and repairing a pick-up truck are just some of the ways winners of the Louisiana Lottery's scratch-off games plan to spend the more than $6 million claimed in October.
The Lottery also reported more than $7.6 million in winning tickets won on draw-style game tickets last month.
October's draw-style game winnings included one Easy 5 jackpot of $117,823, one match-5 Powerball with Power Play prize of $ ...
Nov 17, 2009, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Police: Store clerk conned La. lotto winner out of $800,000
A lottery loser may have been a big winner after all.
A joint investigation by Louisiana State Police and the state's Lottery Corporation determined on Wednesday that a clerk at a Belle Chasse convenience store conned a jackpot winner out of his ticket and a payoff of $800,000.
The purchase of the ticket took place in late May, according to local media sources.
When the owner brought the ticket back to the store to claim his prize, the clerk allegedly told him he was mistaken and kept t ...
Sep 26, 2008, 11:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana nurse claims $34.1M Powerball lottery jackpot
After 13 years of giving of herself as a neonatal intensive care nurse, it was Emilia Delgado's turn to receive when she won the $34.1 million Powerball jackpot from the May 31 drawing.
Ms. Delgado's win marked the third Powerball jackpot won in Louisiana in just the last eight months.
The 45-year-old Kenner resident said she is a regular Lottery player.
While taking her mother to a doctor's appointment, Delgado said she stopped for less expensive gas at Brothers Food Mart #115 on Te ...
Jun 10, 2008, 7:51 pm - Lottery News forum