Louisiana Lottery players win big during Powerball drawing

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - More than 116,000 Louisiana Lottery players won cash prizes during the historic $758.7 million Powerball drawing on Aug. 23.

One ticket sold in Massachusetts won the jackpot, which was the second largest in U.S. history and the largest ever won by a single winning ticket. The winning numbers were 06-07-16-23-26 and the Powerball number was 04.

Louisiana’s $2 million-winning Powerball ticket was purchased at Tiger Mart on Highway 26 in Lake Arthur, matching all five white ball numbers but missing the red Powerball number. The store will receive a bonus of $20,000, which is 1 percent of the prize, for selling the ticket. The ticket was one of six $2 million winning tickets sold in the entire U.S. for the drawing.

In addition, there were five Powerball tickets sold in Louisiana that matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball number to win $50,000. Two tickets included the Power Play option, quadrupling the prizes to $200,000. 

The $50,000 winning tickets were purchased at the following locations:

Covington – Quick Way #4 at 70380 Highway 1077

Kentwood – Circle K #2723988 at 901 Avenue G

Thibodaux – Circle K #4575 at 101 West First Street

The $200,000 winning tickets were purchased at the following locations:

Hammond – Miller’s Mart at 14021 West Club Deluxe Road

Jonesboro– JJ’s Fastop #850 at 314 East Main Street

Players should sign the back of their ticket immediately after purchasing for security purposes and treat their tickets like cash. After the drawing, winners have 180 days to claim their prizes. Louisiana Lottery retailers are required to pay prizes of $50 or less and are strongly encouraged to pay prizes of up to $600. Prizes of more than $600 must be claimed at a Lottery office; Powerball prizes of more than $510,000 must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters in Baton Rouge.

More information can be found on the Lottery’s website

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