A trip to France might be coming for a Texas man who won $250,000 playing Louisiana Powerball.
Texas native Castulo Gonzalez is briefly working at a plant in the Capital City and the winner bought his winning ticket at the 415 South Truck Stop in Port Allen.
“I usually buy Lottery tickets during the week, then bring them to a store to be cashed out on my day off,” Gonzalez explained. When his winning Powerball ticket was scanned on March 12, the cashier received a curious message instead of a winning amount. “Neither one of us knew how much the ticket was worth, but the cashier said I had to go to the Lottery office right then!
It took almost two weeks, but Gonzalez eventually found out the good news about his winnings.
When calling home, Gonzalez let his wife know that he had won playing the Louisiana Lottery.
“We are going to Paris!’” Gonzalez recalled with a laugh.“
After taxes, Gonzales is taking home $177,500.
In case you are interested, the winning numbers were 21-31-42-49-59 and the Powerball was 23.