Zachary Taylor and his wife Lakeisha Taylor were in disbelief when they visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters on Monday to claim the $1,750,000 Lotto jackpot from the Oct. 8 drawing.
“Are you for real?” Lakeisha Taylor asked her husband when he told her the news. “We both checked the numbers several times,” Zachary Taylor added.
The 35-year-old New Orleans resident’s winning Quick Pick ticket matched all six numbers to win the $1,750,000 Lotto jackpot prize. The winning numbers were 09 – 10 – 14 – 19 – 26 – 28.
Zachary Taylor received $1,218,232 after state and federal tax withholdings. The winning ticket was sold at Circle K #2707669 in Metairie. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $17,500 which is 1 percent of the prize. Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. Draw-style game tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. Anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem should call toll free 1-877-770-7867 for help. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. More information about Lotto and other jackpot winners can be found on the Lottery’s website, www.louisianalottery.com.