Ronald Courville of Port Allen did a lot of waiting over the weekend. He won an $11,000 top prize from a Roll 'Em scratch-off, but couldn't claim his prize until Monday, since prizes over $600 must be claimed at a Lottery office.
"It was so difficult to wait until Monday," said Courville, age 23. "I put the ticket under my mattress, so I wouldn't lose it."
Courville, who said he plans to pay a few bills with his winnings, purchased his winning scratch-off from Minnows II on Lobdell Highway in Port Allen.
Roll 'Em is a $2 scratch-off game that offers players the chance to win up to $11,000 on each ticket. The game has three remaining top prizes as of Nov. 4.