Last Saturday night, the LSU football game kept Patricia Owens of West Monroe from checking her Powerball ticket. As it turns out, the Tigers won and so did she -- a $10,000 prize which she claimed at the Louisiana Lottery's Monroe office.
"I missed the televised Powerball drawing because I was watching the LSU game," said Owens, who turned 22 on Sept. 25. "So I looked on the Lottery's Web site at midnight to check the numbers and I almost passed out right there!"
Owens said she plans to use her winnings to pay off her house. She purchased her ticket from Hard Mart #115 on Highway 34 in West Monroe.
The winning Powerball numbers for the Sept. 20 drawing were 06-28-30-40-47 and the Powerball number was 24. Owens matched four white ball numbers and the red Powerball number to win her prize.