BATON ROUGE – When Moses Ware of St. Gabriel brought the Louisiana Lottery Easy 5 ticket he purchased for the Aug. 10 drawing to be checked at a local retailer, he was intrigued.
“I didn’t know exactly how much I’d won after the cashier scanned my ticket and said I needed to visit the Lottery office,” said Ware. “I was really surprised to later see that I’d actually won the jackpot!”
The 60-year-old’s winning ticket matched all five numbers to win the $192,435 jackpot prize, which he claimed last Thursday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. The winning numbers were 12-13-15-31-33. He received $136,628.85 after state and federal tax withholdings.
The winning ticket was sold at St. Gabriel Mart LLC on Highway 30 in St. Gabriel. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $1,924.35, 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 Easy 5 and other jackpot winners can be found on the Lottery’s website, www.louisianalottery.com/easy-5.