Lottery Winner Gets Birthday and Christmas Surprise
Leslie Fayard of Holden thought she was going to faint when she realized she won a $15,000 top prize on the holiday scratch-off Snowball Bucks from the Louisiana Lottery, which she claimed last week.Fayard said she used the Lottery’s official mobile app to scan her ticket and was shocked when it told her the ticket was a winner. “I didn’t think I was seeing it right,” she said. The win could not have come at a better time – right before her birthday and Christmas!Since the pandemic began, Fayard said she has purchased Lottery scratch-offs as a way to have fun without leaving home; this was her first big win.With the influx of extra cash, the first few things on her to-do list are buying a vehicle and remodeling her home.“I’m excited about it!” she exclaimed.Fayard purchased her winning ticket at Best Stop Quick Mart in Holden.Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. 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 our scratch-offs and other winners can be found on the Lottery’s website, www.louisianalottery.com/scratch-offs.