Joe Zuppardo, owner of Zuppardo’s Family Market in Metairie, knows that selling a big winning Louisiana Lottery ticket is good for business. 

Now that his store sold the $850,000 Lotto jackpot prize-winning ticket for the April 7 drawing, he says to “come on down to Zuppardo’s!”   

“It’s cool to know that someone’s life changed because of a Lottery ticket you sold at your store,” he added. That someone is A. Rodriguez of Metairie who purchased the winning ticket at Zuppardo’s store and claimed her prize – $603,500 after tax withholdings – April 12 at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge. 

Economical Super Market Inc. DBA Zuppardo’s Family Market received a bonus of $8,500 or 1% of the prize for selling the winning ticket.  

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 Lotto and other winners can be found on the Lottery’s website,