BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reported nearly $9.1 million in winning tickets for its draw-style games during January, highlighted by one Powerball with Power Play match-4 + PB prize worth $200,000. In addition, Fast Play players won nearly $1.1 million, and scratch-off players claimed nearly $15.8 million in cash prizes during January.

Draw-style daily game prizes for January included Pick 3 winning tickets totaling $2,906,700, Pick 4 winning tickets worth $3,244,800, and Pick 5 prizes totaling $313,600. 

There was also one Powerball with Power Play match-4 + PB prize worth $100,000, one Powerball match-4 + PB prize worth $50,000 and 69 Powerball match-4 prizes totaling $6,900. In addition, there was one Mega Millions with Megaplier match-4 + MB prize worth $40,000, one Mega Millions with Megaplier match-4 + MB prize worth $20,000, one Mega Millions match-4 + MB prize worth $10,000 and 26 Mega Millions match-4 prizes totaling $13,000. 

Ninety-four players won Lotto match-5 prizes totaling $87,260, helping to bring Lotto’s monthly total winnings to $445,785. Easy 5 prizes totaled $156,505 with an additional $116,708 won on ezmatch™, an instant-win option available for an additional $1.

“More than 47,000 Power Play purchasers won an extra $598,218 in addition to their regular Powerball prizes for a total of $907,531 in winnings,” Lottery President Rose Hudson said. “Also, more than 21,000 Megaplier purchasers won a bonus total of $184,940 in addition to their regular Mega Millions prizes for $286,784 in total winnings.” The $1 Power Play option offers Powerball players the chance to increase any nonjackpot winnings. The $1 Megaplier add-on multiplies nonjackpot Mega Millions prizes by a multiplier number selected during the drawing.  

In total, draw-style game winnings from drawings held in January were $9,080,221. Lottery draw-style game players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the winnings from those tickets.  
“We encourage players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing and to check them promptly after the drawing. Even if a ticket does not win the jackpot, it could have won another prize,” Hudson added. 

Players of the Lottery’s new instant-win terminal Fast Play games won $1,098,074 in prizes. Fast Play winning tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of current games, prizes, and winnings can be found on the Lottery’s website:

In addition to $15,766,217 in scratch-off cash prizes paid during January, players also claimed $2,694,407 worth of free-ticket prizes. According to Lottery policy, scratch-off games are closed when all top prizes are claimed, and scratch-off players have 90 days from the official game closure date to redeem a winning ticket. A list of current scratch-off games, prizes remaining and claim deadlines can be found on its website,

All Lottery regional offices as well as its headquarters in downtown Baton Rouge have reopened to the public without the requirement of an appointment. Masks are required for all visitors entering Lottery buildings. More information on prize payment options currently available can be found on the Lottery’s website at

While actual game performance and the amount of prizes claimed will vary from month to month, the Lottery allocated 56.63% of sales to fund prizes in fiscal year 2021. Approximately 33.2% of sales was transferred to the state treasury for the Minimum Foundation Program that funds K-12 public education in Louisiana. Retailers were paid 5.67% compensation, and 4.53% was used to operate the Lottery.  

Lottery ticket purchasers are reminded to play responsibly; anyone who may have a gambling problem, or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help. Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age.