BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reported nearly $7.2 million in winning tickets for its draw-style games during March, highlighted by a Powerball with Power Play match-4 + PB prize worth $150,000. In addition, Fast Play players won almost $1.4 million, and scratch-off players claimed nearly $17.9 million in cash prizes during March, including a $200,000! Stacks prize worth $200,000.

Draw-style daily game prizes for drawings during March included Pick 3 winning tickets totaling $2,507,330, Pick 4 winning tickets worth $1,929,500 and Pick 5 prizes totaling $697,525. 

There were three Powerball match-4 + PB prizes totaling $150,000 and 35 Powerball match-4 prizes totaling $3,500. There was also one Mega Millions with Megaplier match-4 + MB prize worth $20,000 and 14 Mega Millions match-4 prizes amounting to $7,000. 

“More than 27,000 Power Play purchasers won an extra $265,578 in addition to their regular Powerball prizes for a total of $437,491 in winnings,” Lottery President Rose Hudson said. “Also, more than 21,000 Megaplier purchasers won a bonus total of $194,280 in addition to their regular Mega Millions prizes for $281,014 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.  

Ninety-one players won Lotto match-5 prizes totaling $73,587, helping to bring Lotto’s monthly total winnings to $381,726. Three players won Easy 5 jackpot prizes totaling $272,711, which brought the game’s total monthly winnings to $390,674 with an additional $97,163 won on ezmatch™, an instant-win option available for an additional $1.

In total, draw-style game winnings from drawings held in March were $7,196,688. 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 instant-win terminal Fast Play games won $1,370,165 in prizes. Fast Play winning tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of current Fast Play games, prizes, winnings and claim deadlines can be found on the Lottery’s website:

In addition to $17,888,790 in scratch-off cash prizes paid during March, players also claimed $2,930,874 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,

While actual game performance and the amount of prizes claimed will vary from month to month, the Lottery allocated 56.5% of sales to fund prizes in fiscal year 2022. Approximately 32.9% of sales was transferred to the state treasury for the Minimum Foundation Program that funds K-12 public education in Louisiana. Retailers were paid 5.7% compensation, and 4.9% 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. More information on prize payment options currently available can be found on the Lottery’s website at