BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reported more than $17.5 million in cash prizes paid to scratch-off game players in March, including a Louisiana Music prize worth $100,000. In addition, there was over $10.2 million won during drawings held in March, including a Powerball match-5 prize worth $1 million. Also, Fast Play players won more than $993,000 last month.

Draw-style daily game prizes for drawings during March included Pick 3 winning tickets totaling $3,638,660, Pick 4 winning tickets worth $1,806,100 and Pick 5 prizes totaling $248,575. 

There was also one Powerball with Power Play match-4 + PB prize worth $100,000, three Powerball match-4 + PB prizes totaling $150,000 and 86 Powerball match-4 prizes amounting to $8,600. There was also one Mega Millions with Megaplier match-4 + MB prize worth $50,000, two Mega Millions match-4 + MB prizes totaling $20,000 and 56 Mega Millions match-4 prizes totaling $28,000.

“More than 51,000 Power Play purchasers won an extra $400,911 in addition to their regular Powerball prizes for a total of $681,488 in winnings,” Lottery President Rose Hudson said. “Also, more than 38,000 Megaplier purchasers won a bonus total of $313,344 in addition to their regular Mega Millions prizes for $470,538 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.  

One player won a Lotto jackpot prize worth $825,000 and 59 players won Lotto match-5 prizes totaling $68,955, helping to bring Lotto’s monthly total winnings to $1,179,455. Easy 5 prizes totaled $116,267, with an additional $101,777 won on ezmatch™, an instant-win option available for an additional $1.

In total, draw-style game winnings from drawings held in March were $10,222,733. 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. 

In addition to $17,529,854 in scratch-off cash prizes paid during March, players also claimed $2,470,944 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,

Players of the Lottery’s instant-win terminal Fast Play games won $993,431 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:

While actual game performance and the amount of prizes claimed will vary from month to month, the Lottery allocated 57.12% of sales to fund prizes in fiscal year 2023. Approximately 32.46% of sales was transferred to the state treasury for the Minimum Foundation Program that funds K-12 public education in Louisiana. Retailers were paid 5.61% compensation, and 4.81% 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