Daniel A. Mayet of Raceland claimed a $10,000 prize at the Louisiana Lottery Corporation's New Orleans office as a result of a winning Powerball ticket from the Dec. 15 drawing.

"This is a very nice surprise," said Mayet, age 57.  His ticket matched four white ball numbers drawn plus the red Powerball number to win his prize.  The winning numbers for the Dec. 15 Powerball drawing were 22-37-47-48-50 and the Powerball number was 17.

Mayet purchased his winning ticket at Jester's Court on Highway 1 in Raceland.  His ticket was a "quick pick," meaning the Lottery's terminal randomly selected his numbers.

Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age.  The Lottery encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help.