For Richard G. Ladlee Sr. of New Orleans, it paid to have a "plan B." The Lottery scratch-off game that Ladlee wanted to purchase wasn't available at his local retailer, so he chose Shamrock Green instead and won a $10,000 top prize. 

"It's an unexpected blessing!" Ladlee exclaimed.

Ladlee, age 62, purchased his winning ticket at Spur Discount Corner on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. He plans to use his winning for moving expenses. 

Shamrock Green is the Lottery's latest $2 scratch-off game  It has five top prizes of $10,000 remaining as of Feb. 12 and offers players the chance to win up to 10 times.

Players must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a Lottery ticket. 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.