For Nancy Bean of Church Point, it paid to follow her instincts. Bean purchased a Lucky Crossword scratch-off ticket while shopping with a family friend and won one of the game's $30,000 top prizes. 
"I purchased the ticket on an impulse," Bean exclaimed. "I was completely shocked to discover I won, but it feels absolutely wonderful."

Bean, age 56, purchased her top-prize winning ticket at Circle K #1713 on Johnston Street in Lafayette. She said she plans to use her winnings for "something fun." 

Lucky Crossword is a $3 scratch-off game from the Louisiana Lottery. It has one top prize of $30,000 remaining as of April 3.

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.