Robert Davis of Ponchatoula is in the giving spirit of the holidays after winning a $4,000 top prize from the Lottery's $1 scratch-off Hot Dice.

"I bought three tickets -- one for my wife, one for my son and one for myself," said Davis.  "Finally, on the third ticket we had a big winner."

Davis, a regular Lottery scratch-off player, said he plans to give most of his winnings to his sister in the spirit of the season.  He said he hopes she and her two daughters can use the money to have a nice Christmas. 

He purchased his winning scratch-off from Jemworks #6 on Highway 22, East in Ponchatoula.
Hot Dice is a $1 game that features four chances to win on each ticket. The game has nine $4,000 top prizes remaining as of Dec. 7.

Persons must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a Lottery ticket.  Anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.