Vickie Guidarelli of Baton Rouge cried tears of joy when she realized she won a $12,000 top prize from the Louisiana Lottery's $2 scratch-off Deuce is Wild.

"I was a little disappointed after I didn't win anything from the first ticket that I bought," said Guidarelli. "Then when I got to the bottom, right-hand corner of my second ticket, I saw it and just started to cry."

Guidarelli said she plans to use her winnings to buy herself a car.  She purchased her top-prize winning scratch-off ticket at Tickfaw's Seafood and Deli on Highway 51 North in Tickfaw.

Deuce is Wild offers a top prize of $12,000 with 10 chances to win on each ticket.  The game has five top prizes remaining as of Dec. 21. 

Players must be at least 21 years old 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 for help. For security purposes, the Lottery also encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.