Each day after her lunch break, Leola Fruge, who works in the floral department at Albertson's, loves to buy a scratch-off ticket.  She was shocked when her daily trip to the store's customer service counter resulted in a $10,000 top prize from a Zulu scratch-off.

"I scratched my ticket and thought it must be some mistake, so I just kept looking at it," explained Fruge.  "Finally, I brought my ticket back to customer service to have someone else check it for me."

"After the clerk scanned it, she told me that my ticket had to be claimed at the Lottery office," said Fruge.  "She looked at the ticket one more time and said 'Ms. Bea, you won $10,000!'"

Fruge, age 75, purchased her top-prize winning ticket at Albertson's #2717 on Ryan Street in Lake Charles.  She plans to use her winnings to pay-off bills and semi-retire.

Zulu is a $2 Louisiana-themed scratch-off that offers the chance to win up to 10 times on each ticket. There is one remaining top prize as of March 23.

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 ticket immediately after purchasing.