Sanquanett Allen of Natchez, Miss., was shocked when the $1,000,000 RAFFLE ticket she had purchased matched one of the $50,000 winning raffle numbers drawn on April 15.

Allen, age 51, shared that she plans to use her winnings to remodel her home and purchase a truck.  She purchased her winning ticket at Papa T's on Carter Street in Vidalia.  This retailer received a $500 bonus for selling Allen her winning ticket.

$1,000,000 RAFFLE offered players the best odds of any Louisiana Lottery game to win $1 million with only 300,000 tickets available for sale. Tickets sold out on April 14. On April 15, one winning raffle number worth $1 million, five winning raffle numbers worth $50,000 each and 500 winning raffle numbers worth $500 each were drawn. In all, 506 raffle numbers won $1.5 million in cash prizes.

As with all Lottery draw-style games, prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing, which is Oct. 12, 2010, for $1,000,000 RAFFLE prizes. Original tickets are needed to claim any prize. 

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.