Sitting in the waiting room at her children's doctor's office was anything but mundane for Penny King of Plaquemine when she decided to play the Crazy Crossword scratch-off stashed in her purse and discovered her ticket was a $30,000 top prize winner.   

"I play the crossword scratch-offs every day and I've thought I won big before," shared King, age 39.  "I was wrong that time though so I tried not to get too excited this time."

After the appointment, King stopped at a Louisiana Lottery retailer to check the value of her ticket and was excited to learn she had a $30,000 top prize winner.

"I called my sister to tell her the news, but she didn't believe me," added King.  "She kept saying 'Penny, you better not be playing with me about this!'"

King purchased her top-prize winning ticket at Dale's Trading Post on Highway 75 in Plaquemine.  She plans to use her winnings to purchase furniture for her recently remodeled home.
Crazy Crossword is a $3 game that offers players the chance to win up to $30,000. The game has three top prizes remaining as of today.

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 after purchasing.