Only a little wind, ice and sleet kept father-to-be Benjamin Stringer of Trout from claiming a $100,000 top prize from the Lottery's $100,000 Cash scratch-off. 

"It feels unbelievable to win," shared Stringer who had to wait a couple of days before claiming his prize due to weather conditions in his area.

"We're expecting our first child," explained Stringer, age 24.  "So I plan to use some of the winnings for the baby."

Stringer purchased his winning scratch-off from Airport Grocery on Highway 8 in Jena.  He shared that he also plans to use the money to build on a piece of land he recently purchased. 

$100,000 Cash is a $5 game that features 15 chances to win on each ticket. The game has two $100,000 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 tickets immediately after purchasing.