Julia Wells wins $200,775 playing Easy 5
About the Win
Coming in to the Lottery's Monroe regional office, Julia Wells of Bernice had no idea she was about to become $200,775 richer - the amount of the Easy 5 jackpot from the April 4 drawing.
"I didn't know how much I won. I stopped to get my tickets checked at a store and was told I had to go to a Lottery office," said Wells, age 56. "The lady at the office asked if I knew how much I won and I told her, 'More than $250.' She said, 'Quite a bit more!'"
"I still just can't believe it," added Wells, who said she plans to donate some of her winnings to her church.
Wells ticket matched all five of the Easy 5 numbers drawn on April 4. She received $140,542 after required state and federal tax withholdings.
She purchased her winning ticket at Gas Lane #11 on Highway 61 in St. Francisville. Gas Lane #11 will receive a one-time selling bonus of $2,007, or 1 percent of the jackpot prize.
The winning numbers for the April 4 Easy 5 drawing were 1-18-19-33-36.