He received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. Though he said he has no immediate plans for the money, Blakeney joked that his wife looked up beachfront property during their three-hour drive to the Lottery office. The winning ticket was purchased at Riverside Travel Center in Pearl River. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.
The 42-year-old Laurel, Miss. resident’s Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number in the Jan. 14 drawing. Blakeney said he picked up the ticket while on his way home from Comic Con in New Orleans.
Derick "Pete" Blakeney wins $1,000,000 playing Powerball
Derick “Pete” Blakeney visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters Thursday to claim the Louisiana Lottery’s first $1 million Powerball prize of 2015.