Lisa Ballard wins $100,000 playing $100,000 Jackpot
Lisa Ballard celebrated her 44th birthday with a little help from Lady Luck. The Pearl River resident scratched a $5 $100,000 Jackpot scratch-off Saturday, and discovered she won the game’s top prize, which she promptly redeemed Monday morning at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge. “We’ve been in the market to purchase some land,” she excitedly explained, “and now we won’t have to take out a loan!”She received $71,000 after state and federal tax withholdings. Ballard said she doesn’t play scratch-off all that regularly, typically opting instead to play Powerball and Lotto on Wednesday and Saturdays. She purchased her winning ticket at Lock One Pantry in Pearl River.