BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana Lottery held the first of four promotional "Lotto Lagniappe" raffle drawings from 321,493 promotional entry tickets generated when customers purchased a $5 single-draw Lotto ticket in March. In all, seven Lotto Lagniappe raffle numbers drawn last night won $60,000 in cash prizes.
"With a rolling cash jackpot that starts at $250,000, Lotto has enjoyed ongoing success as Louisiana-s flagship in-state game," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "We're giving our players even more reasons to love Lotto during our Lotto Lagniappe promotion by offering free bonus entries into a raffle drawing for additional cash prizes with the first drawing on April 1."
The $50,000 Lotto Lagniappe prize was won by raffle number 0265292 which was purchased at Shop-A-Lot #17 on Cut Off Road in Coushatta. The $5,000 prize was won by raffle number 0145964, which was purchased at Jack's Beverage #26 on Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey. There were also five winning Lotto Lagniappe numbers worth $1,000 each:
Number 0042994 purchased at Maxi Mart on Veterans Memorial Drive in Abbeville
Number 0040688 purchased at Terrebonne Truckstop on West Park Avenue in Gray
Number 0266313 purchased at Kenner Meat Market on Veterans Boulevard in Kenner
Number 0099241 purchased at Circle K #7772 on Highway 28 East in Pineville
- Number 0191056 purchased at Matherne's Supermarket on W. Airline Highway in La Place
Lotto Lagniappe drawing results are also available on the Lottery’s website and via retailer Lottery ticket terminals.
As with all Lottery draw-style games, prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing at any Louisiana Lottery office. Original entry tickets are needed to claim any prize.
The Lottery's Lotto Lagniappe promotion continues through June 30, 2014. During this time, when players purchase a single-draw $5 Lotto ticket, they'll get a little something extra – an entry into a raffle drawing worth up to $50,000 cash. With each eligible $5 single-draw Lotto ticket purchase, a second "entry" ticket will print with a unique raffle number good for the next monthly Lotto Lagniappe drawing. Lotto Lagniappe entry tickets will feature a unique seven-digit raffle number which must match exactly a winning number drawn to win a prize.
"With eligible purchases, Lotto players will get their Lotto ticket plus a bonus entry ticket for the Lotto Lagniappe raffle, so be sure to look for two tickets," Hudson reminded players.
Each Lotto Lagniappe entry is good for one draw date, which is printed on the entry ticket. Three additional monthly drawings remain and will be held on the first of the months of May, June and July from entries generated during the previous month.
The following Lotto Lagniappe prizes will be awarded during each drawing: one winning number worth $50,000, one winning number worth $5,000 and five winning numbers worth $1,000. In total, seven winners of an additional $60,000 in prizes will be awarded each month of the promotion.
Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon the number of Lotto Lagniappe entry tickets generated during each drawing entry period. Complete game and promotional rules can be found in the Lotto and Lotto Lagniappe directives on the Lottery’s website, www.louisianalottery.com/lotto-lagniappe.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. Anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem should call toll free 1-877-770-7867 for help.