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Convent man claims $100,000 lotto prize

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago May 02, 2013 May 2, 2013 Thursday, May 02 2013 May 02, 2013 2:45 PM in News
Source: Louisiana Lottery

BATON ROUGE - A first-time lottery player claimed his winnings from a $100,000 scratch-off ticket in Baton Rouge today.

Lottery officials said Mark Anderson, 51, of Convent bought the $5 Queen of Hearts ticket in Gonzales after a suggestion from his friend Stephen Smith. Anderson said Smith also gave him the quarter to scratch off the ticket.

Anderson received $70,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. Lottery officials said the Queen of Hearts game still had one top prize remaining.

Scratch-off game prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the announced game closure. Lottery officials said purchasers should sign the backs of their tickets immediately after buying them.

IMAGE: Louisiana Lottery

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