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Big winner: Baton Rouge man wins Easy 5 jackpot

11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Friday, November 02 2018 Nov 2, 2018 November 02, 2018 6:56 AM November 02, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Rende’s Quick Stop Owner Hai Van Nguyen displays his store’s celebratory flyer announcing they sold the winning ticket for the Oct. 24 drawing./Louisiana Lottery

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was in shock when he checked his Lottery Easy 5 ticket and realized he was a winner.

David Whitley won the $151,280 jackpot prize for the October 24 drawing.

"I just couldn't believe it,” said Whitley. “I had to check the ticket a few times to make sure I was seeing it right and that the numbers weren't changing on me.”

Whitley's ticket matched all five numbers to win the jackpot, according to the Louisiana Lottery. He received $107,412.80 after state and federal tax withholdings.

Although Whitley has no specific plans to treat himself with the money, he did say he plans to make a donation to his church.

The winning ticket was sold at Rende's Quick Stop on Monterrey Drive in Baton Rouge. Lottery officials say the location received a one-time selling bonus of $1,512.80.

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