Louisiana man claims $1M runner-up Powerball prize
BATON ROUGE - A 60-year-old St. Tammany Parish man has claimed a $1 million runner up prize in the Powerball drawing held Jan. 13.
Louisiana Lottery officials say Charles Schweitzer II, of the Talisheek community, held a ticket that matched all five white-ball numbers, but missed the red Powerball number in the drawing, which featured a record jackpot of $1.58 billion.
The Advertiser reportsSchweitzer on Jan. 15 received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.
The winning ticket was purchased at Fair City Truck Stop in Franklinton. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.
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