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Louisiana man claims $1M runner-up Powerball prize

5 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Friday, January 22 2016 Jan 22, 2016 January 22, 2016 1:53 PM January 22, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: The Advertiser

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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