Million-dollar winners in Louisiana after Powerball drawing
NEW ROADS - Though nobody hit the $500 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, two people who bought tickets in the capital area won some big money.
A ticket sold at a New Roads gas station won $1 million in the overnight drawing, according to Louisiana lottery officials. A second $1 million ticket was sold in New Iberia.
Both tickets matched all five regular numbers in the drawing but missed the Powerball. Nobody has stepped forward to claim either prize before noon, according to the state lottery commission.
The stores that sold the winning tickets will each receive one percent of the Match 5 prize, which comes to $10,000.
The Powerball lottery jackpot increased Thursday to $700 million for Saturday's drawing. Higher than normal ticket sales could drive that record-breaking pot even higher by the weekend.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 7: East Ascension Walter Samuel
As LSU looks forward to Ole Miss, fans look back on Orgeron...
Juban's plans an early 2022 reopening with new updates
Toy shortage impacting local shops heading into holiday season
Ponchatoula adds 20 more debris trucks; 161K cubic yards in storm debris...