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Montegut man claims $1M Powerball prize just in nick of time

7 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Saturday, January 30 2016 Jan 30, 2016 January 30, 2016 1:33 PM January 30, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

BATON ROUGE - With just a few days to spare, a 53-year-old Montegut man has stepped forward to claim a $1 million Powerball prize won on Aug. 5, 2015.

The ticket was due to expire on Monday, Feb. 1.

Laine Aucoin's ticket matched all five white-ball numbers, but missed the red Powerball number in that drawing.

On Wednesday, he received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. He didn't indicate what his plans are for the cash.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pointe-Aux-Chenes Supermarket in Montegut. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.

Store owner Donna Dupre says she's happy someone finally stepped forward to claim the prize and that the winner was a local resident.

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