How much money did Louisiana residents win in November lottery drawings?
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reported nearly $10.6 million in winning tickets for its draw-style games during November, highlighted by a Powerball match-5 prize worth $1 million. In addition, Fast Play players won nearly $867,000, and scratch-off players claimed almost $18.3 million in cash prizes during November. Draw-style daily game prizes for drawings during November included Pick 3 winning tickets totaling $2,622,160, Pick 4 winning tickets worth $2,059,000 and Pick 5 prizes totaling $334,775. In addition to the $1 million prize, there were also three Powerball with Power Play match-4 + PB prizes totaling $400,000, seven Powerball match-4 + PB prizes totaling $350,000 and 179 match-4 prizes totaling $17,900. There were also 39 Mega Millions match-4 prizes totaling $19,500 and 15 Mega Millions with Megaplier match-4 + MB prizes totaling $23,000. “Nearly 99,000 Power Play purchasers won an extra $929,235 in addition to their regular Powerball prizes for a total of $1,517,829 in winnings,” Lottery President Rose Hudson said. “Also, almost 23,000 Megaplier purchasers won a bonus total of $180,806 in addition to their regular Mega Millions prizes for $270,784 in total winnings.” The $1 Power Play option offers Powerball players the chance to increase any nonjackpot winnings. The $1 Megaplier add-on multiplies nonjackpot Mega Millions prizes by a multiplier number selected during the drawing. One hundred twenty-three players won Lotto match-5 prizes totaling $115,219, helping to bring Lotto’s monthly total winnings to $595,132. One player won an Easy 5 jackpot prize worth $198,585, which brought the game’s total monthly winnings to $344,673 with an additional $111,317 won on ezmatch™, an instant-win option available for an additional $1. In total, draw-style game winnings from drawings held in November were $10,566,214. Lottery draw-style game players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the winnings from those tickets. “We encourage players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing and to check them promptly after the drawing. Even if a ticket does not win the jackpot, it could have won another prize,” Hudson added. Players of the Lottery’s instant-win terminal Fast Play games won $866,852 in prizes. Fast Play winning tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of current games, prizes, winnings and claim deadlines can be found on the Lottery’s website: www.louisianalottery.com/fast-play. In addition to $18,325,149 in scratch-off cash prizes paid during November, players also claimed $2,233,960 worth of free-ticket prizes. According to Lottery policy, scratch-off games are closed when all top prizes are claimed, and scratch-off players have 90 days from the official game closure date to redeem a winning ticket. A list of current scratch-off games, prizes remaining and claim deadlines can be found on its website, www.louisianalottery.com/scratch-offs.