Saturday, February 8, 2014

Golf is on the Agenda for Louisiana Lottery Player

A Louisiana man who claimed a $1 million US Powerball prize on Wednesday says he plans to pay off a few bills and then travel around golfing.

Golf Course manager Alex Bookter, 69, bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket from Cracker Barrel on South Foster Drive, Baton Rouge and managed to correctly pick all five numbers, but failed to get the Powerball. He is the first Louisiana resident to win $1 million Powerball prize this year. He received $700,000 after federal and state taxes.

The US Powerball is multi-state game that offers a minimum jackpot of $40,000. Numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tonight's Powerball draw is at 22:59 (EST) and has an estimated jackpot of $247 million