Louisiana woman claims $2 million Powerball prize

Source: Louisiana Lottery
Source: Louisiana Lottery

Information from the Louisiana Lottery

BATON ROUGE, LA - Robin Payne visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday to claim the third $2 million Powerball prize won in Louisiana from the May 3 drawing.

The 58-year-old Gretna resident's ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. Because Payne purchased the Power Play add-on option for $1, her prize doubled from $1 million to $2 million.

She said she has been playing the same numbers for a long time, and she always adds the Power Play option. She received $1.4 million after federal and state taxes were withheld. She said she plans to use the winnings to pay off her house.

The winning ticket was purchased at RaceTrac Petroleum #381 on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Scott. The store will receive a selling bonus of $20,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.

The other two $2 million winning tickets from the May 3 Powerball drawing were claimed earlier this week by a Baton Rouge woman.