BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge resident, Lala Singleton, just won $1 million by playing Powerball. She matched all five white ball numbers in the June 22 drawing.
Singleton didn’t realize she’d won until her sister-in-law in Connecticut tagged her in a Facebook post about the winning ticket being sold in Louisiana. She decided to check her ticket.
“Once I checked my ticket, I just flipped out,” Singleton said. “I made my boss and coworkers double check!”
After state and federal tax withholding, Singleton walked away with a total of $710,000. She says she and her husband plan to pay off debt and help their children go to college. She also plans to donate to Jumpstart Your Heart, a non-profit organization she works with closely.
“It’s been a stressful year. It has just been on thing after another lately... but joy comes in the morning!” Singleton said.
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says Singleton bought her winning ticket at Charge Up 47 on Coursey Boulevard. The store receives 1% of the winnings, or $10,000, for selling the winning ticket.
The advertised jackpot for the June 22 Powerball drawing was over $108 million. In order to win the full jackpot a ticket would have to match all five white balls and the red Powerball.
The winning numbers for the June 22 Powerball drawing were 03-06-11-14-66, Powerball: 21, PowerPlay: X2. For more details about how to play Powerball, click here.