St. Gabriel man wins nearly $200k from Louisiana Lottery

St. Gabriel man wins nearly $200k from Louisiana Lottery
Moses Ware, 60, won the jackpot for the Aug. 10 Easy 5 drawing. (Source: unsplash.com)

ST. GABRIEL, La. (WAFB) - A St. Gabriel man is now nearly $200,000 richer thanks to a lucky Easy 5 ticket.

The Louisiana Lottery says Moses Ware, 60, bought the ticket at St. Gabriel Mart, llc. on Highway 30 in St. Gabriel for the Aug. 10 drawing. The store received a bonus of $1,924.35, which is 1% of the jackpot, for selling the winning ticket.

St. Gabriel Mart, llc. manager, Zia Ul Islam, displays his store's new celebratory flyer, received after selling an Easy 5 jackpot winning ticket worth $192,435.
St. Gabriel Mart, llc. manager, Zia Ul Islam, displays his store's new celebratory flyer, received after selling an Easy 5 jackpot winning ticket worth $192,435. (Source: Louisiana Lottery)

“I didn’t know exactly how much I’d won after the cashier scanned my ticket and said I needed to visit the Lottery office. I was really surprised to later see that I’d actually won the jackpot,” said Ware.

Ware’s ticket matched all five numbers, winning him the $192,435 jackpot, which he claimed Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Louisiana Lottery headquarters. The winning numbers were 12, 13, 15, 31, 33. Ware received a total of $136,628.85 after tax.

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