$1.3 million lottery ticket sold in Lake Charles

A Jackpot-winning Lotto ticket matching six of six numbers was sold at More 4 Less on Ryan...
A Jackpot-winning Lotto ticket matching six of six numbers was sold at More 4 Less on Ryan Street in Lake Charles, according to the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.(Louisiana Lottery Corporation)
Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 3:20 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning a jackpot are slim. The comparison often made when dreaming of the mammoth improbability is being struck by lightning or being elected as America’s President.

It’s a pipe dream for millions of players each year, but for one lucky player, that dream came true.

“He’s a regular customer,” clerk AJ Aya said. “He always comes in, plays the ticket for the same number. He always plays the same number. I guess that was his day.”

That clerk sold the $1.3 million dollar jackpot-winning lotto ticket matching six of six numbers at More 4 Less on Ryan Street, according to the Louisiana Lottery Corporation.

“It’s a small gas station,” lottery player Jose Maya said. “So, it makes you wonder, if you ever buy one [lottery ticket], you might actually win.”

“I wish I would have,” player Kevin Williams said. “I heard about the win and I stay right down the street from this place. So, unlucky of me, right.”

Retailers like More 4 Less also get to share in their customers’ good fortune by receiving bonuses for selling winning tickets. In this case, the store received one percent of the $1.3 million prize.

“I have sold like the $1,000, t$10,000 in this scratch off. But this $1 million, this is the first time,” Aya said. “The store makes some money too, so that’s something good for the store too.”

Now, more Lake Area residents are hoping to possibly cash in on their luck by playing more often.

“When I do, in my mind I’m looking for the big win, I guess,” Williams said. “It just blew my mind to hear that it came from right where I always come get the tickets from. It’s crazy.”

The ticket was drawn Saturday, Oct. 30.

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