Kenner Woman Plays Family's Birthdays, Wins $1.9 Million Lotto Jackpot
Corinthia Aples claimed the $1.9 million Louisiana Lottery Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing, the largest jackpot the game has seen in nearly seven years.
The 38-year-old Kenner resident's winning ticket matched all six numbers in the Oct. 19 Lotto drawing. The winning numbers were 07-11-18-38-39-40, numbers that Aples said were a combination of family birthdays and ages. Aples said she began playing Lotto a few months ago because she liked the odds for the in-state game.
Aples also said her sister, whom she fondly refers to as her assistant, actually purchased the ticket on her behalf. "She knew I won before I did!" Aples recalled. She received $1,338,258 after state and federal tax withholdings.
The winning ticket was sold at Jasco #3 on Williams Boulevard in Kenner. The store will receive a selling bonus of $19,117, which is 1 percent of the prize.
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