Covington Man Claims Twelfth Easy 5 Jackpot Prize of 2014
Jeffrey Bolton stepped forward Wednesday to claim the $50,000 Easy 5 jackpot prize from the May 21 drawing.The 48-year-old Covington resident’s Quick Pick ticket matched all five numbers, making him the twelfth player this year to win the draw-style game’s top prize. Bolton received $35,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. He purchased his winning ticket at Market Max of Covington. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $500, which is 1 percent of the jackpot prize. Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. Draw-style game tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. Anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem should call toll free 1-877-770-7867 for help. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. Easy 5 drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday except for Christmas Day. More information about other Easy 5 winners can be found in the “Meet Our Winners” section of the Lottery’s website, www.louisianalottery.com.