Louisiana Couple Claims $325,000 Lotto Jackpot
On Sunday morning, Brenda Griswold of Slidell was enjoying a soda while reading the newspaper to check her Lotto and Powerball tickets from the previous night's drawing. She was shocked to discover that she and her boyfriend, Rick Farmer, of Orange Beach, Ala., were the sole winners of the $325,000 Lotto jackpot from the July 21 drawing, which they claimed yesterday at Lottery headquarters.
"We've always played Lottery games, but about four weeks ago we decided to start playing Lotto," said Farmer.
The couple purchased their winning ticket at Grumpy's Convenience Store on Robert Boulevard in Slidell. The store will receive a one-time bonus of $3,250 or one percent of the jackpot prize for selling Griswold and Farmer their winning ticket.
They received $227,500 after state and federal taxes were withheld. Griswold said they are not sure what they will do with their winnings; however, she said they will continue playing the Lottery. "You can't win if you don't play," she explained.
The winning numbers for the July 21 Lotto drawing were 13-14-26-30-34-38.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll free 1-877-770-7867. More information about other Lotto winners can be found in the "Meet Our Winners" section of the Lottery's Web site.