Colorado Resident Claims a $200,000 Powerball Prize While Visiting New Orleans
While Zachary James Smith of Castle Rock, Colo. and his wife, Mandy, were in town enjoying the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, they decided to purchase a Louisiana Lottery Powerball ticket. The trip was made even more memorable when Smith's ticket matched five of the numbers drawn on April 12 to win $200,000.
"It feels great to win," Smith exclaimed after claiming his prize at the Lottery's New Orleans office. "I'm a little overwhelmed."
Smith, age 32, purchased his winning ticket at the French Quarter Festival from the owners of Jefferson Spur, a Lottery retailer located in Jefferson. A long time sponsor of the French Quarter Festival, the Lottery recruits a local retailer to work the festival and sell tickets from its booth. Jefferson Spur received a $2,000 selling bonus for selling Smith his winning ticket.
The winning numbers for the April 12 Powerball drawing were 11-29-48-52-55 and the Powerball number was 36. Players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for help.