Baton Rouge Woman Claims $10,000 Powerball Prize
Cynthia Walker of Baton Rouge had a noisy house Sunday after she checked her Powerball tickets from the May 30 drawing and discovered she won $10,000.
"I had nine Lottery tickets. The very last one I checked was the winner," said Walker. "My aunt and I started hollering and screaming; then we called everyone we know!"
The excitement from Walker's win affected her sleep, too. "I couldn't sleep that night. I'm still in awe!"
Walker said she plans to pay bills, buy a car and visit her aunt in Michigan with her prize.
Hit-N-Run Food Store #12 on Plank Road in Zachary sold Walker her winning ticket, which she claimed at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Walker's ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers drawn and the red Powerball number to win $10,000. The winning numbers for the May 30 Powerball drawing were 1-23-42-51-59 and the Powerball number was 20.
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 for help. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.