Vacherie Woman Claims $100,000 Scratch-Off Top Prize
Margaret Kilian of Vacherie still doesn't know how she managed to drive herself home after discovering she won a $100,000 top prize from a Funky 5's scratch-off.
"I always bring my tickets home for my daughter to scratch, but this time I scratched it immediately when I got to my car," explained Kilian, age 60. "As soon as I saw it I just started shaking all over."
A joyful Kilian joked that it's a miracle she made it home after leaving Schexnayder Supermarket on Highway 643 in Vacherie, where she purchased her top-prize winning ticket.
Kilian shared that she and her husband, Alfred, had planned to take their 4-year-old granddaughter to Disney World last year, but were unable to when her husband was laid off from his job. Now, she plans to fulfill that dream by spending her winnings on a trip to Disney World for her family. She also plans to pay off her car and her home.
Funky 5's is a $5 game that offers the chance to win up to 15 times on each ticket. The game has two $100,000 top prizes remaining as of Feb. 8.
Persons must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a Lottery ticket. Anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their ticket after purchasing.