Money Really Does Grow on Trees for Leesville Man
Longtime Louisiana Lottery scratch-off player, Charlie Young Jr. of Leesville, had to pull off the highway after his wife realized they had the last $100,000 top prize winning Money Tree ticket.
"My wife and I were on our way to Florida to visit my mother who is ill," shared Young. "After my wife scratched the ticket, I was so shocked I had to pull over so I could check it myself."
Young, age 60, explained that he chose Money Tree because he prefers to play the Lottery's $5 games. "I always play $5 games and this truly is a blessing," he said.
Young purchased his top prize winning ticket at Kangaroo Express #3991 on Airport Drive in Slidell and plans to use his winnings to pay bills.
According to Louisiana Lottery policy, a scratch-off game is closed and removed from sale when all top prizes for the game have been claimed. All top prizes from Money Tree have been claimed, and the game closed Feb. 18. The last day to redeem prizes from the game is June 19.
Players must be at least 21 years old to purchase a Lottery ticket. 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. For security purposes, the Lottery also encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.