Slidell Man Claims $100,000 Table Stakes Top Prize
Thomas Hite Jr. of Slidell had "a feeling" he should purchase a scratch-off ticket last week. His hunch paid off in a big way when Hite claimed a $100,000 top prize from the Lottery's Table Stakes scratch-off.
Hite, age 45, purchased his top-prize winning scratch-off from Exxon #50913 on Old Spanish Trail in Slidell. He shared that he plans to give $6,000 to his church and save the rest of his winnings.
Table Stakes is a $5 game that features the chance to win up to 17 times on each ticket. The game has one $100,000 top prize remaining as of April 18.
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.