Baton Rouge Woman Claims Easy 5 Jackpot
Glenda Fountain started Mother's Day off with a sweet surprise when she learned she had matched all five numbers to win the $71,668 Easy 5 jackpot for the Louisiana Lottery's May 7 drawing.
"I checked the numbers over and over and was just in shock," explained the Baton Rouge resident, who quickly called her children and brothers to share the good news.
Fountain received $51,167 after federal and state taxes were withheld. She said she plans to use her winnings for home improvements and a trip to Las Vegas.
Fountain purchased her winning ticket from K & D Grocery on N. Sherwood Forest Drive in Baton Rouge. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $716 or 1 percent of the jackpot prize. The winning numbers for the May 7 Easy 5 drawing were 16-19-25-27-31.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. Draw-style game tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. Anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem should 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.