8/17/2006 - 1:46 PM
Latest in a Streak of Lotto Winners Claims Prize
For the first time since the game began in January 1992, the Lotto jackpot has been hit seven times in seven weeks. Christopher McGee of Fort Polk, the most recent in this phenomenal streak of winners, claimed his jackpot prize of $275,000 from the Aug. 9 drawing.
"Lotto is the hot game to play," exclaimed Bonny Botts, marketing and public relations vice president for the Lottery. "It's been exciting and rewarding to welcome such a string of big-money winners."
McGee received $192,500 after state and federal income tax withholdings. He purchased his winning ticket at Rainbow Mini Mart on Carter Street in Vidalia. The store will receive a one-time bonus of $2,750, or 1 percent of the jackpot.
The winning numbers for the Aug. 9 Lotto drawing were 4-13-16-19-36-37. More than 7,000 other Lotto players also won prizes, including seven players who won $3,449 each.
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. Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. More information about other Lotto winners can be found in the "Meet Our Winners" section of the Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com.