10/23/2013 - 3:31 PM
Kenner Woman Plays Family’s Birthdays, Wins $1.9 Million Lotto Jackpot
Corinthia Aples claimed the $1.9 million Louisiana Lottery Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing, the largest jackpot the game has seen in nearly seven years.
The 38-year-old Kenner resident's winning ticket matched all six numbers in the Oct. 19 Lotto drawing. The winning numbers were 07-11-18-38-39-40, numbers that Aples said were a combination of family birthdays and ages. Aples said she began playing Lotto a few months ago because she liked the odds for the in-state game.
Aples also said her sister, whom she fondly refers to as her assistant, actually purchased the ticket on her behalf. "She knew I won before I did!" Aples recalled. She received $1,338,258 after state and federal tax withholdings.
The winning ticket was sold at Jasco #3 on Williams Boulevard in Kenner. The store will receive a selling bonus of $19,117, which is 1 percent of the prize.
Lottery 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. More information about other Lotto winners can be found on the Lottery's website, www.louisianalottery.com.