10/30/2008 - 3:19 PM
Southwest Louisiana Man Claims $100,000 Prize from Extreme Green Scratch-off
|Derek Mancilla of Iowa, La., has a reason to smile after claiming the last $100,000 top prize from an "Extreme Green" scratch-off at the Lottery?s Alexandria office.
Derek Mancilla of Iowa, La., claimed the last $100,000 top prize from an Extreme Green scratch-off ticket at the Louisiana Lottery's Alexandria office.
"I looked at the Lottery's Web site to see which games had top prizes remaining," said Mancilla, age 27. "Extreme Green had one top prize left, so I decided to play that one."
Mancilla purchased his winning scratch-off from Cajun Kwik Mart on North Thompson Avenue in Iowa, La.
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 Extreme Green have been claimed and the game closed Oct. 29. The last day to redeem prizes for the game is Feb. 26, 2009.
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 security purposes, players are encouraged to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. More information about current scratch-off games, including a list of top prizes remaining and the last day to claim prizes, can be found on the Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com.