11/05/2008 - 3:41 PM
Morganza Resident Claims Easy 5 Jackpot
|Hilda Deville of Morganza, holds her "big check" for $111,540, her prize from the Nov. 1 Easy 5 drawing.
Hilda Deville of Morganza claimed the $111,540 jackpot from the Nov. 1 Easy 5 drawing at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge and proved sometimes seeing is believing.
"I checked my numbers Sunday morning after my husband left for the store. I tried to call him, but he didn't answer," recalled Deville, age 39. "He didn't believe me when he got back until I showed him the ticket!"
After state and federal withholding taxes, Deville received $78,078, which she said she plans to use to pay bills and take her family on a vacation to Disney World.
Deville purchased her winning ticket at Village One Stop on Highway 1 in Morganza. The store will receive a one time bonus of $1,115 for selling the winning ticket.
The winning numbers for the Nov. 1 Easy 5 drawing were 7-14-30-35-37. Easy 5 drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Players can win a prize by matching as few as two numbers. For an additional $1, players can add ezmatch to their Easy 5 ticket for the chance to win up to $250 instantly.
Players must be at least 21 years old to purchase a Lottery ticket. Anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem are encouraged to 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 Easy 5 and ezmatch can be found on the Louisiana Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com.