3/12/2009 - 2:58 PM
Lockport Woman Tries New Game and Wins Top Prize
|Christina Allen of Lockport claimed a $10,000 top prize from a "Monopoly" scratch-off at the Lottery's New Orleans office with her mother, Cathy Delaune.
A little change in routine is good, especially for Lockport resident Christina Allen who claimed a $10,000 top prize from a Monopoly scratch-off.
Allen, age 31, said she usually buys a different game, but decided to play Monopoly this time. "It's shocking to win!" she added.
Allen said she has no plans for her winnings yet. She bought her winning ticket from Gaubert's Food Mart on Crescent Avenue in Lockport.
Monopoly is a $2 scratch-off game that offers players the chance to win up to $10,000 on each ticket. The game has four remaining top prizes as of March 10.
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 help. For security purposes, the Lottery also encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. A list of current scratch-off games and prizes remaining can be found on the Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com.