Edna Diane Campo of Addis poses with Lottery President Rose Hudson while claiming a $10,000 top prize from a “Zulu” scratch-off at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
A typical day of work at her Plaquemine store turned extraordinary when Edna Diane Campo of Addis scratched the first $10,000 top-prize winning Zulu scratch-off ticket.
"I'm not really sure why I decided to play the game because I don't play scratch-offs that often," shared Campo. "I guess every now and then I like to give them a try though."
Campo and her husband have owned the store where she purchased her ticket, Dickie's Sportsman Centers on Highway 1 North in Plaquemine, for over 30 years. She shared that her customers have come to know her as the smiling woman who has the coffee ready for them in the mornings and wishes them a safe drive as they leave.
Campo said she plans to use her winnings to pay bills and spruce up her garden with new planters. She also shared that she probably won't be able to help spending some on her grandchildren, as well.
Zulu is a $2 Louisiana-themed scratch-off that offers the chance to win up to 10 times on each ticket. There are two remaining top prizes as of Feb. 28.
Persons must be at least 21 years of age 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 security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their ticket immediately after purchasing.