Baton Rouge Woman Celebrates Cash Fireworks Top Prize Win
Oretha Richard of Baton Rouge poses with family members Leo Richard, Dana Richard and Courtney Richard after she claimed a $10,000 top prize from a Cash Fireworks scratch-off at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Shoppers at Albertson's #2750 joined in the celebration after Oretha Richard of Baton Rouge scratched a Cash Fireworks ticket revealing a $10,000 top prize.
"I was so excited after the clerk told me I won $10,000," explained Richard, age 44. "Everyone in the store kept coming up to me and congratulating me."
A still-shocked Richard shared that she plans to use her winnings to take family members to Houston for an extended family reunion.
Richard purchased her winning ticket from Alberston's #2750 on Government Street in Baton Rouge.
Cash Fireworks is a $2 game that features the chance to win 10 times on each ticket. The game has one $10,000 top prize remaining as of June 14.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages anyone who may have 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 strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.