3/10/2011 - 12:26 PM
Amelia Resident Claims $350,000 Lotto Jackpot Ricardo Cortez Jr. of Amelia was the sole winner of the $350,000 Lotto jackpot from the March 5 drawing.
Cortez purchased his winning ticket from Amelia Chevron on Highway 90 East in Morgan City. The retailer will receive a one-time selling bonus of $3,500, or 1 percent of the jackpot prize, for selling Cortez his winning ticket.
Cortez, age 50, received $245,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld.
The winning numbers for the March 5 Lotto drawing were 18-21-22-30-35-40.
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.