Gary Costanza Sr. of Covington claims a $10,000 top prize from a “Summer Bucks” scratch-off at the Lottery’s New Orleans office.
Regular Powerball and Lotto player Gary Costanza Sr. of Covington decided to break from his routine and purchase a Summer Bucks scratch-off ticket instead. Costanza's decision paid off in a big way when he claimed a $10,000 top prize from the game.
"I saw it and I said to myself, I sure could use some summer cash," explained Costanza. "I got more than I ever imagined!"
Costanza, age 47, purchased his top-prize winning scratch-off from Market Max of Covington on Highway 25 in Covington. He plans to use his winnings to have his truck repaired.
Costanza added, "I still cannot believe this. I've never won anything like this before!"
Summer Bucks is a $2 game that features the chance to win up to 10 times on each ticket and four different scenes. The game has two $10,000 top prizes remaining as of today.
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.