1/03/2012 - 12:56 PM
Winner Claims Lotto Jackpot from Dec. 24 Drawing Ralph Andrews of Baton Rouge received an early Christmas present; he was the sole winner of the $1,250,000 Lotto jackpot from the Dec. 24 drawing, which he claimed at Louisiana Lottery Headquarters last week.
Andrews purchased his winning ticket from Fast Lyon on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. Fast Lyon will receive a one-time bonus of $12,500, or one percent of the jackpot prize, for selling Andrews his winning ticket.
Andrews, age 58, received $895,580 after state and federal taxes were withheld.
The winning numbers for the Dec. 24 Lotto drawing were 05-11-21-34-36-40.
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. More information about other Lotto winners can be found in the "Meet Our Winners" section of the Lottery's website, www.louisianalottery.com.