6/19/2006 - 2:08 PM
Baton Rouge Resident Wins $100,000 Top Prize on Scratch-Off Ticket
BATON ROUGE - Janice Johnson of Baton Rouge claimed a $100,000 top prize at the Louisiana Lottery Corporation's headquarters from a Stacks of Cash scratch-off ticket.
|Photo Caption: Janice Johnson (center) of Baton Rouge is pictured with her mother, Marilyn Johnson (left), and her brother, Emmanuel Johnson (right), after claiming a $100,000 top prize from a "Stacks of Cash" scratch-off ticket.
"I always let my mom scratch my tickets because she's good luck," explained Johnson.
"Oh yeah, I was mad when I scratched her ticket and saw it was a winner because it wasn't mine!" teased Marilyn Johnson, her mother.
Johnson purchased her winning ticket at Racetrac #117 on Harding Boulevard in Baton Rouge.
"It's a dream come true to spend $5 and win $100,000!" she said. "I was so excited I called my brother crying!"
Her brother, Emmanuel Johnson, said he was happy for his sister and could understand her excitement because he won $10,000 on a Fire and Ice scratch-off ticket last year.
Johnson also said she plans to buy her parents a vehicle with her winnings.
Players must be at least 21 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.