Gerald Scott wins $18,000 playing Pick 4
Scott won by playing his numbers as a "straight/box," meaning he could match the numbers drawn that night exactly or in any order to win $2,600 each. He played the same set of numbers 5 times to win $13,000. Then he played the same numbers as a "straight," meaning he had to match the numbers in exact order to win $5,000, resulting in a grand total of $18,000.
About the Win
He purchased his winning ticket at Lucky Jean Seafood on Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans.
He plans to use his winnings to finish repairing his home from Hurricane Katrina.