Baton Rouge man claims $1M Powerball prize

Baton Rouge man claims $1M Powerball prize
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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:04pm

Alex Bookter visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge on Wednesday to claim the first $1 million Powerball prize won in Louisiana this year.

The 69-year-old Baton Rouge resident’s Quick Pick ticket matched all five whiteball numbers but missed the Powerball number in the Jan. 29 drawing. Bookter received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. An avid golfer, Bookter said he may visit a few of his favorite courses across the South after paying a few bills.

He purchased the winning ticket at Cracker Barrel #54 on South Foster Drive in Baton Rouge. The store will receive a selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.

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