Baton Rouge man wins $10,000 in sweepstakes

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POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:48pm

A little extra money can go a long way, and this morning, one Baton Rouge man finally got lucky.

Alvin Roundtree was surprised this morning by a $10,000 Publisher's Clearing House check.

Roundtree says he's been entering the competition for over a decade, and says he was flabbergasted to finally win.

When NBC33 spoke to him, he says the reality hadn't set in about the big prize yet.

"Well I was surprised,” stated Roundtree. “I thought maybe I had a fire at the house or something when my neighbor said 'You better hurry home.' Then, when I saw the van pull up, I thought, 'Oh my God!'"

Roundtree told us he's going to use the money to visit his youngest daughter in Delaware. He's also still hoping to win again – hopefully, a bigger prize next time.

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