POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 3:34pm
Baton Rouge, La — While Louisiana - and the nation - focused on the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot last week, Arthur Blanco collected his $921,327 Lotto jackpot prize from the November 24 drawing.
After realizing that his ticket matched all six numbers in the Lotto drawing, Blanco waited a few days to consult with his brother. By the time Blanco visited Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge to claim his prize, the Powerball frenzy had begun.
The 53-year-old Kenner resident received $644,988.90 after taxes. A loyal Lotto player, Blanco said he picked his own numbers for the game.
He purchased the winning ticket at Shop-N-Go on Williams Boulevard in Kenner. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $9,213, which is one percent of the prize.