POSTED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:49pm
Louisiana — Priscilla Richard of Orange, Texas said her sons thought she was playing a late April fool’s joke when she told them she won the $666,852 Louisiana Lottery Lotto jackpot prize from the April 3 drawing.
The 73-year-old’s Quick Pick ticket matched all six Lotto numbers. She said she and her family had won smaller prizes before, but she never expected to win a prize this large.
Richard received $466,795 after tax withholdings. She said she plans to pay bills, take a trip with her husband to Orlando, FL and give some money to her children and grandchildren. “They never ask for anything,” she said.
Richard purchased her winning ticket at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino in Vinton. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $6,668, which is 1 percent of the prize.