BATON ROUGE, La. (Louisiana Lottery) - Charles Walker of Alexandria received a big surprise after taking his Louisiana Lottery Lotto ticket for the Dec. 14 drawing to a local retailer to be validated.
“The clerk scanned my ticket and told me that I needed to bring it to the Lottery office in Baton Rouge,” said Walker. “I knew that had to be a good thing and really just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that my ticket won the jackpot!”
The 69-year-old’s winning ticket matched all six numbers to win the $300,000 Lotto jackpot prize, which he claimed Monday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. The winning numbers were 01-10-15-32-34-39.
Walker received $213,000 after state and federal tax withholdings. While he has no specific plans to treat himself with the winnings, he does plan to make a donation to his church and share some with family members and friends.
Walker said, “I’m always helping people out and knew by doing so that one day it would come back to me in a very good way!”
The winning ticket was sold at Wilmore’s Food Mart on MacArthur Drive in Alexandria. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $3,000, which is 1% of the jackpot prize.
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