Lottery President Rose Hudson (right) poses for a quick picture with winner Darryl Jordan after he claimed his $1,248,209 Lotto jackpot prize.
BATON ROUGE – Long-time Louisiana Lottery Lotto player Darryl Jordan of Brookhaven, Miss. said he could hardly contain his excitement after seeing that his ticket won the jackpot prize from the Dec. 4 drawing.
“It was great to see that I won my money back and then some,” said Jordan. “Even though Mississippi has a lottery now, I plan to continue playing Lotto in Louisiana because I enjoy it so much!”
The 72-year-old’s winning ticket matched all six numbers to win the $1,248,209 Lotto jackpot prize, which he claimed Thursday at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. The winning numbers were 10-17-20-22-23-24.
Jordan received $886,230.52 after state and federal tax withholdings. He said he plans to use his winnings to build himself a nice new home.
The winning ticket was sold at Circle K Store #2723988 on Avenue G in Kentwood. The store received a one-time selling bonus of $12,482.09, which is 1% of the jackpot prize.
Lotto is the Lottery’s oldest draw-style game, which began in January 1992.
Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. Draw-style game tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. Anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem should call toll free 1-877-770-7867 for help.
For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. More information about Lotto and other jackpot winners can be found on the Lottery’s website, www.louisianalottery.com/lotto.