BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) – Robin Payne had been playing the same numbers for a long time. On May 3 it finally paid off.
Last week, the Gretna native claimed the third $2 million Powerball prize won in Louisiana on that date.
Payne matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. Because Payne purchased the Power Play add-on option for $1, her prize doubled from $1 million to $2 million. She said she has been playing the same numbers for a long time, and she always adds the Power Play option.
She received $1.4 million after federal and state taxes were withheld. She said she plans to use the winnings to pay off her house. The winning ticket was purchased at RaceTrac Petroleum #381 on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Scott. The store will receive a selling bonus of $20,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.
The other two $2 million winning tickets from the May 3 Powerball drawing was claimed earlier this week by a Baton Rouge woman.