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Mega Millions – Two Tickets Sold in Louisiana are Winners

If you were counting on a big Mega Millions lottery win this weekend to earn a few more days off from work next week then you’re out of luck. No tickets sold for the January 15th drawing matched all the required numbers to claim the $750 million jackpot. So, that jackpot will now grow. By next Tuesday’s drawing, it’s estimated the jackpot total will be close to $850 million.

Now about those two tickets sold in Louisiana that have a pretty nice cash prize attached to them. One of those tickets was sold in Lake Charles. The other ticket was sold in Prairieville. The cash prizes associated with those tickets are $10,000 and $40,000 respectively.

According to the Mega Millions website, these were the numbers that were drawn for Friday, January 15, 2021.

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Both the Lake Charles sold ticket and the Prairieville sold ticket matched four of the five white-balls and the Mega Ball. The purchaser of the ticket sold in Prairieville opted for the Megaplier option, hence their prize is $40,000 compared to $10,000.

Based on information from the Louisiana Lottery website the Lake Charles ticket was purchased at the Shop Rite store located on Country Club Road. Meanwhile, the Prairieville ticket was purchased at a Racetrac Store on Airline Highway.

If you still haven’t satisfied your lottery fever the Powerball game for January 16th will feature a jackpot of $650 million or so. Good luck with that if you choose to play and please, don’t spend what you can’t afford to lose.

Friday's drawing did not yield a big jackpot winner but two tickets sold in Louisiana are worth a nice chunk of change.

Louisiana Mega Millions jackpot nears one billion dollars

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) – No lucky numbers have been claimed in Louisiana’s Mega Millions or Powerball drawings, increasing the Powerball jackpot to three quarters of a billion dollars. Mega Millions has risen to a whopping 970 million dollars, which is the second-largest jackpot of the game in history.

Many people in Lake Charles are playing to win, fantasizing about what they could do with that amount of money.

“I buy three of each; and generally, I win pretty good,” says lottery hopeful, Donald Espree.

“I bought a Mega Millions for last night’s drawing but I obviously didn’t win that one,” says another hopeful, Randy Courville. “With that much money, [it] could help a lot of people, you know. people who lost their homes.”

People like Mary Lacefield are taking chances on Wednesday. Lacefield bought her first lottery ticket ever, hoping to have enough money to rebuild and begin anew following the storms.

“Oh my God, that would be awesome,” says Lacefield. “I would buy an RV; so the next hurricane that comes through, I can leave in peace.”

More hopefuls would use the money to make the move out of Hurricane Alley.

“I would probably buy a more secluded area with some land, somewhere in Montana, maybe,” says Kevin Fontenot.

Others say it’s not worth spending your last dime on a dream.

“There’s a lot of financial struggle, especially here with the hurricanes and stuff like that so I really think it’s better to save money and invest in other things,” says Solomon Nafziger. “Even stocks would be better than investing in the lottery.”

For more information check out the Louisiana Lottery’s website.

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