Gretna woman claims $10,000 Mega Millions prize

Gretna, La – Annie Russell of Gretna got a piece of the Mega Millions pie when she won a $10,000 prize from the record-breaking $656 million March 30 drawing.

"I love playing, but I like to win!" an excited Russell told Lottery employees when she claimed her prize at the Louisiana Lottery's New Orleans office last week.  The 56-year-old was one of several big winners from the drawing.

Russell's ticket matched four of the white ball numbers and the yellow Mega Ball number to win $10,000. The winning numbers for the March 30 drawing were 02-04-23-38-46 and the Mega Ball was 23. Russell received $7,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.

Russell purchased her winning ticket from Breaux Mart on LaPalco Boulevard in Gretna.