Baton Rouge, La. - A New Orleans man is a million dollars richer, after matching all five white balls in a July Powerball drawing. Retirement could come a little sooner for Glenn Cedotal of New Orleans after he won a $1 million Powerball prize in the July 25 drawing.
The 58-year-old father of three could not believe his eyes when he checked his numbers the next day. "I called my daughter and told her to go on the Lottery's website and read me the winning numbers to make sure," Cedotal recalled Tuesday as he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
A regular Powerball player, Cedotal likes to purchase tickets when the jackpot gets high. "Somebody's got to win it!" he said. The jackpot for the drawing to be held Saturday, Aug. 11, is $253 million.
Cedotal's winning ticket matched all five white ball numbers, but missed the red Powerball number, to win $1 million. The winning numbers were 03-14-35-38-46 and the Powerball number was 16. Cedotal received $700,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. He plans to save the money for retirement.