Ponchatoula woman wins $740,380 Lotto prize

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 66-year-old woman from Ponchatoula has claimed the $740,380 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from the Sept. 8 drawing.

Patsy McKnight held the sole winning ticket. Lottery officials said Tuesday she picked up the prize - $518,266 after federal and state taxes were withheld - on Monday at lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.

McKnight purchased the winning ticket from Riverstop on Highway 22 in Springfield. Riverstop will receive a one-time bonus of $7,403, which is one percent of the prize, for the sale.

The winning numbers for the Sept. 8 drawing were 04-13-24-25-28-36.

McKnight did not say what she planned to do with her winnings.

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