Baton Rouge, La. - A Kenner man is a whole lot richer, after winning the November 24th Lotto jackpot. While Louisiana - and the nation - focused on the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot last week, Arthur Blanco collected his $921,327 Lotto jackpot prize.
After realizing that his ticket matched all six numbers in the Lotto drawing, Blanco waited a few days to consult with his brother. By the time Blanco visited Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge to claim his prize, the Powerball frenzy had begun.
Blanco received $644,988.90 after taxes. Blanco, who says he plays Lotto regularly, picked his own numbers for the game. He purchased the winning ticket at Shop-N-Go on Williams Boulevard in Kenner. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $9,213, which is one percent of the prize.