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Albany man claims $1 Million Powerball prize

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Eric Bankston shows off his $1 million check after claiming his prize at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. The 50-year-old is the seventh $1 million Powerball winner so far this year in Louisiana. (Louisiana Lottery Corp.) Eric Bankston shows off his $1 million check after claiming his prize at Louisiana Lottery headquarters. The 50-year-old is the seventh $1 million Powerball winner so far this year in Louisiana. (Louisiana Lottery Corp.)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State lottery officials say a 50-year-old Albany man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize from the June 29 drawing.
    
Eric Bankston's Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the Powerball number. Bankston received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.
    
He purchased his ticket at Kangaroo Express in Albany. The store will receive a selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.

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