Laplace woman wins $1 million in Powerball drawing

LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - A Laplace woman matched all six white Powerball numbers to win a $1 million prize from the Sept. 27 drawing.

Pamela Atwood, 44, purchased the winning ticket at Big River Food and Fuel in Laplace.

Her Quick Pick ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number.

Atwood told her husband to pick up the ticket when he ran to the grocery store on Saturday.

When the couple checked the ticket on Sunday, they originally thought they won $1,000.

Atwood received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.

The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.

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