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Montegut man claims $1 million Powerball prize before ticket expires

Terrebonne Parish man claims Powerball prize Terrebonne Parish man claims Powerball prize
TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

Officials with the Louisiana Lottery announced this week that Laine Aucoin stepped forward Wednesday to claim a $1 million Powerball prize won on Aug. 5, 2015, just days before the ticket was due to expire on Feb. 1.

The 53-year-old Montegut resident's ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number in the Aug. 5, 2015 drawing.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Pointe-Aux-Chenes Supermarket in Montegut. The Terrebonne Parish store received a one-time selling bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize.

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