Jeanerette man wins $100K prize on scratch-off lottery ticket


A Jeanerette man won $100,000 from a Louisiana lottery scratch off ticket.

Matthew Richard bought the winning “$5, 20X The Money” scratch-off ticket at the Trading post convenience store at 16 Chitimacha Loop Rd, in Charenton, according to a statement from the Louisiana Lottery.

Officials say he won a free $10 scratch-off on the store’s last ticket at that price point. Since he couldn’t pick a free $10 ticket, he chose two $5 scratch-offs and won the top prize on one.  

“Is this real?!” Richard thought after winning $100,000 over the Labor Day weekend playing $5 In the Money.

He plans to use his winnings to build a new home, according to the lottery.

The convenience will receive $1,000, or one percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket, according to the lottery.


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