A Woodville, Miss., woman who works in St. Francisville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from Saturday night’s drawing on Monday.
A frequent Louisiana Lottery player, Samantha Netterville, 29, visited lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge just hours after learning she held a winning ticket.
“I took it to the store this morning to have it checked and the clerk said, ‘You’ve got a winner here — better head to Baton Rouge!’ ” Netterville said in a Louisiana Lottery news release.
As her boyfriend drove her to the lottery office, Netterville phoned friends and family, who helped her determine how much she had won.
“At first I thought it was $10,000, and I was excited,” Netterville said in the release. “Then I found out it was $1 million and I was really excited!”
The winning ticket matched all five white-ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. Netterville received $700,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld.
Netterville purchased her winning ticket at State Line Food Mart in St. Francisville.
The store will receive a bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket.
Netterville said she likely will spend part of her winnings on a particular car she has eyed for some time, but also plans to save most of the money.