The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reported nearly $14.3 million in winning tickets for its draw-style games during January, highlighted by a Lotto jackpot prize worth $3,339,142. In addition, Fast Play players won almost $856,000, and scratch-off players claimed more than $20.5 million in cash prizes during January.
Draw-style daily game prizes for drawings during January included Pick 3 winning tickets totaling $3,174,420, Pick 4 winning tickets worth $3,596,500 and Pick 5 prizes totaling $640,475.
There were two Powerball with Power Play match-4 + PB prizes totaling $250,000, three Powerball match-4 + PB prizes totaling $150,000 and 69 Powerball match-4 prizes totaling $6,900. There were also three Mega Millions with Megaplier match-4 + MB prizes totaling $100,000, six Mega Millions match-4 + MB prizes totaling $60,000 and 104 Mega Millions match-4 prizes amounting to $52,000.
“Nearly 43,000 Power Play purchasers won an extra $511,289 in addition to their regular Powerball prizes for a total of $802,811 in winnings,” Lottery President Rose Hudson said. “Also, more than 56,000 Megaplier purchasers won a bonus total of $517,742 in addition to their regular Mega Millions prizes for $771,744 in total winnings.” The $1 Power Play option offers Powerball players the chance to increase any non-jackpot winnings. The $1 Megaplier add-on multiplies non-jackpot Mega Millions prizes by a multiplier number selected during the drawing.
In addition to the Lotto jackpot prize, 67 players won Lotto match-5 prizes totaling $74,195, helping to bring Lotto’s monthly total winnings to $3,721,079. One player won an Easy 5 jackpot prize worth $224,718, which brought the game’s total monthly winnings to $338,614 with an additional $94,054 won on ezmatch™, an instant-win option available for an additional $1.
In total, draw-style game winnings from drawings held in January were $14,287,537. Lottery draw-style game players have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the winnings from those tickets.
Players of the Lottery’s instant-win terminal Fast Play games won $855,962 in prizes. Fast Play winning tickets can be claimed up to 90 days following the closure of the game. A list of current Fast Play games, prizes, winnings and claim deadlines can be found on the Lottery’s website: www.louisianalottery.com/fast-play.
In addition to $20,508,850 in scratch-off cash prizes paid during January, players also claimed $2,456,678 worth of free-ticket prizes. According to Lottery policy, scratch-off games are closed when all top prizes are claimed, and scratch-off players have 90 days from the official game closure date to redeem a winning ticket. A list of current scratch-off games, prizes remaining and claim deadlines can be found on its website, www.louisianalottery.com/scratch-offs.
While actual game performance and the amount of prizes claimed will vary from month to month, the Lottery allocated 56.5% of sales to fund prizes in fiscal year 2022. Approximately 32.9% of sales was transferred to the state treasury for the Minimum Foundation Program that funds K-12 public education in Louisiana. Retailers were paid 5.7% compensation, and 4.9% was used to operate the Lottery.
This article originally appeared on Shreveport Times: How much money did people win in the Louisiana lottery in January?