How much money did people win in the Louisiana lottery in January?

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:

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,

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.

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