$191 million Louisiana Powerball lottery winner claims prize

$191 million Louisiana Powerball lottery winner claims prize

An October Powerball drawing that awarded a $191 million jackpot to a price ticket bought in Louisiana was once claimed by way of an lawyer representing a partnership, so as to masks the winners from public scrutiny.

Lafayette lawyer Jean C. Breaux Jr. seemed at Lottery headquarters Tuesday morning with the Powerball price ticket price an estimated $191.1 million and claimed the prize by means of a Power of Attorney on behalf of his consumer, a three-member circle of relatives partnership.

The crew, 292 Family Partnership, opted for the lump sum prize fee choice equivalent to the money worth of the jackpot, which was once $119,492,685 for the Oct. 25 drawing. The payout represents the most important unmarried prize ever gained within the Lottery’s 26-year historical past.

In a ready commentary, they mentioned “We are absolutely elated that we won. We are a quiet family and prefer not to be treated as celebrities. As for our plans, we like to travel and will continue to do that — may even upgrade a bit! For those that say you’ll never win, well never was on October 25th!”

According to a unencumber from the Louisiana Lottery, Breaux mentioned his shoppers performed the Lottery incessantly, preserving copies in their Powerball tickets. In reality, the profitable price ticket bought by way of some of the individuals was once taken to paintings with him offshore and again by means of helicopter.

“The winner checked the numbers against an older ticket on his phone and did not check the correct ticket until two members spoke on the phone,” he shared.

Partnership individuals had a long-standing settlement to proportion their winnings must they win; the partnership won $83,644,879 after state and federal tax withholdings, with which they’ll “partially retire.”

“It’s a landmark day at the Lottery,” mentioned Lottery President Rose Hudson. “One of the best parts of our job is getting to hear Louisiana winners’ stories and share in their life-changing experiences. We are pleased to welcome these new winners to the Lottery’s Powerball millionaires club which is over 70 winners strong.”

This historical profitable price ticket was once offered at Brownie’s, situated at 150 West Maple in Eunice, which can obtain an advantage of $25,000 for promoting this profitable price ticket.

Owner Jeffery Duplechin mentioned he plans to take his circle of relatives on a small holiday with one of the providence.  “I’m very excited to put Eunice on the map with this big win,” Duplechin mentioned, whilst admitting he is not shocked Brownie’s offered the jackpot profitable price ticket. “It’s well known that successful tickets are sold here.”

The profitable numbers for the Oct. 25 drawing had been 18, 22, 29, 54, and 57, with Powerball quantity eight.

This newest profitable price ticket brings the whole selection of Powerball jackpot profitable tickets offered in Louisiana to 16 for the reason that Lottery joined the multi-state sport in 1995. The ultimate time a Powerball jackpot-winning price ticket was once offered in Louisiana was once May of 2013. This prize could also be the most important unmarried quantity gained in Louisiana Lottery historical past. Previously, the most important prize gained in Louisiana was once a $97 million Powerball jackpot from the Jan. 16, 2008, drawing, which was once claimed by way of a Metairie guy.

Powerball is now performed in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets price $2 every.

Powerball lottery effects are printed inside mins of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web web site supplies lottery avid gamers in-depth details about the United States’s two greatest multi-state lottery video games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

Updated: December 14, 2017 — 7:45 pm

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