Apr 20, 2012 9:30 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - For 59-year-old Susan Costonis, choosing birth dates and anniversary dates of loved ones paid off big when those numbers won her a $10,000 Mega Millions prize from the March 23 drawing.
Costonis' ticket matched four of the numbers and the Mega Ball number to win the prize. The numbers were: 6, 17, 19, 20, 21 and Mega Ball 20.
Lottery officials said Thursday that Costonis, of Baton Rouge, received $7,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.
The 59-year-old says she plays the same numbers all the time and bought the winning ticket from Albertson's grocery story on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.
She says she will use some of the winnings to spoil her new grandchild.