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Jan 24, 2013 10:35 AM by KATC

Donaldsonville Man Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize

BATON ROUGE - Bryon Davis visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to claim his $1 million prize from the Jan. 19 Powerball drawing.

The 50-year-old Donaldsonville resident's Quick Pick ticket matched all five whiteball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. Davis received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.

He purchased his ticket at Bellina's Grocery on St. Patrick Street in Donaldsonville. The store will receive a selling bonus of $10,000, which is one percent of the prize.

Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. Draw-style game tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. Anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem should call toll free 1-877-770-7867 for help.

For security purposes, the Lottery strongly encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing. More information about other Powerball winners can be found in the "Meet Our Winners" section of the Lottery's website, www.louisianalottery.com.

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