Feb 12, 2013 7:57 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lake Providence man is the latest announced winner of Louisiana's Easy 5 jackpot.
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation says 42-year-old Paul Tatum won the $70,000 Easy 5 drawing on Feb. 6.
Tatum's Quick Pick ticket with the numbers 4, 11, 13, 20 and 26 was purchased at Jong's in Lake Providence. The store will get a one-time selling bonus of $700, which is one percent of the prize. Tatum received $49,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld.
The corporation said in a news release Monday it's the fourth Easy 5 jackpot won so far in 2013.
According to the Lottery Corporation, Tatum's wife didn't believe him at first when he told her he'd won. She made him send her a picture of the winning ticket.
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