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Jul 13, 2012 6:46 AM by AP

Slidell man cashes in million-dollar Lotto ticket

SLIDELL, La. (AP) - A Slidell man thought he was lucky when he won more than $1,800 on the Louisiana Lotto on July 4. But, 29-year-old Evan Bauer was even luckier three days later when he became a millionaire.

The Times-Picayune reports Bauer matched all six Lotto numbers to win Saturday's $1.7 million jackpot - the state's largest since 2009. After federal and state taxes were withheld, officials said Thursday he received a $1.2 million prize.

The winning numbers were: 3, 6, 9, 10, 14 and 25. His advice: "Pick your numbers and stick to them. Eventually, it will pay off!"

Bauer says he hasn't yet determined how he will spend the money.

RaceTrac Petroleum No. 380 on Gause Boulevard will get $17,167, or 1 percent of the jackpot, for selling the ticket.

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