May 24, 2010 4:32 PM by Melissa Canone
Brenda Romero was surprised to find she held the $958,579 jackpot-winning Lotto ticket Thursday morning.
The 53-year-old Youngsville resident received $671,005 after federal and state taxes were withheld. Murphy USA #6592 on W. Pinhook Road in Lafayette sold Romero her jackpot-winning ticket. The store will receive a bonus of $9,585, which is 1 percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket. The winning numbers for the May 19 Lotto drawing were 04-08-10-26-28-29.
Lottery 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 Lotto winners can be found in the "Meet Our Winners" section of the Lottery's Web site, www.louisianalottery.com.