Louisiana mother did not know she had won a lottery prize of $ 1 million until a relative from another state tagged her in a Facebook post
- Lala Singleton won the $ 1m jackpot after purchasing a Louisiana Lottery Powerball ticket on June 22
- The Baton mother, Rouge, did not know that she had won before her sister-in-law tagged her that the winner was from her area
- Singleton – a & # 39; from time to time & # 39; player – demanded $ 710,000 after federal and national tax deductions
- She plans to settle her and her husband's debts with the profits, to contribute to her children's funds and to make a charitable donation.
A mother celebrates her Louisiana Lottery prize of $ 1 million after she was completely unaware that she had won.
Lala Singleton only remembered that she had to check her ticket after her sister-in-law from Connecticut tagged her in a Facebook article that said the winner was from her hometown of Baton Rouge.
Singleton, a & # 39; occasionally & # 39; player of the Powerball lottery, could not believe that her five white balls matched the one she needed for the jackpot.
& # 39; When I checked my ticket, I just cut it out! & # 39; she told Lottery Louisiana. & # 39; I have had my boss and colleague & # 39; s double checked! & # 39;
Load 47 cashiers at Jerry Huggins and Charmaine Jackson, where Singleton bought her winning ticket, hang a new banner to celebrate the sale of a winning Louisiana Lottery ticket
Load 47 Shell Station in Baton Rouge, where Lala Singleton bought her winning Powerball lottery ticket
Singleton, who bought her ticket on June 22, plans to use the profits to pay her and her husband's debts and to contribute to her children's funds.
& # 39; It was a stressful year, & # 39; she said. & # 39; It has been slightly different lately … but joy is coming & # 39; in the morning! & # 39;
Singleton also plans to donate to Jumpstart Your Heart, a non-profit organization that makes people aware of heart conditions that can lead to sudden death.
After deducting federal and state taxes, Singleton received $ 710,000.
Charging 47 Shell Station, in Baton Rouge, where Singleton purchased its good luck ticket, has received a $ 10,000 bonus for selling it – 1% of the price.
Cashiers Jerry Huggins and Charmaine Jackson at the garage have hung up a banner to indicate that they were a location that sold a winning ticket.
The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing of June 22 were 03-06-11-14-66 and the Powerball was 21.
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