- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 74-year-old woman from Cullen has claimed the fifth Easy 5 jackpot of this year.

KALB-TV (https://bit.ly/1gjJVeY ) reports Elrecie Lewis’ ticket for the Feb. 1 drawing matched all five numbers for the $60,000 prize. Lewis said when she found out she won, she felt a calmness overcome her

Lewis claimed her winnings last week at the Louisiana Lottery’s regional office in Shreveport. She received $42,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld.

She says she plans to use her winnings to pay bills.

Lewis bought the winning ticket at Taylor’s Stop-n-Shop Inc. in Springhill. The store will get a selling bonus of $600, which is 1 percent of the prize.


Information from: KALB-TV, https://kalb.com

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