Cleaning their home to receive the family for Thanksgiving they found a winning lottery ticket worth nearly $2 million. So they verified the numbers and it was a big news, YES, they won ! Harold Ehrenberg said that he and his wife wanted to go to the lottery office right away to make sure they weren’t making a mistake, but it was a Saturday. But at the appropriate time their happiness was confirmed. The winning numbers for the June 6 Lotto drawing were 03-07-30-31-35-38. The winning ticket was purchased at International Market on Barron Street in Metairie.
They had left two weeks to claim the prize and they did it. Prizes for draw-style games must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing in which the prize was won. The couple received $1,274,313 after state and federal taxes were taken. The vendor of the winning ticket received 1 percent of the total prize: $17,948. The couple decided to not spend now the money but to hold them until they retire. The conlusion of the story ? “The most fun is going to be depositing that check!” Harold said.