BATON ROUGE, La. - A Chalmette resident is a half million dollars richer Wednesday, after claiming the lotto jackpot of $525,000 from the May 28 drawing.
Joseph Long, 64, collected $367,500 after state and feDeral tax withholdings were taken out.
The quick pick winning ticket was sold at Super Discount Store on Paris Road in Chalmette. The store will receive $5,250, which is 1 percent of the prize money as a selling bonus.