Gonzales man wins $269,243 prize from Easy 5 lotto ticket

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 9:00pm

Norbert Godchaux said it felt like a dream when he realized Monday morning that he had won the $269,243 Easy 5 jackpot prize from the Louisiana Lottery’s May 4 drawing.

The 64-year-old Gonzales resident said he won $65 on a few Lottery tickets last week and thought maybe it was his time to win big, though he admitted, “I was not expecting this.”

Godchaux’s Quick Pick Easy 5 numbers were 05-13-19-27-33. He received $188,470 after state and federal taxes were withheld. A classic car enthusiast, Godchaux explained that he lost two vintage cars due to flooding from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He said he has had his eye on a certain yellow sports car for some time now.

Godchaux purchased his winning ticket at Albertson’s #2742 on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge. The store will receive a one-time selling bonus of $2,692.43, which is 1 percent of the prize.

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