Mississippi man claims Louisiana's Easy 5 jackpot - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Mississippi man claims Louisiana's Easy 5 jackpot

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 48-year-old Mississippi man has claimed Louisiana's $367,831 Easy 5 jackpot for the Dec. 4 drawing.

Joseph Mangino, of Carriere, Miss., says he thought he was having a heart attack when he realized his ticket held the winning numbers, which were: 18, 24, 30, 34 and 35. Mangino says winning is the most exciting thing to happen to him since the birth of his child.

After federal and state taxes were withheld, lottery officials Tuesday said Mangino received $257,481. He says he plans to use the money to buy a new home for his parents.

The winning ticket was purchased from Riverside Travel Center in Pearl River. The store will get a 1-time selling bonus of $3,678 - 1% of the jackpot.

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