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Is the economy driving you to play the lottery?

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reports there were winners in the Louisiana Lotto and Easy 5 drawings on Saturday, although no one won the multi-state Powerball.

The winning Lotto ticket was purchased in Morgan City. The prize was $350,000. The winning Easy 5 ticket was bought in Kenner. The jackpot was $60,000.

The Louisiana Lotto will be an estimated $250,000 for the next drawing on Wednesday. The Easy 5 will be an estimated $50,000.

In the Powerball lottery, players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $25 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $40 million for Wednesday.

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