Feb. 27, 2014 – The Lousiana Lottery on Thursday announced that Lotto Lagniappe, a promotional game for Lotto players, will open Saturday, March 1.
Once per month, the Louisiana Lottery will hold a Lotto Lagniappe Raffle drawing to decide seven winners, including one lucky winner to receive a $50,000 Lagniappe prize.
Starting Saturday, when players purchase a $5 Lotto ticket for a single draw, a second ticket will print out with their Lotto purchase. That second ticket will have a seven-digit raffle number for Lotto Lagniappe printed on it.
The promotion will run from Saturday to June 30, and the final of four monthly drawings will be held July 1.
The first drawing, for which tickets purchased between March 1 and March 31 will be eligible, is scheduled for April 1.
Players who make a qualifying, $5 Lotto purchase should remember to grab their Lagniappe ticket too, because along with the one $50,000 top prize, there will be one second prize worth $5,000 and five third prizes worth $1,000.
And, while the Lotto Lagniappe drawings will only be held once a month, Lotto drawings are held twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
There are four prizes players can win on Lotto, including the progressive jackpot, which starts at $250,000 and grows each night nobody matches all six winning numbers.
“Now is the perfect time to give Lotto a try, especially since its jackpot has reached $1,150,000 for Saturday’s drawing” said Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson in a press release.