It sure has been a good year, so far, for Travis Barnes of Napoleonville, Louisiana.
Barnes had always told his mother that she was dreaming when she would fantasize aloud about what she could do if she won the Lottery.
They are doing more than dreaming now that the 21-year-old won the $85,805 Easy 5 jackpot from the Jan. 16 drawing, which he claimed at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Barnes said he plans to use his winnings to purchase a car for himself and move his family to a new house.
He joked that he may even “splurge” on buying lunch for his family on their ride back home to Napoleonville.
Barnes received $60,063 after federal and state taxes were withheld.
He said that until recently he usually only played Powerball, but he decided to give Easy 5 a try.