Convent man’s scratch-off ticket pays $100,000

A Convent man won $100,000 on a lottery scratch-off ticket.

Mark Anderson, 51, said he bought a Louisiana Lottery Queen of Hearts ticket on the suggestion of a friend, Stephen Smith, according to a Louisiana Lottery news release.

Smith even provided Anderson the quarter he used to scratch off the $5 ticket, which was purchased at the Gonzales Super Stop on Airline Highway.

Anderson received $70,000 in prize money after federal and state taxes were withheld.

The Queen of Hearts game began in July 2012 with four top prizes of $100,000 to be awarded. One of those top prizes remains, the release says.

Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. Scratch-off game prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the announced game closure.