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Laurel resident wins Louisiana’s $1 million Powerball Prize of 2015

Derick "Pete" Blakeney with his publicity check. Photo source: Louisiana Lottery Derick "Pete" Blakeney with his publicity check. Photo source: Louisiana Lottery
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Derick “Pete” Blakeney, 42, went to claim his $1 million winnings from Louisiana Lottery headquarters last week. 

Blackeney purchased a quick-pick ticket that matched all five white ball numbers, but missed the red Powerball number.

Blakeney told Louisiana Lottery that he purchased the winning ticket at Riverside Travel Center in Pearl River while on his way home from Comic Con in New Orleans.

 Blakeney recieved $700,000 after federal and state taxes were deducted, and the travel center collected a selling bonus of $10,000.

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