Whether you play Powerball or Mega Millions you've got some really good reasons to be checking your tickets from recent drawings of both games. The past 10 days have seen big money payouts for tickets purchased in Maurice and Broussard.

On October 4th Louisiana Lottery officials announced that there was a ticket sold at Ray's Quick Stop in Maurice that is worth $50,000. The winning ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball to earn that prize. The winning numbers from that drawing were: 22-23-62-63-66 PB 24.

If you haven't checked your ticket from October 4th we encourage you to do so. Who knows with nine different ways for you to win you could have a few bucks floating around on your kitchen counter or in your car.

The Mega Millions winning ticket was from the October 3rd drawing. The big money ticket was purchased at Shop Rite #48 in Broussard. That's the one on Highway 90 by the way. The winning ticket is worth $5,000 since it matched four of the white balls and the Mega Ball in that drawing. The numbers from the October 3rd Mega-Millions game were 12-18-19-25- 67- MB 07.

The big money jackpots in both games continues to grow. In fact, tonight's Mega Millions drawing is worth $43 million. Tomorrow's Powerball game could have a single ticket winner of $143 million. If you do choose to play we hope you will do so responsibly.