Lottery players in Louisiana have been using the multi-state lottery games of Powerball and Mega Millions as their personal fast track to financial security here lately. Over the weekend a Powerball ticket worth $100,000 was sold in Moss Bluff and Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing produced another big money winner in Louisiana.

A Mega Millions ticket sold in Mamou at Mamou Shell on 6th Street is worth $40,000. That ticket matched four of the white balls, the Megaball, and the ticket had opted to exercise the Megaplier option.

The numbers in the Tuesday, April 17th drawing for the Mega Millions game were:

12-34-44-47-65 MB 22 with a 4X Megaplier.

Both multi-state lottery games, Powerball and Mega Millions, are continuing to see their top prizes grow. There was no big winner in the April 18th drawing for Powerball so that jackpot is now an estimated $142 million for Saturday night's drawing. The Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be at $80 million by the time the drawing for that prize happens on Friday night.