There’s a 72-year-old guy outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana named James Lapeze, whose house was damaged by the floods back in August.
It’s not clear how much damage he’s dealing with, but some areas were totally devastated. About 40,000 homes were flooded, and 13 people died.
But now James and his wife should have more than enough money to fix up their place . . . because he just hit the lottery for a MILLION BUCKS.
He’s been playing the lottery once a week for a while. And his Powerball ticket on October 1st matched five out of six numbers. So after taxes, they’ll get about $700,000.
He says they’ll also use some of the money to pay the rest of their house off. And then they’ll still have enough left over so he can finally retire.