If you wanted to dance with Lady Luck at least as far as winning the lottery is concerned I'd make sure to invite that gal to cut a rug here in Louisiana. Our state just seems to have some uncanny good luck when it comes to banking huge payouts on games like Mega Millions and Powerball.

The December 18th Mega Millions drawing is a great illustration of what I am talking about. Lottery officials say a ticket worth one million dollars was sold in Louisiana for last night's drawing.

The ticket in question managed to match all five of the white ball numbers that were drawn in last night's game. The ticket was one Mega Ball away from being a big jackpot winner. I am sure the ticket holder is having trouble being too mad about missing out on over 200 million dollars when the consolation prize is a cool one million.

The numbers that were drawn for December 18, 2018, were:

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The million dollar winner was sold in Houma at Savanne Food and Gas which is located at 2921 Savanne Road in Houma. There was no big jackpot winner from last night's drawing so when the ping pong balls drop again in the Mega Ball game the estimated jackpot will be an estimated $305 million.

Meanwhile, tonight's Powerball drawing has a jackpot that is nothing to sneeze at. Tonight lottery players could cash in on a jackpot of $262 million if the balls bounce in just the right way.

As always, play within your means and play responsibly should you choose to play at all.