Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
The time is now 12:36 pm
You last visited November 24, 2014, 12:31 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Florida man wins multimillion lottery jackpot for 2nd time

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Florida man wins multimillion lottery jackpot for 2nd time
55
Rating:

By Todd Northrop

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A U.S. man who won a multimillion-dollar jackpot playing the Florida Lotto has done it again.

The Florida Lottery says 67-year-old James Bozeman Jr., of Orlando, has claimed a $3 million jackpot from the drawing held on Aug. 31, 2013.

Bozeman chose to receive his winnings in annual payments of $100,000.00 for the next 30 years.

Last year, Bozeman claimed a $10 million jackpot.

He purchased both winning tickets from the same convenience store — 7-Eleven, located at 5650 Hansel Avenue in Edgewood.

The retailer received a bonus commission of $15,000 for selling this jackpot-winning ticket and a $40,000 bonus for selling last year's jackpot-winning ticket. All Florida Lottery retailers receive a bonus commission for selling jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO tickets. The bonus commission starts at $10,000 and increases by $5,000 with each rollover.

Bozeman says he started using a different set of numbers since the last time he won and is looking forward to picking a third lucky set for the next drawing.

The winning numbers for the Aug. 31 drawing were 10, 11, 12, 17, 28, and 46, with Xtra number 4?.

The next Florida Lotto drawing will be Saturday night, Nov. 2, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $24 million jackpot.  The winning numbers will be published on Lottery Post's Florida Lottery Results page soon after the drawing.

Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

71 comments. Last comment 12 months ago by jamella724.
Page 1 of 5
dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
Oklahoma
United States
Member #82391
November 12, 2009
5484 Posts
Offline
Posted: October 31, 2013, 10:57 am - IP Logged

WOW!!!!!! Congratulation Mr. Bozeman Thumbs Up

I Love Pink & Green 1908

    mypiemaster's avatar - peace
    He who dies with the most toys WINS!!!.

    United States
    Member #141039
    April 2, 2013
    722 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: October 31, 2013, 11:18 am - IP Logged

    ...67 year old man,

    ...won $10M last year,

    ...claimed $3M this year, and chose 30yr annuity{dreaded and cursed on LP},

    ...hmmm....paradigm shift?. CONGRATULATIONS LUCKY DUDE!!!.Shocked

    Seekand ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

    Having Money Solves Problems That Not Having Money Creates Yes Nod ****John Carlton****

      Avatar

      United States
      Member #106137
      February 13, 2011
      17 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: October 31, 2013, 11:21 am - IP Logged

      I didn't understand his choice of the annuity either. But good for him. Maybe I need to start buying tickets like a retiree.

        HaveABall's avatar - rocket

        United States
        Member #72448
        March 18, 2009
        1008 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: October 31, 2013, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

        I didn't understand his choice of the annuity either. But good for him. Maybe I need to start buying tickets like a retiree.

        How does a "retiree" buy lottery tickets?

        Shocked

        Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

          JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

          United States
          Member #4121
          March 23, 2004
          799 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: October 31, 2013, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

          WTG!  Very lucky man!!! :)

            noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
            Bay Area/ California
            United States
            Member #136482
            December 12, 2012
            2127 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: October 31, 2013, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

            How does a "retiree" buy lottery tickets?

            Shocked

            Legitimate question.
            When was the last time you saw a 20 something claiming a jackpot? It would seem that the people winning are much older- consider another Floridian named  Gloria * 84 years old who won a boatload with a single ticket.
            Whatever the reason l congratulate this individual. As " OnlyMoney" puts it " 99.9 percent of folk will never win in their lifetime- this person has done it twice, what does that tell you?
            Anything is possible.

            * l think he took the annuity so he could leave the " rest" to family who do survive him- imho.

              Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
              Chief Bottle Washer
              New Jersey
              United States
              Member #1
              May 31, 2000
              21617 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: October 31, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

              Nobody noted yet that he won by playing the same numbers every drawing.

               

              Check the State Lottery Report Card
              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

              Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
              Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                Greg2117's avatar - Lottery-035.jpg
                New York
                United States
                Member #145711
                August 12, 2013
                109 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: October 31, 2013, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                Too bad he doesn't have that much time left to live to enjoy the money.

                "When you begin to see, then you begin to feel. And when you begin to feel, then you begin to believe".

                  Greg2117's avatar - Lottery-035.jpg
                  New York
                  United States
                  Member #145711
                  August 12, 2013
                  109 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: October 31, 2013, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                  Legitimate question.
                  When was the last time you saw a 20 something claiming a jackpot? It would seem that the people winning are much older- consider another Floridian named  Gloria * 84 years old who won a boatload with a single ticket.
                  Whatever the reason l congratulate this individual. As " OnlyMoney" puts it " 99.9 percent of folk will never win in their lifetime- this person has done it twice, what does that tell you?
                  Anything is possible.

                  * l think he took the annuity so he could leave the " rest" to family who do survive him- imho.

                  That's becuase most old folks have nothing else to do so they spend more time playing the lotto and bingo. Younger people do win jackpots but there is hardly any news about them. Just last year there was a 28 year od who won $35 million  in Toronto, and a 22 yeard old winning $30 million in meag millions.

                  "When you begin to see, then you begin to feel. And when you begin to feel, then you begin to believe".

                    Epistrophy's avatar - pengi
                    San Diego, CA
                    United States
                    Member #112373
                    June 17, 2011
                    179 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: October 31, 2013, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Congratulations, Mr. Bozeman. 

                    At this point, he can probably afford to buy his namesake town in Montana.

                    I didn't see in the article whether he had also taken the annuity on the previous win.  I hope he took the cash value on the first one, unless he's planning to buy a whole lotta Geritol when he's 99.

                    Led Zep: "Wanna whole lotta Geritol..."

                    Isn't that how it goes?

                      noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
                      Bay Area/ California
                      United States
                      Member #136482
                      December 12, 2012
                      2127 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: October 31, 2013, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                      Nobody noted yet that he won by playing the same numbers every drawing.

                      I think he mentioned using a different set of numbers on this recent win Todd ( 7th para) and plans changing it again for his next win
                      At least that is how it looks to me, but as always l am open to correction.

                        noise-gate's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcR91HDs4UJhjxO7cmeMQWZ5lB_FOcMLOGicau4V74R45tDgPWrr
                        Bay Area/ California
                        United States
                        Member #136482
                        December 12, 2012
                        2127 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: October 31, 2013, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                        True Greg- but it seems more newsworthy when one reads that these 20 somethings blew it all away on drugs, fast cars & mansions.

                          Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
                          Chief Bottle Washer
                          New Jersey
                          United States
                          Member #1
                          May 31, 2000
                          21617 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: October 31, 2013, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I think he mentioned using a different set of numbers on this recent win Todd ( 7th para) and plans changing it again for his next win
                          At least that is how it looks to me, but as always l am open to correction.

                          No, I'm aware in the article it mentions that -- I wrote the article.

                          I'm saying that nobody mentioned it so far in the comments.  Seems to me to be one of the most important points in the story.

                           

                          Check the State Lottery Report Card
                          What grade did your lottery earn?

                           

                          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

                            haymaker's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
                            egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
                            United States
                            Member #112972
                            June 29, 2011
                            3217 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: October 31, 2013, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                            How does a "retiree" buy lottery tickets?

                            Shocked

                            Very carefully,

                            after all you may be on a fixed income. LOL

                            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.