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Orlando man claims $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot

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By Todd Northrop

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Lottery announced Tuesday that James Caldwell of Orlando claimed a $46 million jackpot from the Dec. 18 drawing.

Caldwell chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $28,759,280, according to lottery officials.

Caldwell declined media requests for comment.

The winning numbers for the Dec. 18, 2013, Florida Lotto drawing were 2, 5, 9, 24, 34, and 40, with Xtra number 5?.

The lucky winner purchased his jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket at a Circle K on South Ferncreek Avenue in Orlando.

Officials say the store received a bonus commission of $160,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

The next Florida Lotto drawing will be held Wednesday at 11:15 pm for an $8 million jackpot.

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Posted: February 12, 2014, 9:17 am - IP Logged

Congrats!!! Enjoy your good fortune Thumbs Up Florida keeps giving winners publicity that they don't need or want. Wake up and smell the coffee, unwanted publicity sucks Thumbs Down

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

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    Posted: February 12, 2014, 9:20 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the lucky winner. Banana

    Most lottery winners take the cash option instead of the annunity.

    I don't chase money, money chase me!

      helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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      Posted: February 12, 2014, 9:50 am - IP Logged

      Congratulations Mr James Caldwell Spend WiselyParty

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        Posted: February 12, 2014, 10:09 am - IP Logged

        Congrats!!! Enjoy your good fortune Thumbs Up Florida keeps giving winners publicity that they don't need or want. Wake up and smell the coffee, unwanted publicity sucks Thumbs Down

        I just visited South Florida, and I know I was surrounded by many millionaires and multi-millionaires. How else could the same people play golf several times per week while driving nice luxury cars? But did that tempt me to go bother them? Not in the least. There is a simple remedy for publicity of this nature...just travel frequently. Only someone who stays put in one place so that all the vultures can circle and land makes this a possiblity. But I have never seen vultures keep up nor stay interested in a moving target.

        I will not mind people knowing my name if I win. I also would not mind people being familiar with my face if I win. The one thing all of those people would need to know is that I know how to say "NO!"

        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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          Posted: February 12, 2014, 10:49 am - IP Logged

          Wow another Florida winner!

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            Posted: February 12, 2014, 11:08 am - IP Logged

            Congratulations, James, on your tidy Florida Lotto jackpot win! Banana

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

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              Posted: February 12, 2014, 11:17 am - IP Logged

              $1 TURNED INTO $46 MILLION.

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              PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY- IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

               

               

              I AM SAVING $26,000 TO PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY.

               

               

              $10 Per Week X 52 Weeks=$520 Per Year X 50 Years=$26,000

              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/287439

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                Posted: February 12, 2014, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                Florida is churning out millionaires at a dizzying pace. I bet lottery sales are popping like oil in a frying pan. Wtg Florida lottery and congrats Mr Caldwell

                That money's gone fo ever

                  THRIFTY's avatar - 15 2B-%2B1
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                  Posted: February 12, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Florida is churning out millionaires at a dizzying pace. I bet lottery sales are popping like oil in a frying pan. Wtg Florida lottery and congrats Mr Caldwell

                  Alligators and Snakes population will growth along these new Florida lottery Millionaires.

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                  PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY- IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

                   

                   

                  I AM SAVING $26,000 TO PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY.

                   

                   

                  $10 Per Week X 52 Weeks=$520 Per Year X 50 Years=$26,000

                  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/287439

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                    Posted: February 12, 2014, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                    I bet it was a QP ticket not a own number like Lustig tells folks not to buy QP plays...

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                      Posted: February 12, 2014, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I bet it was a QP ticket not a own number like Lustig tells folks not to buy QP plays...

                      The lucky winner purchased his jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket at a Circle K on South Ferncreek Avenue in Orlando.

                      I don't chase money, money chase me!

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                        Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                        Wow another Florida winner!

                        Why are you surprised by that? It is the FLORIDA LOTTO game after all. I would think most all winners of the Florida Lotto would be Floridians. Occasionally, you may get a snowbird or vacationer luck up and win.

                        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                          Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

                          Why are you surprised by that? It is the FLORIDA LOTTO game after all. I would think most all winners of the Florida Lotto would be Floridians. Occasionally, you may get a snowbird or vacationer luck up and win.

                          THE LOTTERY IS RANDOM.

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                          PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY- IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

                           

                           

                          I AM SAVING $26,000 TO PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY.

                           

                           

                          $10 Per Week X 52 Weeks=$520 Per Year X 50 Years=$26,000

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/287439

                            THRIFTY's avatar - 15 2B-%2B1
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                            Posted: February 12, 2014, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                            The lucky winner purchased his jackpot-winning Quick Pick ticket at a Circle K on South Ferncreek Avenue in Orlando.

                            LOTTERY QUICK PICKS ARE A MONEY MACHINE.

                            US Flag

                             

                            PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY- IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

                             

                             

                            I AM SAVING $26,000 TO PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY.

                             

                             

                            $10 Per Week X 52 Weeks=$520 Per Year X 50 Years=$26,000

                            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/287439