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Florida Lotto winner bought ticket near Delray

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Florida Lotto winner bought ticket near Delray

As customers trickled in to the Farm Food Store in suburban Delray Beach on Sunday, the cashier occasionally would ask, "Did you win?"

Md Rafiqul Islam was referring to the $3 million jackpot of Saturday's Florida Lotto drawing.

The sole winning ticket had been sold at the convenience store on Jog Road south of Atlantic Avenue, lottery officials said.

"I have been asking people," Islam said as he handed change to a customer Sunday afternoon. "One woman said, 'My father is happy this morning. I'm not sure why. He used to play here. Maybe he won.' "

The woman was most likely joking, Islam said. As of Sunday night, no one had visited the store to pick up a claim form.

Someone out there got lucky with the following numbers: 2, 13, 14, 44, 45, 49.

Islam said this is not the first time the store has sold a winning ticket.

About three years ago, someone bought a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $125,000, he said.

Saturday's winning ticket is at least the fourth winner sold in Palm Beach County since September.

In December, a West Palm Beach couple won $7.6 million with a lottery ticket they purchased in Royal Palm Beach.

In November, a semi-retired accountant from Boynton Beach claimed a $15 million prize with a ticket he bought in suburban Delray Beach, and in September a Wellington couple won an estimated $21 million with a ticket they bought in Royal Palm Beach.

At least 66 winners have either lived in or bought their tickets in Palm Beach County.

In addition to Saturday's jackpot winner, 49 tickets matched five numbers to win $8,339.50; 3,545 tickets matched four numbers for $93.50; and 80,684 tickets matched six to win $5.50.

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