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Alabama man wins Florida Lotto

James Kenneth Marlowe of Demopolis, Alabama is $9 million richer after he chose the winning numbers for Florida's Florida Lotto, claiming the Sept. 4 lotto jackpot, estimated at $18 million.

Marlowe, a self-employed electrician, chose to take his winnings in a one-time lump sum payment option, in the amount of $9,762,144. He purchased his winning Florida Lotto ticket at: State Line O'Yes Lotto in McDavid, Escambia County. The winning numbers were: 01 - 06 - 08 - 11 - 12 - 37.

According to Marlowe, he has played the exact same numbers since the Florida Lottery began more than 16 years ago. He said he checked the winning numbers in the newspaper and then again at the Florida Lottery's Web site and still could not believe he had won. He then went to the retailer that he had bought his ticket from to confirm that the winning ticket had been sold from State Line O'Yes Lotto.

The 51-year-old said he plans to pay off debts, share his new wealth with his family and church and invest the remainder of his winnings.

Marlowe was reportedly still vacationing in Florida Wednesday and could not be reached for further comment.

According to Florida Lotto, total ticket sales for this jackpot generated approximately $11.8 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF). Since 1999, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $4.8 billion to the EETF. This brings the Lottery's commitment to education revenue contributions to more than $14 billion to date. The Florida Lottery was created by a constitutional amendment in 1986 for the purpose of allowing Floridians to benefit from significant additional moneys for education.

Marlowe is the 31st Florida Lotto winner to purchase a winning ticket in Escambia County. He is the 761st Florida Lotto winner since 1988.

Demopolis Times

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Posted: September 9, 2004, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

i've also been playing the same set of numbers--only, i've been doing it just for a year.

PLEASE don't make me wait 16yrs!!!!!

GBTN

--winner2b


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    Posted: September 9, 2004, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

    It's a good thing he didn't win during the annuity-only era.

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      Posted: September 10, 2004, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

        "According to Marlowe, he has played the exact same numbers since the Florida Lottery began more than 16 years ago."

      Now we know why so many lottery winners are near retirement age.

      RJOh

      * you don't need more tickets * 
      * just the right ticket * 
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        Posted: September 11, 2004, 1:50 am - IP Logged

        it goes to show you that having faith in stuff pays off.

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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          Posted: September 11, 2004, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

          True but not everyone wants to wait 10-20 yrs to win a Jackpot especially when there are plenty of stories of players winning the very first time they bought a ticket.There are those who are lucky enough to win the first time they play whether it's from numbers they got in a Dream,picked out of there head,or selected out of a hat or from some lottery shaker pen.Then there's the others that Religiously play the same numbers over and over and over and over until they hit.So bascially you have 2 categories of players that you can choose to put yourself in the "Lucky Players" that find ways to win "NOW" or the "Probability Players" who will select significant numbers and play them until they hit which according to probabilty maybe slated to hit in the next 5,10 or 20 yrs.I think I'd rather be in the "Lucky Players" category by trying new things instead of playing the same numbers continuously.

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            Posted: September 11, 2004, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

             

             

              he  he  won  in  pensacla  fl 

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                Posted: September 11, 2004, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                i'd love to win a lotto wit

                ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                  Posted: September 13, 2004, 11:18 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by Pick-4_Master on September 11, 2004


                  True but not everyone wants to wait 10-20 yrs to win a Jackpot especially when there are plenty of stories of players winning the very first time they bought a ticket.There are those who are lucky enough to win the first time they play whether it's from numbers they got in a Dream,picked out of there head,or selected out of a hat or from some lottery shaker pen.Then there's the others that Religiously play the same numbers over and over and over and over until they hit.So bascially you have 2 categories of players that you can choose to put yourself in the "Lucky Players" that find ways to win "NOW" or the "Probability Players" who will select significant numbers and play them until they hit which according to probabilty maybe slated to hit in the next 5,10 or 20 yrs.I think I'd rather be in the "Lucky Players" category by trying new things instead of playing the same numbers continuously.


                  people who win on their first ticket piss me off.

                  I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                    Posted: September 14, 2004, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                    I hear you Brother!!!!!!!!!


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                      Posted: September 18, 2004, 9:41 am - IP Logged

                      Wonder how he made out during Ivan.