Fort Lauderdale trucker hits the jackpot
Florida's newest millionaire is a Fort Lauderdale truck driver, a habitual lottery player whose stepdaughter figures the $1 million in winnings may just get him even. He's been buying them his whole life. This is just all the money he's spent on them, said Kandice Marks, whose stepfather, Donald Ritacco, was driving back from Tallahassee on Monday.Ritacco, 48, bought his $10 ticket for the Florida Lottery's $1,000,000 Cash Spectacular scratch-off game Thursday at a Marathon gas station on Sta ...
Dec 16, 2003, 5:35 am - Lottery News forum
Pensacola Quick Pick hits jackpot
A new millionaire bought Saturday's winning Florida Lotto ticket at a Pensacola gas station.It's the first time a winning ticket has been purchased at the Albertsons Express gas station near the intersection of Nine Mile and Pine Forest roads.But unfortunately for the fortunate Quick Pick (computer generated) ticket holder, he or she will split Saturday's estimated $40 million jackpot with two other people who bought winning tickets in Miami and Royal Palm Beach, according to a Florida Lottery p ...
Dec 15, 2003, 6:42 am - Lottery News forum
Three tickets share $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot
Three tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $40 million, lottery officials said Sunday.The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Miami, Pensacola and Royal Palm Beach, officials said.A total of 265 tickets matched five numbers to win $3,668; 13,898 tickets matched four numbers for $56.50; and 261,685 tickets matched three numbers for $4.The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 1-4-8-12-45-48.Fantasy 5 PayoutsOne winner of the Fantasy 5 game will ...
Dec 15, 2003, 6:33 am - Lottery News forum
Lotto winner again sold in Royal Palm
For the second time in four months, a winning ticket in a Florida Lotto drawing was purchased in Royal Palm Beach.This time the jackpot was $40 million and the winner, who will share the prize with two other winning-ticket holders, was bought at BJ's Wholesale Club on State Road 7, Lotto officials said Sunday.As of Sunday evening, no one had been to the store to pick up a claim form, said store supervisor Colleen O'Hare. The store, which opened about three years ago, sells lottery tickets in its ...
Dec 15, 2003, 6:31 am - Lottery News forum
$40 Million Florida Lotto Jackpot
The Florida Lotto Jackpot has rolled over seven times to an estimated $40 million.The next Florida Lotto drawing is this Saturday, December 13, at 11 p.m. EST. This series of rollovers began with the Wednesday, November 19 drawing, when the estimated Jackpot rolled from $3 million to $6 million.The $40 million Florida Lotto jackpot is the 28th highest Jackpot in Florida Lotto history.If a sole winner chooses to take the jackpot over 30 years, it would pay an estimated $1,333,333 per year for th ...
Dec 12, 2003, 5:42 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $32 million
No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $32 million, lottery officials said Sunday.A total of 99 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,950.50; 7,047 tickets matched four numbers for $79; and 147,077 tickets matched three numbers for $5.The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 13-17-33-34-40-49.Four winners of the Fantasy 5'' game will collect $65,659.16 each.The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Kissimmee, McDavid, Mia ...
Dec 8, 2003, 4:39 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lotto jackpot hits $18 million
No one ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers Saturday, and the jackpot will roll over to $18 million, lottery officials said Sunday.A total of 126 tickets matched five numbers to win $3,967.50; 7,725 tickets matched four numbers for $52.50; and 131,881 tickets matched three numbers for $4.The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday night: 2-3-15-21-33-41.
Dec 1, 2003, 5:44 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $14 million
No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $14 million, lottery officials said Thursday.A total of 99 tickets matched five numbers to win $3,955; 4,780 tickets matched four numbers for $66.50; and 96,271 tickets matched three numbers for $4.50.The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Wednesday: 3-11-15-22-41-52.
Nov 28, 2003, 6:25 am - Lottery News forum
$24,000 stolen in lottery scheme
Authorities are looking for a man and woman who duped a Lake Worth-area, Florida businessman into withdrawing $24,000 from his bank in a scheme involving a winning lottery ticket.Sheriff's detectives said the woman approached Claro Hernandez on Sept. 15, claiming she was an illegal immigrant. She asked if he knew of an office in West Palm Beach that offered immigration services. Hernandez, 62, a restaurateur, said he did not. But as the two spoke, a man walked up and joined the conversation, Det ...
Nov 26, 2003, 4:19 am - Lottery News forum
Longtime Florida Lotto Player Finally Hits $6 Million Jackpot
I was crying and laughing, and my knees went weak when I realized I had won - Margaret Ann Welch, Florida Lotto Jackpot WinnerA custodian for the Brevard County School Board, who's been playing Florida Lotto since it started 15 years ago, today claimed the estimated $6 million Lotto jackpot from the Saturday, Nov. 15 drawing.Margaret Ann Welch, 50 of Cocoa, traveled to Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee this morning to collect her prize. She could have received her winnings in 30 annual inst ...
Nov 21, 2003, 5:03 am - Lottery News forum