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Birthdays Pay Off Big For Tampa Man

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Birthdays Pay Off Big For Tampa Man

Manuel Pena gladly took his lumps.

Pena, a handyman, took a one- time lump sum payment of $342,244.50 after winning the May 13 drawing of Mega Money.

Pena, 51, of Tampa plans to buy a new truck, invest in real estate and spend his winings on family. He used birthdays of family members to choose the winning numbers.

He purchased the winning ticket at the Publix in Hillsborough Plaza. Pena's wife entered a 7-Eleven store to check on the numbers. She called her husband with the surprising news, a Florida Lottery press release said.

Tampa Tribune

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4 comments. Last comment 12 years ago by CASH Only.
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Maverick's avatar - yinyang
United States
Member #8242
October 29, 2004
1133 Posts
Posted: May 21, 2005, 1:00 am - IP Logged

They just love saying he/she won with birthday numbers don't they? I don't always use popular number selection techniques, but it'd be nice to see them say he/she won using such and such number selection methods by such and such maker.

    LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
    United States
    Member #7853
    October 15, 2004
    11338 Posts
    Posted: May 21, 2005, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

    i'd love to win using birtday numbers....


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      Member #1826
      July 11, 2003
      2645 Posts
      Posted: May 22, 2005, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

      I'll be playing all the games in Florida this week!

      (insert signature here)

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        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Posted: May 24, 2005, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

        Mega Money winners used to automatically be paid in lump sum.