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Florida woman claims $11 million Lotto jackpot

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Florida woman claims $11 million Lotto jackpot

Just what do you do with $6.1 million?

Titusville neighbors now have a chance to ask one of their own after 54-year-old Della Nelson claimed the state's coveted Florida Lotto prize Tuesday morning in Tallahassee.

Nelson chose a one-time lump sum of $6.1 million — before taxes — nearly a week after purchasing the winning ticket in the $11 million drawing, officials said.

"She came forward this morning," said Leslie Steele, a Florida Lottery spokeswoman.

Nelson purchased her winning ticket from the Circle K store at 200 Cheney Highway in Titusville. The store received $20,000 for selling the top-winning ticket for last Saturday night's lottery drawing.

"God blessed us with this money for a reason," said Nelson in a statement released by lottery officials.

Nelson and her husband said in a statement that they plan to build a new home and pay bills with the winnings.

The current Florida Lotto jackpot is $6 million, and will be drawn on Saturday.

Florida Today

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SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
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Posted: May 18, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

Man I cant wait til its me in this article!White Bounce  Congratulations to you folks spend it wisley!!

Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

 

Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: May 18, 2006, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winner. =)

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      Posted: May 19, 2006, 3:06 am - IP Logged

      Amen to that "  "Man I cant wait til its me in this article!White Bounce  Congratulations to you folks spend it wisley!!"

       

      Come on Tonight's the Night!!!!!!!!!

      --winner2b

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        Posted: May 19, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

        I wish God  will blessed me with a couple of $$ million $$