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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
Columbus Ohio
United States
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March 25, 2006
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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!!



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


    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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

    Congrats to the winner. =)


      United States
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      September 3, 2004
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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!!!!!!!!!


        North Brunswick NJ
        United States
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        May 8, 2006
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        Posted: May 19, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

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