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16 nurses split $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: 16 nurses split $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot

Sixteen Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center employees apparently are $6 million richer after picking all six of Saturday's winning Florida Lotto numbers.

The employees, who have not yet been identified, purchased the only winning ticket at the 7-11 at 12100 Three Oaks Parkway in Estero.

Margaret Chabris, spokeswoman for 7-11 stores, said a regular customer picked up the winning ticket on behalf of the employees and the group is planning to speak with the media after they pick up their money.

"I think they want to pick it up pretty quickly," she said.

The winning numbers were 1-5-18-22-27-50.

Lottery officials said the ticket was a quick pick and the store will receive $15,000 for selling the top prize.

News spread like wildfire through the hospital after the winners reported for their 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift Sunday. Even patients seemed to know what had happened.

"They are hard working girls," said EKG technician Barbara Reschke.

Employees said the 16 winners all worked as nurses on the third floor's north wing, which houses a cardiac unit.

Despite the excitement, work continued as normal in that unit, where two nurses sat at the main desk discussing medication for one patient Sunday afternoon.

They declined to comment on the lottery winnings, which will net each person roughly $375,000 before taxes.

There were 98 players statewide who matched five numbers, winning $4,032 each, while 5,386 matched four numbers and won $59.50, according to the Florida Lottery.

The news came two days after employees learned Southwest Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospital were being sold by Hospital Corporation of America to Lee Memorial Health System, effective Oct. 31. Employees learned about the $535 million deal after Lee's nine member board of directors unanimously approved the purchase.

Officials have said job offers will be extended to all of HCA's hospital employees at their current rate of pay.

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Posted: September 5, 2006, 11:33 am - IP Logged

Once again - it is too close for comfort for me

one of my lines:

1-6-15-23-28-40

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    Coastal Georgia
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    Posted: September 5, 2006, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    ...Yet another quick pick...so much for picking our own numbers. 

    BTW: Congratulations to the nurses. They are very hard workers and deserve their good fortune.

    DD

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: September 5, 2006, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

      Just what the Doctor Ordered: $$$ Big Grin

      Congrats to the Nurses! Party

        dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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        Posted: September 5, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

        So...they work in the cardiac unit.  I'm surprised none of them became patients!

        See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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          Posted: September 5, 2006, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

          Oooohh wooowww!!!!! A nurses dream come true!!!!

          Congratulations to the winners!!!

          litebets

          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

          Come on Jackpot!!!

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            Posted: September 5, 2006, 10:18 pm - IP Logged


            "LUV" thou$e$$

            "NURSE$$$$$"

            >>>>PSYKOMO

            LOL$$$$$$$$$$$$$

             

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              Posted: September 6, 2006, 4:57 am - IP Logged

              Thats pretty weak, for one 6 million is not that much money in the lottery world, and two they have to split it up 16 ways.  The florida lottery is weak

                konane's avatar - wallace
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                Posted: September 6, 2006, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                It's more money than they likely had before their win, so am sure they're all very grateful for their good fortune.  Congrats to the winners!!  WTG all!! Blue Angel  

                Good luck to everyone!

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                  Posted: September 6, 2006, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                  Thats pretty weak, for one 6 million is not that much money in the lottery world, and two they have to split it up 16 ways.  The florida lottery is weak

                  If they took cash value, after taxes comes to around $140k, which is over 2 years salary to them. Pretty nice bonus check if you ask me.

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                    Posted: September 6, 2006, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Thats pretty weak, for one 6 million is not that much money in the lottery world, and two they have to split it up 16 ways.  The florida lottery is weak

                    If that's weak, then you are pretty pathetic. Are these nurses supposed to be sad because they "only" won 6 million divided 16 ways?

                     I don't know about you, but I and many others would be thrilled to win a couple of hundred thou for wagering a couple of dollars.

                     And why is the Florida Lottery to blame for this? It could happen in any state. 

                     You must have a cloud of doom that follows you around.

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                      Posted: September 7, 2006, 4:42 am - IP Logged

                      If that's weak, then you are pretty pathetic. Are these nurses supposed to be sad because they "only" won 6 million divided 16 ways?

                       I don't know about you, but I and many others would be thrilled to win a couple of hundred thou for wagering a couple of dollars.

                       And why is the Florida Lottery to blame for this? It could happen in any state. 

                       You must have a cloud of doom that follows you around.

                      I Agree!

                      The payout was over 57%, so that certainly isn't "weak" and $212K is probably equal to 3 or 4 years salary for some of these nurses, maybe more.

                      "They declined to comment on the lottery winnings, which will net each person roughly $375,000 before taxes."

                      This cannot be right.  They chose a lump sum and the payout was $3.4M divided by 16 is around  $212K.  rdc137 is correct when he estimates they'll each receive a net of about $140K. Not bad.

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                        Posted: September 7, 2006, 5:05 am - IP Logged

                        i'll take 375,000 dollars any day.that isn't weak at all to me!

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                          Posted: September 7, 2006, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                          i'll take 375,000 dollars any day.that isn't weak at all to me!

                          I Agree!  Yep...

                           

                          Nice little cushion in the bank ...

                          DD

                           

                                                         

                                        

                           

                           

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                            Posted: September 7, 2006, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                            I am surprise (a little dissappointed) that it was quick picks..On Tv it says that they have been playing for about a year...I thought that they pool in everytime they play...

                             

                             

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