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Man claims $16M Florida Lotto prize

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Played new Lotto feature to up his winnings by $10 million

First winner of Lotto Plus feature

A Bradenton, Florida, man Monday stepped forward to claim his winnings for a $16 million lottery ticket.

Charles E. Hill, 56, took the one-time, lump-sum payment of $9,072,011 on the ticket he purchased May 10 at Bud's Mini Mart, 1000 Carlton Arms Blvd., according to a Florida Lottery press release.

Hill purchased a $2 ticket that upped his winnings by $10 million over the $6 million jackpot. He was the first lottery winner in the Lotto Plus jackpot since it was introduced March 2.

"I will continue playing Florida Lotto," Hill said, according to the press release, "But I think I will start buying the $3 Lotto Plus from now on."

The Florida Lotto game offers players three levels of jackpots. A ticket purchaser can choose to pay $1 and be eligible for the posted jackpot, which starts at $3 million and rolls over to the next drawing if no one matches all six of the winning numbers.

A Lotto player also can purchase a $2 ticket and add $10 million to the jackpot if the six numbers are picked, or play the $3 ticket and have $25 million added to the winnings.

Hill is the fifth Florida Lotto winner to purchase a winning ticket in Manatee County since the game started in 1988 and the 938th overall.

Jay Patel, owner of Bud's Mini Mart, will receive $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.

"I saw him the other day, and he didn't say anything to me," Patel said. "But a co-worker came into the store before that and said Chuck had quit his job."

Hill worked at Southern Comfort Heating and Cooling, 410 22nd St. E., said Service Manager Paula Dodd.

"This is a fabulous thing for him," Dodd said. "We all wish him luck."

She said Hill was a gentleman and very kind to his co-workers and customers.

"He is very dependable and always on time," Dodd said. "We'll miss him very much."

Patel said he remembers selling the ticket to Hill.

"It's all coming together now," said Patel, who did not know about Hill claiming the prize until contacted Monday morning by the Bradenton Herald.

Hill chose to take the lump sum option, but he could have spilt his winnings into part lump sum and part annuity because he bought a Lotto Plus ticket, said Florida Lottery spokeswoman Jennifer Greene.

"The winnings come out of two different prize pools," Green said. "It's good because if your not as responsible as you thought you were and go through your winnings, you still have a regular income from the annuity."

Although Hill often purchases Quick Pick tickets, where the computer picks the numbers, this time he chose his own numbers, he told Florida Lottery officials.

The winning numbers were 11-15-22-23-25-42.

The next Florida Lotto drawing will be held at 11 p.m. Wednesday and has a $9 million jackpot for a $1 ticket.

Bradenton Herald

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Posted: May 21, 2008, 7:48 am - IP Logged

"But I think I will start buying the $3 Lotto Plus from now on." LOL

"But a co-worker ... said Chuck had quit his job." No No gossipy, aren't they?

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    Posted: May 21, 2008, 9:01 am - IP Logged

    Wise $2 investment. = $16 million!

     

    Wow!

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      Posted: May 21, 2008, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      I'm sure he is happy that he decided to add that extra dollar. Yes Nod

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        Posted: May 21, 2008, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

        what ticks me off about the whole, add 1 or 2 dollars is: If you spend the extra $$$ and get 5 out of 6 numbers you still win the same lousy five or so grand.  I think it should be upped all across the board. 

         

        They are making a KILLING off of this.  I will never pay more than $1 for my Fla lotto numbers.

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          Posted: May 21, 2008, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

          I use to carry mail in Bradenton and know where he bought the ticket..Good for Charley and at his age glad he is quitting his job and living off the money..That's I will do when I hit!!...


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            Posted: May 21, 2008, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

            Wise $2 investment. = $16 million!

             

            Wow!

            Like everything in life, it always wise - when it works out.  For the thousands who lost their money, it wasn't aa wise investment. 

            This is just additional proof that the shiney lure never fails to attract the losers.  Buying a lottery tickets has three main characters: One, those that want the jackpot; Two, those that have a lower acievement goal, which is, take anything they can get, and Three, those who just spend money because they haven't brains enough to drop their drawers when they sit on the pot. When you are in category one, spending money on second place increase is foolish, buy two tickets and increase your chances for the jackpot.  When you are in catagory two, you must spent the extra money - because you don't plan to win a jackpot. If you are in category three, spend everything you have or just spend a dollar, it makes no difference.  The bad news, most winners are category three!  When they win, they have made zero plans to win, thus make dumb statements at their press conference.

            I am in category one, wishng I could downgrade to category three.  It would be cheapers, and my odds of winning would increase tremendously.

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              Posted: May 22, 2008, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

              Like everything in life, it always wise - when it works out.  For the thousands who lost their money, it wasn't aa wise investment. 

              This is just additional proof that the shiney lure never fails to attract the losers.  Buying a lottery tickets has three main characters: One, those that want the jackpot; Two, those that have a lower acievement goal, which is, take anything they can get, and Three, those who just spend money because they haven't brains enough to drop their drawers when they sit on the pot. When you are in category one, spending money on second place increase is foolish, buy two tickets and increase your chances for the jackpot.  When you are in catagory two, you must spent the extra money - because you don't plan to win a jackpot. If you are in category three, spend everything you have or just spend a dollar, it makes no difference.  The bad news, most winners are category three!  When they win, they have made zero plans to win, thus make dumb statements at their press conference.

              I am in category one, wishng I could downgrade to category three.  It would be cheapers, and my odds of winning would increase tremendously.

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                Posted: May 22, 2008, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                Like everything in life, it always wise - when it works out.  For the thousands who lost their money, it wasn't aa wise investment. 

                This is just additional proof that the shiney lure never fails to attract the losers.  Buying a lottery tickets has three main characters: One, those that want the jackpot; Two, those that have a lower acievement goal, which is, take anything they can get, and Three, those who just spend money because they haven't brains enough to drop their drawers when they sit on the pot. When you are in category one, spending money on second place increase is foolish, buy two tickets and increase your chances for the jackpot.  When you are in catagory two, you must spent the extra money - because you don't plan to win a jackpot. If you are in category three, spend everything you have or just spend a dollar, it makes no difference.  The bad news, most winners are category three!  When they win, they have made zero plans to win, thus make dumb statements at their press conference.

                I am in category one, wishng I could downgrade to category three.  It would be cheapers, and my odds of winning would increase tremendously.

                Do you feel the same way about the Megaplier? I have never bought a ticket that I didn't think, I could win this. My lotto tickets are not an impulse buy. So the idea that I could double, triple or quadruple my money, for a dollar more, makes sense.

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                  Posted: May 22, 2008, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                  I will buy my 3 bucks Ticket......

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                    Posted: May 22, 2008, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                    what ticks me off about the whole, add 1 or 2 dollars is: If you spend the extra $$$ and get 5 out of 6 numbers you still win the same lousy five or so grand.  I think it should be upped all across the board. 

                     

                    They are making a KILLING off of this.  I will never pay more than $1 for my Fla lotto numbers.

                    This is a jackpot game.  The smaller prizes are there so you can feel like you won something.  I don't understand why people play jackpot games to win second prize or lower prizes.   Maybe you don't understand how good this in-state game is compared to other states where you have to wait forever for the jackpots to grow!  Google "ring michigan"  and find the lottery link and look how long it takes a jackpot here to roll to 3 million dollars.  If I could pay a dollar or two extra so I didn't have to wait forever for the jackpot to grow I would.

                     

                    As far as never paying more than a dollar for a ticket maybe you should consider inflation in your figurings.

                    Anyway you have the choice there in Florida that nobody in any other state has yet.  You can pay 1,2, or 3 dollars and go for whatever jackpot level you want.  Choice is a good thing.


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                      RULE ONE: The lottery was created to T-A-K-E your money, not to reward you for gambling.  RULE TWO: See rule one.

                      The extra dollar gimmick was activated because studies show it would make money for the lottery.  The officials make bonuses whenever they make additional money.  Paying an extra dollar for a lower tier win is a guarenteed bonus maker for a Lottery Directory.

                      Once the ten ammendments were added to the U.S. Constitution, no one in the governemnt, city, state, or federal, has ever written a law that will be to your benefit or add to your freedoms.`  Everything from that days is written to make money for the government.  Remember, the government has no money and can only get money from willing citizens.  Thus, to keep a cushy six figure job, with undefinable medical and retirement benefits, they will tribble little amounts down to the masses.  That is one of the reason they allow the lottery.  They get more money and power over Americans.  Simple and plain.

                      When in doubt, see rule one.

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                        This is a jackpot game.  The smaller prizes are there so you can feel like you won something.  I don't understand why people play jackpot games to win second prize or lower prizes.   Maybe you don't understand how good this in-state game is compared to other states where you have to wait forever for the jackpots to grow!  Google "ring michigan"  and find the lottery link and look how long it takes a jackpot here to roll to 3 million dollars.  If I could pay a dollar or two extra so I didn't have to wait forever for the jackpot to grow I would.

                         

                        As far as never paying more than a dollar for a ticket maybe you should consider inflation in your figurings.

                        Anyway you have the choice there in Florida that nobody in any other state has yet.  You can pay 1,2, or 3 dollars and go for whatever jackpot level you want.  Choice is a good thing.

                        I guess i would just rather have 3 chances at winning 3 million than 1 chance at winning 12 million or whatever the top jackpot is.  I'm not a greedy person, i'll take the lower prize---it's more than I had to start with!!!


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                          I guess i would just rather have 3 chances at winning 3 million than 1 chance at winning 12 million or whatever the top jackpot is.  I'm not a greedy person, i'll take the lower prize---it's more than I had to start with!!!

                          As long as you can afford to loose money, it matters not how you throw it away. Three dollars instead of one dollar is the advantage of those who can afford to loose money. Buy a three dollar ticket or buy a one dollar ticket and a Hersey Bar.  Atleast with the Hersey Bar, you get some nutrition - and pleasure.

                          Remember, the goal of the lottery is to take as much money from you as possible.  Your goal is outwit all the experts and tremendous odds; only you get to spend real money proving your point and they get to keep your real money when your fail.  Who is right more often then not?

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                            Dupe AlertOh come on....it's just like Vegas builds all the casinos with the winners money.....LOL!!!