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Florida woman cashes $21M Lotto ticket

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: Florida woman cashes $21M Lotto ticket

Aleyda Montes de Oca, 54, of Key Largo, claimed the $21 million Florida Lotto jackpot — the biggest haul of the year so far — from the drawing held on April 28.

The $21 million Lotto jackpot is a bit of a rarity nowadays. Seven of the eight other winners so far this year have been under $10 million, and the eighth was "only" $12 million. Since Powerball came along, the jackpots aren't zooming up there as fast.

She bought her ticket at Tropical Supermarket, 28945 South Dixie Highway in Homestead. The store received a bonus commission of $70,000 for selling the winning ticket. The store has had 293 wins of $600 or more since 1993, according to the lottery database at Sun-Sentinel.com/lotteryData.

She chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $14,472,660.99. The numbers were 1-15-22-27-31-43.

For a limited time only, players who purchase at least $5 in Florida Lotto tickets will have a chance to win additional prizes. Some will instantly win $50; all others will receive a voucher they can enter in the Gas for Life Promotion on the Florida Lottery's website. The Lottery is conducting weekly drawings where 50 players win Gas for a Month ($300) and five players win Gas for a Year ($3,600). All entries received by July 11 will be eligible for the grand prize drawing, in which one winner will receive $3,600 a year in gas cards for life or a cash option of $72,000, less applicable taxes.


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Cletu$2's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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Posted: June 6, 2012, 8:46 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to Aleyda Montes de Oca for the lottery win.I'm guessing that the reason for taking over a month before claiming the prize was to get her "ducks in a row".Smart move.

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    Lavender Rocket

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    Posted: June 6, 2012, 8:49 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winner!  Cheers

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      Posted: June 6, 2012, 9:09 am - IP Logged


        dpoly1's avatar - driver
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        Posted: June 6, 2012, 9:56 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to Aleyda Montes de Oca!

        Nice win!

        Dance I can hear some Latin Jazz playing in the background ...........

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          Posted: June 6, 2012, 11:18 am - IP Logged

          Congrats Mrs. Aleyda.....Thumbs Up

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            Posted: June 6, 2012, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

            Not a bad prize at all. Congrats!


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              HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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              Posted: June 6, 2012, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations, Ms. Oca, on your apx. $13.67M -- after U.S.A. Federal Income Tax (and possibly some deductible donations) -- Florida Lotto jackpot win!


              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!


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                Posted: June 7, 2012, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                Love the 99 cents LOL

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                  Posted: June 7, 2012, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats on cashing Cheers

                  $21M buys alot of coffee & muffins

                  "You have to be in it to win it!"

                    sully16's avatar - sharan
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                    Posted: June 8, 2012, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the lucky lady, enjoy.

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