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Florida lottery winner of $2 million prize credits pregnant dog for win

Jun 23, 2022, 1:13 pm

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Man's best friend is a lucky dog

By Kate Northrop

LIVE OAK, Fla. — A Florida man who won a $2 million top prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket is giving credit where credit is due — his pregnant pet dog.

Leonard Linton, 42, of Pinetta, says that it's thanks to his lovely little pooch, Ivy, that he won a $2 million prize in the Florida Lottery.

Recently while he was out, Linton received a call that his poor dachshund was not feeling well. He took a different route home to get to her as soon as possible.

He made a quick pit stop at the Stop N Shop grocery store on East Howard Street in Live Oak and picked up a lottery ticket from the Florida Lottery's $10 "100X The Cash" instant game while he was there.

That's when Linton knew he and Ivy were paw-sitively in for a big celebration.

"I still can't believe it," he told the Lottery after being asked whether he has any big plans. "This is life-changing, but I'm definitely getting Ivy a new kennel!"

He and his precious pup took a trip to Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee to collect the winnings, where Linton chose to receive his prize as a $1.645 million lump sum payment.

The Stop N Shop will receive a $4,000 bonus commission for selling the lucky ticket.

Following Linton (and Ivy's) win, there are currently five out of eight top prizes of $2 million remaining in the "100X The Cash" scratch-off game, which launched in January. There are also 12 out of 20 second-tier prizes of $100,000 and 64 out of 101 third-tier prizes of $10,000 left to claim.

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Dog gone good win! Whoof!

Don't Second Guess Your First Instinct. Go With You First Intuition. Jester

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    Simpsonville
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    Man's best friend without a doubt.

    What I've found and really like is so many of these winners went out on a whim and then won.   He took a different route home and struck gold!

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      Man's best friend without a doubt.

      What I've found and really like is so many of these winners went out on a whim and then won.   He took a different route home and struck gold!

      * Jeff: l am still waiting for either one of my Rottweilers to pick the winning jackpot numbers for me. I drew " paw-size " numbers on a huge piece of cardboard, laid it on the garage floor & threw bits of bacon on the cutout, have yet to nail down a real winner.

      * It's called " thinking outside the box" or cardboard box in this case.Cheers

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      * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        He gets a call his dog isn't feeling well. He takes a different route home to get to her as soon as possible, but he finds time along the route to buy a scratcher. LOL

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          Simpsonville
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          * Jeff: l am still waiting for either one of my Rottweilers to pick the winning jackpot numbers for me. I drew " paw-size " numbers on a huge piece of cardboard, laid it on the garage floor & threw bits of bacon on the cutout, have yet to nail down a real winner.

          * It's called " thinking outside the box" or cardboard box in this case.Cheers

          Clarabelle is with me when I play the lotto machine.   No help from her and few wins.

          A couple of nights ago decided to play ten PB with PP=$30 on line.  I didn't like the PB numbers one bit, all 13-19, yet didn't listen to my gut and hit purchase.   Not one dollar won either!!

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            dog was sick and he is playing the lottery tickets .Sounds like a real caring dog owner.

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              Doesn't look like the dog was on it's death bed, he's holding it with a $2 million dollar win.

              Good for him and his dog! 

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                awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww doggie get lot of treats now