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2 tickets split $7 million Florida Lotto prize

Florida LotteryFlorida Lottery: 2 tickets split $7 million Florida Lotto prize

Someone in the Pensacola area just became a millionaire.

One of two winning tickets for Saturday's Lotto drawing was purchased at Bob's Superette No. 2 on Lillian Highway near the Perdido Bay Bridge.  A second winning ticket for the $7 million jackpot was purchased in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Florida Lottery press release.

Store owner Pearl Meszaros was excited Sunday to learn a customer was one of the winners.

"I think it's great," Meszaros said. "It's as if we won ourselves because it means a lot a customer did."

Customer Robert Santillanes, 44, of Lillian, Ala., said the first thing he would do if he won the money would be to buy a Dodge Viper and then find a financial planner.

"I play all the time," he said. "Probably more than I should. I hope the winner is someone I know."

The winning ticket is the second jackpot winner to be sold at the store.  In April 1999, Henry and Roberta Harris of Fairhope, Ala., purchased a ticket at Bob's Superette No. 2 to earn a piece of a $7 million jackpot.

Saturday's winning numbers are: 10-18-25-26-28-41. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize.

Pensacola News Journal

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Posted: February 3, 2004, 9:10 am - IP Logged

But only 60 days (from the drawing) to select cash-this goes for                Mega Money now as well.