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Florida lottery winner of $2 million prize credits pregnant dog for win
Man's best friend is a lucky dog By Kate Northrop 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
Jun 23, 2022, 1:13 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Should you move to California to win the lottery?
New York, New Jersey and Florida oh my! By Kate Northrop A winner from New York? Again? Oh, someone won the jackpot! Let me guess California. It's always someone from New Jersey... How many times have you heard that someone won Mega Millions or Powerball only to find out that the winner is from one of these three states? Everyone dreams about winning the lottery so does this mean you should pack your bags and move to California to make it come true? WATCH: Should you mo
May 27, 2022, 6:11 pm - Lottery News

Florida lottery winner discovers unemployment benefits collected by imposter
Charles Dennis Engelhardt's legacy of state lottery winnings took a strange turn this month when Florida's unemployment offices (DEO) and Florida Lottery withheld his $600 Florida Lotto X winnings to cover part of a current debt balance of $1,799 for an unemployment overpayment. Engelhardt told News 6 the notices made no sense because he and his wife retired in early 2014 and have had no reason to collect unemployment benefits over the last 8 years. We were making close to what we were m
May 20, 2022, 7:03 pm - Lottery News

Miami man is Florida's newest millionaire after playing Jackpot Triple Play
A Miami man is Florida's newest millionaire after hitting it big playing the state lottery's Jackpot Triple Play game. Daniel Alvarez, 49, claimed the $1.95 million jackpot after winning the February 25th drawing. He chose to receive his winnings in a one time lump-sum payment of $1,492,240.62. Alvarez purchased his Jackpot Triple Play with Combo Quick Pick ticket from La Esquina Tropical, at 1060 Southwest 8th Street in Miami. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling it.
May 16, 2022, 3:04 pm - Lottery News

Florida lottery winner of $1 million prize wants only one thing with winnings
Veteran doesn't have a long wish list By Kate Northrop A Florida veteran wants to spend his prize money on one big item after scooping up $1 million on a Florida Lottery scratch-off, but he'll have a lot left over. Although James Musselwhite of Sarasota won a million dollars in the lottery, he doesn't have a long wish list of things he'd like to buy. The veteran had quite the bout of luck when he stopped at Circle A Food Place on Bahia Vista Street in Sarasota, where he bought
Apr 27, 2022, 2:21 pm - Lottery News

Convicted murderer Dee Dee Moore in support of anonymous lottery claims in Florida
Moore says having lottery winners' identities revealed puts a target on them By Kate Northrop The woman who was convicted for killing Florida Lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare said in a phone interview that she supports anonymous prize claims as a measure to protect lottery winners from harm. Dee Dee Moore, now 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder and possessing and discharging a firearm on Dec. 10, 2012 after prosecutors argued that she swindled and then killed Shakespeare
Mar 2, 2022, 5:54 pm - Lottery News

$50 scratch-off lottery trend takes off in multiple states
Is your state the latest to add a $50 scratch-off? By Kate Northrop Lottery players are seeing the dawn of a new era in the lottery industry where $50 scratch-off tickets are now becoming the most expensive games one can reach for at a lottery retailer. More of the most expensive scratch-off tickets yet are making their way to retailer shelves across multiple states, and players will have to shell out some serious cash for these. Among the jurisdictions who recently announced t
Feb 16, 2022, 8:20 pm - Lottery News

Bill granting limited lottery winner anonymity passes in Florida House
New legislation offers temporary reprieve from public eye for wins over a certain amount By Kate Northrop The Florida House passed a bill that would allow lottery winners of $250,000 and over to keep their identity hidden from public eye for 90 days. On Wednesday, the Florida House voted nearly unanimously to pass a lottery bill that prevents winners of $250,000 or more from having to divulge their identity for a limited amount of time. With a vote of 114-1, there was little to
Feb 7, 2022, 12:37 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Florida Lottery scratch-off haul in Miami Beach
We made a pit stop at a local Lottery retailer that turned out to be pretty famous By Kate Northrop Missing that warm summer breeze in the dead of winter? Wishing you could dip your toes in that turquoise water? Yearning to kick back and soak up the sun with a good book? Come take a quick tour of Miami Beach with us while we go on the hunt for a local Lottery retailer to complete our latest scratch-off haul! Of course, we have to try out the lottery whenever we visit other states,
Dec 30, 2021, 4:58 pm - Lottery News

Florida Lottery announces new Cash Pop draw game
New lottery game will replace Fast Play in January By Kate Northrop The Florida Lottery announced that it will be adding a new draw game to its lineup next month that will offer five daily drawings and a unique way of winning by matching one number. There's a new sort of draw game coming to Florida, one that has risen in popularity among lottery players in other jurisdictions and will take its place in the Sunshine State next. In January, Florida players will be able to try out
Dec 23, 2021, 5:53 pm - Lottery News

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