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Florida lottery retailer sells two jackpot-winning Fantasy 5 tickets in back-to-back drawings
Unlikely occurrence in popular Florida draw game By Kate Northrop Over the weekend, two jackpot-winning Fantasy 5 tickets were sold at the same Florida Lottery retailer for two back-to-back drawings. One retailer in Hollywood, Florida sold two Fantasy 5 jackpot-winning tickets in a row, with both consecutive drawings taking place just less than a day apart. A Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 jackpot winners and retailer report detailed this unlikely occurrence. On Fri., June 21, one
Jun 24, 2024, 1:12 pm - Lottery News

Florida couple welcome newborn three weeks after winning $1 million in lottery
Winning the lottery accompanies delivery of healthy baby boy By Kate Northrop A Florida couple won the lottery twice first with a $1 million scratch-off prize, and then second with the delivery of a healthy baby boy three weeks later. The Florida Lottery announced last Tuesday that a Florida man collected a $1 million prize on a scratch-off game while accompanied by his then-pregnant partner and their family dog. John Stanhill, 46, of Jacksonville, had no idea that the $50 invest
Jun 19, 2024, 4:35 pm - Lottery News

Florida lottery winners suspect state "system error" is blocking prize payouts
Winners say the state is claiming they owe money for nonexistent debts Includes video report By Kate Northrop Florida lottery winners are increasingly expressing frustration over the claims process, with many players complaining that the state is blocking prize payouts and issuing notices of owed money for debts that do not exist. Lottery winners in Florida suspect that an error in the state's internal system is causing it to flag individuals for owed debts where none exist, halt
May 24, 2024, 7:46 am - Lottery News

Florida couple arrested for attempting to cash lottery ticket taped together to look like $1M winner
Million-dollar dreams ripped up when crudely fashioned ticket doesn't pass the test By Kate Northrop A Florida couple was arrested after they attempted to cash in a scratch-off lottery ticket that they had crudely taped together to look like it had won a $1 million prize. A Florida couple was arrested and now faces multiple felony charges after presenting a torn-up and retaped lottery ticket made to look like a $1 million winner to the Florida Lottery. Kira Enders, 36, and her bo
Apr 23, 2024, 6:52 am - Lottery News

$36 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida goes unclaimed
By Todd Northrop Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket last August in Florida has forfeited a life-changing $36 million prize payout after the winning ticket expired last week. No one stepped up to claim the prize from the August drawing before the Sunday, Feb. 11 deadline, rendering the Mega Millions lottery ticket void. As a result, the winner has no chance of claiming the winnings the ticket is now only worth the paper it was printed on, said Michelle Griner, a spok
Feb 20, 2024, 7:33 am - Lottery News

Florida man arrested after buying $31,000 worth of lottery tickets using company credit card
He didn't luck out with this one By Kate Northrop A Florida truck driver was arrested this week after getting caught racking up more than $31,000 on his company credit card to buy lottery tickets. Law enforcement put a stop to one Florida man's outrageous lottery spending habits after his company discovered he had used their credit card to spend over $31,000 on scratch-off tickets. Warren Alexander Johnson, 47, of Clearwater, was arrested on Monday and charged with conducting a s
Feb 8, 2024, 9:32 am - Lottery News

Florida LLC revealed to have claimed $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Temporary anonymity period is up By Kate Northrop The winner of the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot has been revealed following the 90-day grace period of anonymity given to lottery winners in Florida. The winner of the third-largest lottery jackpot in history, a $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn on Tues., Aug. 8, 2023, was won by a single ticket in Florida. Whoever claimed it had 90 days of anonymity before the Florida Lottery would release their name. Today, t
Dec 27, 2023, 6:36 pm - Lottery News

Just weeks left to claim $44 million Florida Lotto ticket
Major Florida Lottery prize is about to expire By Kate Northrop Time is running out to claim a $44 million Florida Lotto jackpot, with just mere weeks left for the winner to step forward before the winning ticket expires. A Florida Lotto jackpot worth $44 million might go unclaimed, with a little over two weeks left for the winner to come forward before it's gone for good. Just two days ago, a Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 prize worth more than $64,000 went unclaimed . Unless someone
Nov 24, 2023, 9:55 am - Lottery News

Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket worth over $64,000 to expire Wednesday
Prize will go by the wayside right before Thanksgiving By Kate Northrop A winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket worth over $64,000 is set to expire tomorrow if someone doesn't come forward to claim it. One lucky or not so lucky lottery player will lose out on claiming $64,564.01 from the Florida Lottery if they don't visit a Lottery District Office with the winning ticket before Thanksgiving. Someone bought a winning Fantasy 5 Quick Pick ticket at the Shell Food Mart on Southw
Nov 21, 2023, 3:16 pm - Lottery News

Alabama man wins $150,000 a year for life in Florida Lottery
Out-of-state player turns $5 and a trip to Florida into over $2 million By Kate Northrop An Alabama resident turned $5 and a trip to Florida into a lottery prize worth $150,000 a year for life. Gary Thomas, 49, of Dothan, Alabama, ended up leaving the state of Florida a millionaire thanks to a single scratch-off ticket. On Monday, the Florida Lottery announced that Thomas claimed a top prize worth $150,000 a year for life from a $5 scratch-off game called $150,000 a Year for Life
Oct 17, 2023, 12:14 pm - Lottery News

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