Pembroke Pines hits Lotto jackpot for a 4th time
Who said lightning can't strike twice?It hit in this city for the fourth time in 11 years on Saturday when a Florida Lotto ticket, a Quick Pick, matched all six numbers in the $27 million drawing.Because it was the only ticket in Florida with the right combination, 7-8-16-19-47-52, the person who bought the ticket in S.K. Ali's convenience store will get the entire pot.Ali late Sunday didn't know which of his customers beat the 22,957,480-to-1 odds, but the 40-year-old manager of the Columbus Fo ...
Aug 25, 2003, 3:31 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lotto jackpot rolls over to $21 million
No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto numbers, causing the current jackpot to roll over to $21 million, lottery officials said Sunday.A total of 88 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,464.50; 5,766 tickets matched four numbers for $80; and 122,103 tickets matched three numbers for $5.The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday: 9-11-33-43-46-53.
Aug 18, 2003, 3:33 am - Lottery News forum
No cameras, please! Big Lotto winner's shy
Money talks. But that doesn't mean Jacquelin Ferdinand has to.Florida's newest jumbo Lotto winner, who Monday morning claimed the second half of the $80.9 million jackpot, doesn't want any publicity.The jackpot was the 10th largest in state lottery history, and Ferdinand split it with a Hollywood couple. The $40.45 million each winning ticket received -- minus taxes, of course -- is the largest amount collected on any jackpot split two or more ways.Ferdinand, 55, told Lotto officials it was the ...
Aug 13, 2003, 3:36 am - Lottery News forum
Naples woman sues ex-husband for greater share of lottery winnings
Naples residents Helene and Marcel Imbert were the envy of residents across Florida 13 years ago.The numbers 3-33-34-40-43-47 landed the lucky couple nearly $12 million in Florida lottery winnings in 1990, propelling them onto the front pages of newspapers statewide.They looked happy, but restrained in the Associated Press photograph taken as they claimed their proceeds in Tallahassee.Marcel, 50, held their 2-year-old son. Helene, 24, stood an arm's length away.The uncomfortable distance between ...
Aug 3, 2003, 1:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida Man Claims $12 Million Jackpot
Seven years of playing the same lotto numbers paid off big for a Palm City (Martin County) man. Tuesday he redeemed the jackpot ticket from the June 18 Florida Lotto drawing worth an estimated $12 million.Keith Hansen, 50, a shop foreman from Palm City, traveled to Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee today to collect his prize. He could have received his winnings in 30 annual installments of approximately $400,000(1) per year, but instead he chose a lump-sum payment of $7,902,231.19.Total ticket ...
Jul 30, 2003, 3:49 am - Lottery News forum
Hollywood, FL couple wins half of $80.9 million Lotto prize
A Hollywood, Florida couple claimed half the $80.9 million Florida Lotto jackpot Tuesday at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee, choosing to reap their winnings in 30 annual installments of $1,349,000 each.Lottery officials identified the couple as William and Amy Bashert of Hollywood. The couple could not be located for comment late Tuesday afternoon. The winning ticket was purchased at Exxon Tiger Foot Mart in Fort Myers.''They were in disbelief. They were still numb,'' said Sheila Griffin, Lo ...
Jul 29, 2003, 5:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery manager resigns after charged with bribery
A Florida Lottery regional manager has resigned, just days after he was charged with seeking kickbacks from a Starke convenience store owner.Donnie Hamilton, manager of the 12-county lottery district headquartered in Gainesville, resigned Monday. Investigator said he offered to put Tony's Food Mart in Starke at the top of a waiting list for a lottery machine in exchange for a $1,500 bribe. He is charged with one count of bribery and one count of unlawful compensation for a government official. T ...
Jul 29, 2003, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Fla. Lottery Official Arrested on Bribery Charges
A Florida Lottery district manager was arrested on bribery charges Friday after allegedly accepting payment from a Gainesville store owner he thought was seeking preferential treatment in getting a lottery ticket machine. Instead, the store owner was helping the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which was monitoring the action and arrested Donnie Hampton, district manager of the Florida Lottery's Jacksonville-Gainesville office, said Sharon Gogerty, an FDLE spokeswoman. Hampton was accused ...
Jul 28, 2003, 3:37 am - Lottery News forum
Two tickets, from Miami and Fort Myers, share $75 million jackpot
Two tickets matched all six Florida Lotto numbers to share a jackpot of $75 million, lottery officials said Sunday.The winning tickets were bought in the cities of Fort Myers and Miami, officials said. A total of 381 tickets matched five numbers to win $4,802.50; 20,788 tickets matched four numbers for $71.50; and 417,176 tickets matched three numbers for $5.The two winning tickets were sold at the Exxon Tiger Food Mart in Fort Myers and Roque Station Enterprise in Miami.Both lucky ticket holder ...
Jul 28, 2003, 3:29 am - Lottery News forum