Jacksonville Man Plays FLORIDA LOTTO Second Time To Win His Share of $85 Million Jackpot!
TALLAHASSEE Tallahassee (tăləhăs`ē), city (1990 pop. 124,773), state capital and seat of Leon co., NW Fla.; inc. 1825. Tallahassee is a wholesale trade and distribution center for the surrounding lumber, livestock, and agricultural area. , Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2002
"That was the second time I ever played LOTTO, and I won!" JAMES H. MILLS FLORIDA LOTTO Jackpot Winner
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1 City (1990 pop. 29,101), Pulaski co., central Ark., inc. 1941. The city has varied industries, including printing and publishing and the manufacture of electronic equipment, ordnance, and plastic and metal products. man, who only played the FLORIDA LOTTO for the second time last week, today claimed his share of the estimated $85 million LOTTO jackpot from the Saturday Saturday: see week; Sabbath. , Sept. 7, 2002 drawing. Because of higher-than-expected sales, the jackpot amount actually increased to $87.81 million - the third highest jackpot in LOTTO history.
James H. (Jimmy) Mills, 59, who is deaf, was accompanied by his wife Martha, 59, to Lottery lottery, scheme for distributing prizes by lot or other method of chance selection to persons who have paid for the opportunity to win. The term is not applicable when lots are drawn without payment by the interested parties to determine some matter, e.g. Headquarters in Tallahassee today to redeem redeem v. to buy back, as when an owner who had mortgaged his/her real property pays off the debt. The term also refers to paying the amount due and all charges after a foreclosure (due to failure to make payments when due) has begun. his one-seventh share of the jackpot. Jimmy could have chosen to receive his winnings in 30 annual installments of approximately $418,142 per year(1), but instead took his winnings in a single cash payment of $6,852,930.76
Jimmy was the fifth of seven winners to claim his share of the top prize. Also today, a fourth group of LOTTO winners from Ocala claimed their one-seventh share. Winning tickets sold in Winter Haven Winter Haven, resort city (1990 pop. 24,725), Polk co., central Fla; settled 1883. It is a marketing, processing, and shipping center for one of the state's chief citrus-fruit regions, with fruit-canning plants and packing houses. and Fort Myers Fort Myers, city (1990 pop. 45,206), seat of Lee co., SW Fla., on the Caloosahatchee River, near the Gulf of Mexico; founded 1850, inc. 1905. It has a tourist trade and light industry and is a shipping point for citrus fruits, winter vegetables, flowers (especially have not been claimed.
"I played the LOTTO for the first time last Wednesday night and won $5 from one of my tickets," said Jimmy, who works for Automatic Blinds, Inc. of Jacksonville. "After I won, I took my $5 and bought five more tickets for the next drawing on Saturday. That was the second time I had ever played LOTTO, and I won!"
The winner said he and his wife saw their winning numbers drawn live on TV last Saturday night. When they realized they had all six of the LOTTO numbers, they said they just felt "happy."
Jimmy purchased his lucky ticket at the Winn-Dixie Supermarket, located at 8775 Old Kings Road in Jacksonville. The Winn-Dixie Corporation will receive one seventh of a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning jackpot ticket. The winning LOTTO numbers for the Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 drawing are: 10 - 16 - 22 - 29 - 36 - 41.
"I just picked the numbers out of the air," Jimmy said. "I really didn't have any reason why I chose them. After we won, we kept the ticket on a refrigerator behind a big magnet."
Jimmy and Martha said they plan to use some of their winnings to buy a new car, a new computer, take a vacation, and maybe buy a new home. They both said they also plan to quit their jobs, but they haven't told their bosses yet.
Jimmy is the 32nd FLORIDA LOTTO winner either to reside in or purchase a winning ticket in Duval County Duval County may mean:
The jackpot for tomorrow (Saturday) night's FLORIDA LOTTO drawing is estimated at $6 million! The drawing will be broadcast live on 15 television stations statewide at 11 p.m. EDT EDT
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