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December 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A retiree who won a $3-million Ohio lottery prize became even richer after winning a $20-million Florida Lotto jackpot. Joseph P. Crowley, 66, moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Boca Raton, Fla., six years ago after he won the Ohio lottery. In a statement issued by the Florida lottery, Crowley, a retired construction contractor, joked: "I needed to win this. My (Ohio lottery) payments were going to run out in the year 2007."
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November 5, 2000 | From Reuters
Believing in Elian Gonzalez was the ticket to a winning lottery number for nearly 200 people who played the address of the Miami house at the center of the sensational custody battle. Following the announcement Thursday that a relative of Elian would purchase the Little Havana home at 2319 N.W. Second St.
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NEWS
October 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a deadline surge, thousands of people across the state snapped up Lotto tickets, hoping to win the late-night drawing for $94 million. Some stood in line for hours. Out-of-state bettors flocked in by air and highway. A fortune awaits any person or persons who selected these numbers drawn Saturday night: 7, 16, 17, 23, 27 and 30. Ticket sales hit a record 33,420 a minute at noon, taking the week's tally for the $1 tickets above 72 million, said state lottery spokesman Ed George.
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August 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
It's back to work today for most of the 25 employees of a Vero Beach golf club who shared the winning ticket from a $65-million Florida Lotto drawing last month. JoAnne Dowling, who bought the winning ticket for the group, will be managing the dining room at the Bent Pine Golf Club, making sure the tablecloths, china and silverware are properly set for lunch. "It's too good of a place to quit," Dowling said.
NEWS
September 4, 1988
Fortune hunters bought Lotto tickets at a rate of 850 a second, vying for a chance to win the nation's largest-ever lottery jackpot--$52 million--in Florida. "We've gotten calls from London, Australia and Spain asking about the Lotto game," said state Lottery Secretary Rebecca Paul. The previous record jackpot of $51.4 million was set in California in June; two winners split that one. The six winning numbers drawn in Florida Saturday night were 3, 27, 19, 35, 20, 5.
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December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Cuban refugee who purchased 28 lottery tickets defied astronomical odds and claimed 28 prizes, including the $6.22-million grand prize, Florida lottery officials said. Jorge Torres, 45, matched all six numbers on one ticket and turned in 11 tickets matching five of the six winning numbers, each worth $2,930.50, and 16 tickets with four winning numbers worth $85 each.
NEWS
September 11, 1988 | Associated Press
A janitor who convinced thousands that he had won the nation's largest Lotto jackpot has been arrested and charged with two felony fraud counts, the Florida Lottery Department announced. Charles Hill was arrested Friday at his Bristol home. He claimed to have the winning ticket in the Sept. 3 Lotto drawing that was worth $55.1 million and was able to buy two customized vans from different dealers with no money down.
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January 4, 1994 | Associated Press
On Christmas morning, Johnnie Mosley handed her husband, Charles, a Christmas gift with the words: "This is the best I can do this year. I love you." It was a winning $15.7-million lottery ticket. "I didn't put it under the tree," Johnnie Mosley told lottery officials Monday when she and her family turned in the winning ticket for the Sept. 4 Lotto jackpot. She had kept the ticket in a safety deposit box along with a collection of newspaper clippings detailing a search for the winner.
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September 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
One lucky player trembled so much when she heard she won a share of a $106.5-million Lotto jackpot that she dropped her ticket. Another ran outside in her bathrobe, screaming: "We're rich! We're rich!" Two winning ticket holders in the nation's second-richest lottery drawing came forward Monday. Both planned to share the wealth with family members--one group having gone so far as to create a legal partnership in case they won. Six winning tickets were sold for $1 each.
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November 5, 2000 | From Reuters
Believing in Elian Gonzalez was the ticket to a winning lottery number for nearly 200 people who played the address of the Miami house at the center of the sensational custody battle. Following the announcement Thursday that a relative of Elian would purchase the Little Havana home at 2319 N.W. Second St.
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July 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
Twenty-six employees of the Bent Pine Golf Club, who have spent years serving meals, washing dishes and tending to the needs of members, suddenly can afford to join the club. Each chipped $2 into a pool to buy lottery tickets last week and came away with the lone winning ticket in Saturday's $65-million Florida Lotto drawing. "I've lived on the street all my life. I've never had nothing," 23-year-old waitress Kathy Wilson said with a smile Tuesday. "This is a gift."
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January 4, 1994 | Associated Press
On Christmas morning, Johnnie Mosley handed her husband, Charles, a Christmas gift with the words: "This is the best I can do this year. I love you." It was a winning $15.7-million lottery ticket. "I didn't put it under the tree," Johnnie Mosley told lottery officials Monday when she and her family turned in the winning ticket for the Sept. 4 Lotto jackpot. She had kept the ticket in a safety deposit box along with a collection of newspaper clippings detailing a search for the winner.
NEWS
December 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A retiree who won a $3-million Ohio lottery prize became even richer after winning a $20-million Florida Lotto jackpot. Joseph P. Crowley, 66, moved from Toledo, Ohio, to Boca Raton, Fla., six years ago after he won the Ohio lottery. In a statement issued by the Florida lottery, Crowley, a retired construction contractor, joked: "I needed to win this. My (Ohio lottery) payments were going to run out in the year 2007."
NEWS
May 7, 1993 | Associated Press
A distraught man drove his car into a canal and drowned after learning he had been cheated out of his $7,000 life savings with a phony lottery ticket, officials said. Ceferino Cruz, 81, died after fighting off a passer-by who tried to pull him from his sinking car Tuesday, police said. They said Cruz agreed to give $7,000 to two men who claimed they had a winning lottery ticket but could not cash it because they were illegal aliens.
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November 24, 1991 | United Press International
Could it be? Was former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega whiling away his idle time in a Florida prison by playing the California Lottery? "No, it's not THAT Manuel Noriega," a lottery spokeswoman said Saturday. "We've all been laughing about that, though." Yes, Manuel Noriega did win $25,000 Saturday in the California Lottery's "Big Spin" show. But this Noriega--Manuel J. Noriega--is a 29-year-old maintenance worker from Montebello. The other Noriega--Manuel A.
NEWS
October 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A smaller-than-predicted jackpot of $88.2 million will be shared by the holders of six winning tickets, state lottery officials in Tallahassee, Fla., announced. None of the winners was identified as of 24 hours after the Saturday night drawing, said lottery secretary Marcia Mann. The winning numbers: 7-16-17-23-27-30. Each of the six lucky tickets is worth almost $15 million, to be paid out over 20 years. The grand prize was about $6 million less than the $94-million estimate.
NEWS
October 26, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lottery tickets were selling at a clip of 30,000 a minute as players converged on Florida lottery outlets to take a shot at today's $94-million jackpot. The lottery meant extra business for Florida cab drivers. Wayne Smith, a United Cab dispatcher, said people have been flying in from "all over" for a shot at the grand prize. "We get quite a few people who just want to get Lotto tickets," Smith said. "They usually have the driver wait while they play, then take them right back to the airport."
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