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A Jacksonville man has won $15 million in a Florida Lottery scratch off game.

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Sales are soaring to a new Mega Millions record for Friday night's drawing.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No tickets matched all four numbers plus the Mega Ball in the Mega Money game so the jackpot has rolled over to $2 million, Florida Lottery officials said Saturday.

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Gloria MacKenzie, the 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman who won the largest single lottery jackpot in American history earlier this year, has purchased a home in a Jacksonville gated community, according to a story from the Tampa Bay Times.

Fla. Lottery Sales Top $5 Billion for First Time

Jul 8, 2013

The Florida Lottery says it topped $5 billion in sales for the first time during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

The department made the announcement Monday. It also said that a record $1.41 billion is expected to go into the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.

Both amounts top the previous highs reached the year before, when sales were $4.45 billion and education transfers were $1.31 billion.

Florida Lottery Brings Guy Harvey to First Coast

Jun 7, 2013
Catherine Byerly

The Florida Lottery kicked off a series of scratch off tickets on Friday featuring works by artist and conservationist Guy Harvey.

With the backdrop of the St Johns River behind her, Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell introduced new scratch off tickets featuring twelve unique works by Harvey depicting Florida species.

“It’s a great partnership,” O’Connell said.  “We’ll promote fishing in the fishing capital of the world and Jacksonville is at the head of that leaderboard.”

84-Year-Old Woman Claims $590 Million Powerball Jackpot

Jun 5, 2013
The Florida Lottery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The winner of last month's $590 million Powerball jackpot is an 84-year-old woman from Zephyrhills, Fla.

Florida Lottery officials made the announcement Wednesday after Gloria C. Mackenzie came forward to claim the prize. They say Mackenzie took the single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes.

Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history. She did not speak to reporters outside lottery headquarters, leaving in a silver Ford Focus with family members.

If you bought a Powerball ticket in Zephyrhills, Fla., sit down and look at these numbers:

10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and 11.

As the AP reports, lottery officials believe only one ticket matched all six numbers in yesterday's Powerball drawing with a record $590.5 million jackpot.