Tonight's Lotto drawing worth a cool $35 million


Cathy Konicek purchases a lotto ticket from Jayur Patel at the Kwik Stop Texaco on SW 13th Street on Friday.

ALLISON DURHAM/Special to The Sun
Published: Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 13, 2006 at 11:57 p.m.
By tonight someone could be a multi-millionaire.
The jackpot in tonight's Florida Lottery drawing is up to $35 million.
There hasn't been a winning jackpot ticket for six consecutive drawings. The last drawing was Wednesday.
Every time there isn't a jackpot winner, the money gets carried over for the next drawing. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 22,957,480.
"As most of our winners will tell you, someone beats those odds all the time," said Alfred Bea, Florida Lottery communications manager.
The last jackpot win was from the Dec. 21 drawing worth $46 million.
The winner was 20-year-old April Martin, a student at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce. She bought her ticket at a Publix in Okeechobee.
The highest jackpot win from the Florida Lottery was in 1990 for $106.5 million, which was split by six groups of people, according the Florida Lottery Web site.
Players can purchase tickets until 10:40 tonight at any store that sells Florida Lottery tickets.
"Tickets sell quickly when the jackpot goes higher," Bea said.
The drawing will be held tonight at 11 and shown on 13 Florida television stations.
WCJB TV20 will air the live drawing for Gainesville.
If no one wins tonight's jackpot, the money will be carried over to the drawing at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

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