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Lottery: Powerball, Florida Lotto jackpots grow again

How does the entire state of Florida not have a single person who would play 07-09-10-24-32-52?

Florida Lotto again had no winner Wednesday night, boosting the top jackpot to $52 million.

Nobody picked 06-14-32-38-52 with a Power Ball of 20 on Wednesday night.

Powerball now will hit $212 million.

Like I said last week, we're so overdue.

The numbers Saturday in Powerball and Florida Lotto:

Powerball, the game played in 41 states, D.C. and the Virgin Islands, hasn't hit in a month, , when it hit for $211 million in New Jersey. We've had only one Florida winner ever. It was Oct. 3, when Orlando's Dr. William Steele hit for $189 million.

The Florida Lotto, our state game, hasn't had a winner since Feb. 3.

The next drawings are Saturday.

Webcasts of Florida Lottery drawings are available on the Lottery's Web site at You may also sign up for SMS text alerts of the winning numbers by sending the keyword LOTTO to 23539.

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Maybe you've made the right play, maybe you haven't. Your heart speeds up, your stomach rumbles.

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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