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Updated: $10M Fla. Lotto ticket sold in Fort Pierce; $107M Powerball hits


Quite the double for Powerball and the Florida Lotto Wednesday night -- for only the second time this year both lotteries had jackpot winners.

The Powerball loot is $107 million, and the numbers were: 3-5-18-27-54, with a Powerball of 13. The winning ticket was sold in Maryland.

Florida Lotto has a $10 million winner at Tiki Shell, 6315 North U.S. Highway 1, Fort Pierce. The numbers were: 21-26-32-35-39-44 (four numbers over 31, so I guess that punctures a hole in my thinking that high numbers don't yield a winner because so many people play birthdays).

It's the first double-win since Jan. 22, when Powerball paid off $122 million and the Florida Lotto paid $21 million.

Meanwhile, Fantasy 5 hit twice, for $117,294.85, at Publix, 8701 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa and at Flagler Dog Track, 401 NW 38th Court, Miami, the venue also known as the Magic City Casino.

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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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