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Frankly, Farkas hit the lottery

Former state Rep. Frank Farkas (pictured here from his time in the Legislature) won $815,000 in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game, the lottery announced Tuesday.

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Former state Rep. Frank Farkas (pictured here from his time in the Legislature) won $815,000 in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game, the lottery announced Tuesday.

Frankly, former state Rep. Frank Farkas is pretty lucky.

Farkas, a St. Petersburg chiropractor who served in the state House from 1998 to 2006, won $50,000-a-year for life in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game, the lottery announced Tuesday.

“Yes, we did,” Farkas said in a brief phone conversation. “But I’d rather not comment.”

Farkas purchased the ticket at the Old Northeast Rally, 2131 4th Street N.

Farkas, whose campaign slogan was "Frankly, Farkas always works hard for us," won't have to do much working from now on -- if he chooses. According to the lottery, Farkas chose a one-time, lump-sum payment of $815,515.72.

Farkas lost his campaign to return to the state House in 2012, after being defeated by Rep. Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg.

- With Steve Bousquet

 



[Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:01pm]

    

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