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Briefs: $9-million lottery ticket sold at Zephyrhills store

ZEPHYRHILLS

Store operator awaits mystery Lottery winner

Kenny Patel has no way of knowing who holds the $9-million lottery ticket his store sold for the Wednesday jackpot. But he has preferences. "I hope it's one of our local customers," said Patel, who has operated Time Saver Food & General Store for about 14 years. The store, on State Road 54 just west of U.S. 301, does a brisk lottery ticket business, he said. "It was only a matter of time" before his store sold a big winner. He has sold several Fantasy Five winners over the years, but never one good for a big jackpot. As of Friday, no one had come forward to claim the prize. But regardless of who wins, the store will receive about $20,000 for selling the winning ticket.

PORT RICHEY

Motorcycle rider dies from injuries

A 60-year-old Port Richey man died from injuries in a motorcycle accident last week in Manatee County, the Bradenton Herald reported. Joseph Favichia was heading south on Interstate 275 near the entrance to Interstate 75 when a gust of wind forced him off the road and flipped his bike. The Herald said Favichia was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where he died Tuesday.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Save a spot early for popular parade

More than 100,000 spectators are expected for today's Chasco Fiesta street parade. Story, Page 7

Pasco deaths

Amy, Bertha Elizabeth

Burch, Laura Mae

Favichia, Joseph D.

Jackson, Robert P.

James, Earl Arthur

Maxfield, Carmella "Millie"

Oswald, Cyril W.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Briefs: $9-million lottery ticket sold at Zephyrhills store 03/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:57am]
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