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East Pasco briefs: $9-million lottery ticket sold at Zephyrhills store


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.


Students scared but unharmed

Schoolchildren, some as young as 6, ran screaming to the front of their school bus Thursday afternoon when a projectile pierced a back window. No one was injured, and Pasco sheriff's investigators determined that the incident was the work of two teenagers shooting a BB air pistol for fun. The bus, carrying 10 children, was on Lumberton Road near Glory Road about 4:20 p.m. Thursday when a child told driver Deborah Cochran that the bus had been shot, according to an incident report. Another child told Cochran about a teenager from the area who has previously tried shooting at other kids with a BB gun. Investigators interviewed the 14-year-old boy, whose name was not released, and he admitted he and a friend shot first at a bucket, then at a passing school bus, the report says. The teen was referred to a youth diversion program. No arrests are expected.


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 H. 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.

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.

East Pasco briefs: $9-million lottery ticket sold at Zephyrhills store 03/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:56am]
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