North Pinellas County seems to be on a winning streak.
So far this year, at least six North Pinellas residents have been million-dollar lottery winners.
The latest is David Theale, 38, of Palm Harbor, who won a cool million in a Monopoly Scratch-Off game in July. He took his winnings as a $700,000 one-time lump sum.
According to a Florida Lottery press release, Theale purchased his winning ticket at the Publix at 12139 W Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa.
Other lucky winners since January:
• Thomas Josapak, 60, of Palm Harbor won a $1 million Powerball jackpot in early July. He purchased his ticket at Winn-Dixie at 1640 U.S. 19 N in Holiday.
• Joann Roman, 43, of Dunedin won $1 million in the Billion Dollar Blockbuster Scratch-Off game in June. She purchased her ticket at Blue Jay Grocery, 785 San Christopher Drive in Dunedin.
• Thomas Rogers, 62, of Largo claimed a $2 million Powerball jackpot in April. He purchased his ticket from Beer World of Largo at 2144 Ridge Road S.
• Alexandra Chaar, 21, of Clearwater won $1 million in the Monopoly Scratch-Off game in February. She purchased her ticket at Food Mart, 601 Mandalay Ave. on Clearwater Beach.
• Jonathan Dick, 24, of Clearwater won a million in the Monopoly Scratch-Off game in January. He bought his ticket at Hess Express at 2577 Harn Blvd. in Clearwater.
In addition to those million-dollar winners, James Ferrara, 67, of Safety Harbor, in March claimed a top prize of $1,000 a week for life in the Lucky $1,000-A-Week For Life Scratch-Off game. He chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of almost $836,000. He purchased his winning ticket at Publix at 500 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor.
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