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St. Petersburg woman claims $10 million lottery ticket

ST. PETERSBURG — A 64-year-old woman got an early birthday present Thursday.

Beverly Samuels, of St. Petersburg, claimed the $10 million July 24 Florida Lotto jackpot.

Samuels, who public records show will turn 65 in a couple of weeks, chose a lump-sum payment of $6,130,686.67. She could not be reached for comment.

Her winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at a 7 Eleven located at 6980 40th St. N. in Pinellas Park.

The store also gets a $30,000 bonus.

According to lottery officials, this was the 65th winning Florida Lotto jackpot ticket that has been purchased in Pinellas County.

The next drawing is at 11:15 p.m. Saturday with a $15 million jackpot.

St. Petersburg woman claims $10 million lottery ticket 08/26/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:24pm]
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