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New Port Richey cable installer wins $100,000 in lottery game

A cable installer from New Port Richey has claimed the $100,000 top prize in the Florida Lottery's Big 10 game. Feliciano Castillo, 32, received the first of his 10 annual payments of $10,000 on Friday in Tallahassee. "I originally thought I won $10," Castillo said in a news release. "When I realized it was $100,000, I got very excited." Castillo, who is from Zacatecas, Mexico, moved to Florida three years ago and works for Irwin Utilities. He said he is considering moving to a nicer home and buying a truck, the news release says. Castillo said his good-luck charm is his 1-month-old daughter, who was born on his birthday.

Church benefit to help parishioner

finance bone marrow transplant

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Beacon Community Church will hold a Green Ribbon Day benefit Sunday to raise money for Scott Davis, a congregation member who has leukemia. The benefit will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the church, which is at Little Road and Star Trail in New Port Richey. Davis and his family must move to Seattle for three to four months for a bone marrow transplant. They need about $125,000 for transportation, housing and living expenses in Seattle and for their return to New Port Richey. Checks with Davis' name in the memo section should be made payable to the National Transplant Assistance Fund or NATF, at P.O. Box 258, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010. For information, call Wendy Davis at (813) 376-8299.