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A Tampa family was the big winner of the Jan. 23 Florida lottery, garnering an $18-million Lotto jackpot.

The winners were identified only as the DiLucia Family Partnership. It chose a one-time lump sum payment of about $10.6-million, according to the Florida Lottery.

The winning ticket was a quick pick purchased at the Albertsons at 8701 W Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa. The winning numbers were 4-25-33-40-41-45.

None of the family members could be reached for comment.


Worker injured when pickup truck pins him

A man was airlifted to a hospital after his Chevy pickup pinned him against a storage container in Seminole about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to John Martino, who owns the storage lot where the man was working.

Kevin Brennan, who owns a painting company, had driven his truck up to the storage unit, where he keeps supplies, when the truck started moving toward him, said Martino, who was across the street at the time. Some neighbors heard him screaming and called 911.

Brennan was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg a little after 4 p.m., according to Seminole Fire Rescue. He was reported in stable condition Wednesday evening.


After 60 years of golf, his first hole-in-one

Leo Fiyalko would just as soon get on with life.

So he made a hole-in-one on the 110-yard, par-3 fifth hole at Cove Cay Country Club in Clearwater.

So what if it was the 92-year-old's first hole-in-one in more than 60 years of playing golf?

Big deal.

And who cares if he is legally blind, with a condition called macular degeneration?

"It was my first hole-in-one, and I never saw it,'' Fiyalko said. "I was just trying to put the ball on the green."


NUDIST RV VILLAGE: Lake Como Family Nudist Resort just opened a new village for RVs and mobile homes. The 4-year-old redevelopment project now features 33 new mobile home spaces, 39 new RV spaces with full hookups and a new bathhouse with indoor laundry facilities.

RECOUNT: Eighteen votes separated winner from loser in Safety Harbor's Seat 4 City Commission race at the end of the night Tuesday. When the results came in, no one was more shocked than candidates Nina Bandoni and Robin Fornino, neither of whom had ever run for office before. Bandoni got 2,670 votes. Fornino got 2,652. Because there is a difference of less than half of 1 percent, there will be an automatic recount.