A Palm Harbor resident had an especially merry Christmas this year due to a $900,000 win on the Florida Lottery Mega Money Draw.
Forty-eight-year-old Maria Dennis bought her winning ticket from the Publix super market on West main Street, Inverness, and claimed her prize last Friday. She decided to taker her winnings as a one-time payment and received just over $674,190.
The present version of Mega Money has been running since 2004, and Florida Lottery officials say Dennis is the fourteenth jackpot winner in the County. The next Mega Money draw will be held later today (23:15 EST) and has a minimum jackpot prize of $550,000.