Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alabama Woman Claims Florida Lotto Jackpot

Last Week's $48 million Florida Lotto jackpot has been claimed by a player from Alabama.

Carolyn Bell, 64, claimed her prize on Monday. According to the Florida Lottery she opted to take her winnings in a one-off, lump-sum payment of $33,609,501.

Bell purchased her winning ticket from Stateline Liquors in Westville. The store will receive a $210,000 retailer's bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Bell told Florida Lottery officials she is a regular player and buys tickets each time she visits Florida. As for her intentions for the future, Bell said she and her husband plan to retire.