Lotto luck? 13th could pay off

Today is Friday the 13th, but there's plenty of luck to be had via the lottery.

Mega Millions is at the highest it's ever been since Florida joined the game in May — $400 million and growing — and could approach its all-time record of $656 million, set in 2012.

Meanwhile, Florida Lotto is at $43 million, having not been won since Aug. 31. It's the second-highest jackpot in a year that has produced few winners.

We're due down here. No one from Broward County or Palm Beach County has won this year, and there have been only six jackpot winners statewide this year, compared to 21 in 2012.

The Mega Millions drawing is Friday night; Lotto and Powerball are Saturday night. No one has won Mega Millions on a Friday the 13th since March 13, 2009, when Isabel Zelaya of Suffolk County, N.Y., hit for $26 million.

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