The Florida Lotto hit for $5 million in a store that had very little luck until Saturday night.
The winning numbers were 3-14-17-32-33-34 and the ticket was sold at Mendez Fuel store No. 3. The jackpot rolls back to $2 million for Wednesday night's drawing.
The Mendez Fuel store that sold the winner is one of a chain of three just southwest of Miami International Airport. The store, near Bird Road, has only one history according to a database of lottery wins release Sunday by the Sun-Sentinel. That store had a $5,000 payout in a Monopoly scratch-off game, according to records gleaned from the lottery office.
Meanwhile, Powerball approaches $100 million again after the $70 million jackpot Saturday night was a miss. The numbers were 10-24-35-53-58, with a Powerball of 22.
Fantasy 5 hit six times, including three in Miami-Dade. The payout was $49,629.34.
The stores included Milam's Market No. 1, 5767 SW 40th St., Miami; Farmacia Cardenas, 2030 Palm Ave., Hialeah; Publix, 2950 NE Eighth St., Homestead and
If players want to find out whether their ticket-buying venue has a history of big winners, they can visit the Sun-Sentinel's database at Sun-Sentinel.com/lotterydata.
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