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Florida Lottery: Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $1 Billion
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Florida Lottery: Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $1 Billion

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News)  The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has been rolling since September 18, 2020, and today increased to an estimated $1 billion jackpot for the Friday, January 22 drawing.  Florida players have the chance to become the state's third MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner by purchasing a $2 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $739.6 million.  Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the cash option.  Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize. This series of MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rollovers has generated more than $56 million for education in Fl...
Florida Lottery: Marie Michel Becomes Millionaire By Mail
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Florida Lottery: Marie Michel Becomes Millionaire By Mail

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Marie Michel, 66, of Miramar, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game after mailing in her winning ticket to the Lottery's Miami District Office.  She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. Michel purchased her winning ticket from Publix, located at 7805 Southwest 40th Street in Miami.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $30 game, THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000, launched in February 2020 and features 155 top prizes of $1,000,000 and over $948 million in cash prizes! The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.79. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's p...
Florida Approaching 1 Million Seniors Vaccinated
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Florida Approaching 1 Million Seniors Vaccinated

Governor Ron DeSantis joined 100-year-old WWII veteran Henry Sayler as he received vaccine TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined decorated World War II veteran and centenarian Henry Sayler to witness Sayler receiving his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  This moment commemorates Florida nearing 1 million seniors vaccinated in the state. “Florida is reaching a milestone as we work to rapidly deploy vaccines to seniors,” said Governor DeSantis.  “Our successful Seniors First strategy in Florida has allowed us to target this key population and narrow in on 1 million people 65 and older vaccinated – the first state in the nation to do so.  It was an honor to witness Henry Sayler receive his first dose of the vaccine today.” Governor DeSantis’ targeted approac...
CSX Corp – Fourth Quarter EPS of .99 Per Share
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CSX Corp – Fourth Quarter EPS of .99 Per Share

JACKSONVILLE, FL (STL.News) CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced fourth quarter 2020 net earnings of $760 million, or $0.99 per share.  These results include a charge of $48 million, or $0.05 per share after-tax, related to the early retirement of debt. CSX’s operating ratio set a company fourth quarter record of 57.0 percent, compared with 60.0 percent in the prior year.  Despite the lower level of economic activity and operating challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, CSX produced a full year 2020 operating ratio of 58.8 percent, exceeding the Company’s initial guidance of a 59.0 percent operating ratio. “I am extremely proud of how CSX’s team of railroaders continuously rose to the challenges this year presented,” said James M. Foote, president and chief executive office...
Florida Lottery: Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $970 Million
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Florida Lottery: Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $970 Million

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot has been rolling since September 18, 2020, resulting in an estimated $970 million jackpot for the Friday, January 22 drawing.  Florida players have the chance to become the state's third MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner by purchasing a $2 ticket at any of the more than 13,000 Lottery retailers across the state. Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $716.3 million. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the cash option.  Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize. This series of MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rollovers has generated more than $56 million for education in Florida. ...
Florida AG Moody Announces Multimillion-Dollar Recovery
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Florida AG Moody Announces Multimillion-Dollar Recovery

Attorney General Moody Announces Multimillion-Dollar Recovery Following Investigation into Assisted Breathing Device Rentals TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News)—Attorney General Ashley Moody, working with state and federal partners, is securing more than $40 million following a nationwide investigation. Attorney General Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit worked with the U.S. Department of Justice and other state MFCUs to investigate false Medicaid claims made by Apria Healthcare Group Inc. and Apria Healthcare LLC.  There are more than 300 Apria branch offices across the nation, including Florida.  According to the federal-state investigation, Apria submitted false claims to state Medicaid programs for the ongoing rental of non-invasive ventilators that Medicaid beneficiaries either did not use o...
DOJ and Florida company settle allegations
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DOJ and Florida company settle allegations

DOJ and Florida company settle allegations it imported roofing materials without required country of origin markings Seattle (STL.News) A Florida-based corporation that manufactures, imports, and distributes products used in residential and commercial construction has agreed to pay the United States $160,933 to resolve allegations that it imported roofing underlayment product manufactured in China without country of origin markings, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  The United States alleges that between December 2017 and July 2019, Gardner-Gibson, Inc., violated customs laws by importing products that did not bear any mark indicating to the ultimate purchaser in the United States the country of origin of the article. “It is important that all U.S. businesses have a fair playing...
SBA Communications – Tax Reporting Information – 2020 Distributions
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SBA Communications – Tax Reporting Information – 2020 Distributions

BOCA RATON, FL (STL.News) SBA Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: SBAC) ("SBA" or the "Company") today announced year-end tax reporting information for its 2020 distributions.  Stockholders are urged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment. SBA Communications Corporation Common Stock CUSIP 78410G104 Ticker Symbol: SBAC NOTE: this is NOT the complete release CLICK to VIEW COMPLETE RELEASE
Florida Lottery: Maritza Arechavala Claimed $1 million prize
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Florida Lottery: Maritza Arechavala Claimed $1 million prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Maritza Arechavala, of Melbourne, claimed a $1 million prize in the $20 MONOPOLY™ JACKPOT Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Orlando District Office.  She chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.00. Arechavala purchased her winning ticket from 7-Eleven, located at 5700 North Wickham Road in Melbourne.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $20 MONOPOLY JACKPOT Scratch-Off game launched in September 2018 and features more than $407.5 million in prizes, including six top prizes of $5 million.  The game's overall odds of winning are one-in-2.97. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portf...
Florida: Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites at Publix Super Markets
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Florida: Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites at Publix Super Markets

Panama City Beach,  FL (STL.News) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the expansion of the state’s partnership with Publix to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites at select Publix locations in Florida.  The Governor announced the expansion of this partnership at Publix Super Markets in Niceville and Panama City Beach. New Vaccination sites will be established at 26 select Publix locations throughout five counties in Northwest Florida:  five in Bay County, six in Escambia County, three in Walton County, seven in Okaloosa County, and five in Santa Rosa County. These vaccination sites are in addition to the 22 Publix locations in Citrus, Hernando, and Marion counties that Governor DeSantis announced last week.  More information on that announcement can be found HERE. For a list ...
Florida Lottery: Pinellas County Man Jerome Boies Won Top Prize
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Florida Lottery: Pinellas County Man Jerome Boies Won Top Prize

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Jerome Boies, 54, of Largo, claimed a $500,000 top prize from the new DIAMOND MINE 9X Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Tampa District Office.  He purchased his winning ticket from Circle K, located at 13098 Walsingham Road in Largo. The $5 game, DIAMOND MINE 9X, launched in December 2020 and features over $48 million in total cash prizes.  The game's overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.00. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 75 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2019-20.
Florida Attorney General Recovers Funds into Sham Veterans Charity
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Florida Attorney General Recovers Funds into Sham Veterans Charity

Attorney General Moody Recovers Funds Following Multistate Investigation into Sham Veterans Charity Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Attorney General Ashley Moody and 10 other state attorneys general are recovering funds from a sham veterans charity based in Palm Harbor.  The recovery follows a multistate investigation into Healing Heroes Network, Inc. and its former directors Stacey Spiegel, Allan Spiegel and Neal Spiegel, and a related entity, Hero Giveaways, LLC—a business formed by Stacey Spiegel and Neal Spiegel for their use of deceptive charitable solicitations, including misleading sweepstake mailers and a telemarketing campaign. The multistate investigation revealed that the organizations falsely promised to use donations to help wounded veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
Florida Announces Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program
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Florida Announces Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Participation in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the State of Florida has submitted confirmation to the United States Department of the Treasury that it will take part in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program established under the federal COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law on December 27th, 2020.  The program will provide $1.4 billion in emergency rental assistance to Floridians, of which it is anticipated that more than $850 million will be administered by the State of Florida. Cities and counties with a population of 200,000 and greater will receive funds directly from the United States Department of the Treasury for the program.  While final allocations ...
Atlanta Federal Reserve Miami Branch Board of Directors Appointed
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Atlanta Federal Reserve Miami Branch Board of Directors Appointed

MIAMI, FL (STL.News) The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces the appointment of Daniel Lavender to the Miami Branch board of directors.  He was appointed by the Atlanta board of directors to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. Since 2009, Lavender has been CEO of Mooring Park Institute Inc., a retirement living provider in Naples, Florida, with 900 employees across three properties.  He previously served as chief financial officer of the company and is a certified public accountant.  He is a graduate of Bluffton College in Ohio and Ohio University. The Bank also announces the reappointment of the following members to three-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023: Keith T. Koenig, president and CEO of City Fu...
Jacksonville, FL: Federal Reserve Board of Directors Appointed
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Jacksonville, FL: Federal Reserve Board of Directors Appointed

JACKSONVILLE, FL (STL.News) The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta announces the appointment of Edward A. Moratin to the Jacksonville Branch board of directors.  He was appointed by the Board of Governors to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. Since 2013, Moratin has been the president and CEO of LIFT Orlando, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013 to help break the cycle of poverty and accelerate community transformation through neighborhood revitalization. The Bank also announces the reappointment of William O. (Bill) West, CEO of the Bank of Tampa by the Atlanta board of directors to a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2023. The remaining directors of the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch include: Paul ...
Florida Governor Updates on COVID Vaccine Distribution & Accountability
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Florida Governor Updates on COVID Vaccine Distribution & Accountability

Governor Ron DeSantis Provides Update on Florida’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Accountability Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution, how the state is continuing to remain focused on keeping Florida’s Seniors First and leading the way on prioritizing those 65 and older for the vaccine. Watch the Governor’s update by clicking the image below or clicking HERE. Text from Governor DeSantis’ video message as delivered is provided below: Hi, this is Governor Ron DeSantis. We have great momentum with vaccine distribution in Florida as we remain focused on our senior population. Florida is putting Seniors First. More than 50 percent of the total vaccinations administered in the state have been for ...
Delaware Lottery: Lawrence Joiner wins $10,000 playing Six figures
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Delaware Lottery: Lawrence Joiner wins $10,000 playing Six figures

WILMINGTON, DE. (STL.News)Lawrence Joiner, a 45-year-old man from Bell, Florida, purchased a SIX FIGURES Instant Game ticket from Liquor Land in Seaford during a recent visit to Delaware.  After scratching the ticket, Mr. Joiner couldn’t believe his luck when it ended up winning him $10,000 in an instant. This is the third $10,000 prize from the Instant Games SIX FIGURES to be claimed this month. “What an exciting way to start the new year,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery.  “Congratulations to Mr. Joiner on his big win!” The $25 price point Instant Game SIX FIGURES still has two top prizes of $250,000 available, which means the excitement isn’t over yet! The man claimed his prize from Lottery Headquarters on January 7, 2021.
Florida Attorney General Moody to Illuminate Florida’s Historic Capitol Blue
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Florida Attorney General Moody to Illuminate Florida’s Historic Capitol Blue

Attorney General Moody to Illuminate Florida’s Historic Capitol Blue to Shine a Light on Human Trafficking TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Attorney General Ashley Moody, beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, will light Florida’s Historic Capitol blue to raise awareness of human trafficking.  Today, Jan. 11, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Blue is the international color for human trafficking awareness and is traditionally worn on this day as part of the Blue Campaign—an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the illicit enterprise. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “As Attorney General, I am committed to ending human trafficking in Florida.  This is a momentous goal and we need as much help from Floridians on this miss...