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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 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. ...
Tallahassee: Daniel Baker Arrested For Inciting Violence
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Tallahassee: Daniel Baker Arrested For Inciting Violence

Tallahassee Man, Daniel Baker Arrested For Inciting Violence At The Florida Capitol Building TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Federal law enforcement agents today arrested Daniel Baker of Tallahassee for transmission, in interstate commerce, of a communication containing a threat to kidnap or to injure.  Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday.  He specifically called for others to join him in encircling any protestors and confining them at the Capitol complex using firearms.  Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the arrest. “Extremists intent on violence from either end of the political and social spectrums must be stopped, and they will be stopped,”...
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 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 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...
Florida – Additional $28 Million in Funding for Disaster Relief Employment
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Florida – Additional $28 Million in Funding for Disaster Relief Employment

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida has been awarded an additional $28 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant in response to COVID-19. This federal Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and will provide disaster-relief employment in the form of temporary jobs, employment and training services, and supportive services to eligible Floridians. “As our state and local communities continue to recover from the pandemic, I am proud to announce $28 million in additional funding for disaster-relief employment,” said Governor DeSantis.  “I look forward to putting these dollars to use right away to give Florid...
TALLAHASSEE, FL: Moody Recognizes Escambia Sheriff’s Captain
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TALLAHASSEE, FL: Moody Recognizes Escambia Sheriff’s Captain

TALLAHASSEE, FL: Back the Blue Alert: Attorney General Moody Recognizes Escambia Sheriff’s Captain and Mechanic for Heroic Efforts in Face of Hurricane Sally TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced Back the Blue Awards for Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jeremy Small and mechanic Chris Leverett for their efforts in rescuing nearly 120 people from dangerous flooding amid Hurricane Sally. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Thank you, Captain Jeremy Small and Chris Leverett, for your courageous efforts, risking your own lives to save the lives of others. Capt.  Small is a shining example of what it means to be a Florida law enforcement officer, putting service over self to protect your community.  Mr. Leverett also showed true courage in the face o...
Tallahassee Attorney General Moody’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett
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Tallahassee Attorney General Moody’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Attorney General Ashley Moody today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett. “Experienced and well versed in all facets of the law, Justice Amy Coney Barrett will bring a fair and disciplined approach to the U.S. Supreme Court, undoubtedly upholding the rule of law and the principles set forth in our Constitution.  As a respected jurist and a mother of seven, she is a deserving role model to so many and I know she will serve with distinction on our nation’s highest court.” External References: Source Ashley Moody Wikipedia Page Can also be viewed on USA News Today
Florida Attorney General, FLHSMV Launch Highway Heroes Campaign to Stop Human Trafficking
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Florida Attorney General, FLHSMV Launch Highway Heroes Campaign to Stop Human Trafficking

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles today launched a campaign aimed at enlisting half a million commercial truck drivers in the fight to end human trafficking. The campaign, Highway Heroes, involves a multimedia campaign, outreach materials mailed directly to commercial driver license holders and a new website with resources to educate drivers how to identify victims and report suspected human trafficking. The joint effort between Attorney General Moody and FLHSMV is funded through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant issued to FLHSMV to help train drivers and raise awareness about human trafficking on America’s roadways. Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Truck drivers play an important ro...
Florida First Lady DeSantis & Department of Children and Families Announce Emergency Grant
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Florida First Lady DeSantis & Department of Children and Families Announce Emergency Grant

First Lady Casey DeSantis and Department of Children and Families Announce Nearly $5 Million Emergency Grant for Crisis Counseling Program Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Recently, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) received a nearly $5 million emergency grant to implement a Crisis Counseling Program to help Floridians respond to the behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The grant, awarded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will provide crisis counseling services through Florida’s network of 2-1-1 crisis helplines, assisting individuals in need of mental or behavioral health counseling and referrals. “Governor DeSantis and I are grateful for the opportunity to increase acces...
Tallahassee, Florida: U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe Announces $3.9 Million
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Tallahassee, Florida: U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe Announces $3.9 Million

Tallahassee, Florida: U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe Announces $3.9 Million In Awards To Fund Crime Laboratories And Forensic Research (STL.News) – Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, today announced $3,908,850 in Department of Justice grants to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons.  The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. “I’m pleased to announce that close to $4 million dollars will be distributed throughout the state by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to increase laboratory capacity for processing DNA evidence, and to hire and trai...
Tallahassee, Florida: U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe Hosts Law Enforcement Roundtable
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Tallahassee, Florida: U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe Hosts Law Enforcement Roundtable

Tallahassee, Florida: U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe Hosts Law Enforcement Roundtable With Top Drug Enforcement Administration Officials (STL.News) – Seeking to build on the success of a multi-agency effort to stanch the distribution of methamphetamine and related violent crime in Franklin County, Florida, United States Attorney Lawrence Keefe of the Northern District of Florida hosted Timothy Shea, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), for a law enforcement roundtable discussion with sheriffs from throughout the District to identify additional partnership opportunities. The Honorable Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney General, and Keith Weis, Acting Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Miami Division, also participated in the event. “The United States Attorney’s Office was hon...
Florida Governor DeSantis Announces Individual Assistance for Five Counties
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Florida Governor DeSantis Announces Individual Assistance for Five Counties

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Individual Assistance for Five Counties Impacted by Hurricane Sally FEMA Has Approved Florida’s Request for Individual Assistance in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Individual Assistance for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties following the impact of Hurricane Sally. With this announcement, families impacted by Hurricane Sally now have access to critical FEMA programs, including housing assistance, crisis counseling, disaster unemployment assistance, Small Business Administration (SBA) assistance, disaster legal services and case management. “I want to thank President Trump for his st...
Florida Lottery: Terry Marcum of Clay County Claimed $1 Million Prize
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Florida Lottery: Terry Marcum of Clay County Claimed $1 Million Prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Terry Marcum, 60, of Green Cove Springs, claimed a $1 million prize from the $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the Jacksonville District Office.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $710,000.00. Marcum purchased his winning ticket from Gate, located at 3210 U.S. Highway 17 in Orange Park.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $20 game, $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC, launched in October 2018 and gives players the opportunity to win up to $5,000,000. Overall odds of winning are one-in-2.99. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Florida Lottery: Paolo Ferorelli of Pompano Beach Won $1 million prize
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Florida Lottery: Paolo Ferorelli of Pompano Beach Won $1 million prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Paolo Ferorelli, 58, of Pompano Beach, claimed a $1 million prize from the $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION Scratch-Off game using a secured drop box located at the West Palm Beach District Office.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $700,000.00. Ferorelli purchased his winning ticket from S Liquors, located at 1501 Northwest 2nd Avenue in Boca Raton.  The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket. The $15,000,000 GOLD RUSH SPECIAL EDITION game launched in February 2019 and features six top prizes of $15 million - the largest Scratch-Off top prize offered by the Florida Lottery!  The game also offers 24 prizes of $1 million.  The game's over...
Florida Lottery: Joshua Smith Of Fort Lauderdale Won $1 million Prize
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Florida Lottery: Joshua Smith Of Fort Lauderdale Won $1 million Prize

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) The Florida Lottery announces that Joshua Smith, 53, of Fort Lauderdale, claimed a $1 million top prize from THE FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000 Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.  He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000.00. Smith purchased his winning ticket from Stop N Shop, located at 2300 South Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.  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 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. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE