Winning $27 Million Lotto Ticket Sold Locally

The Florida Lottery announced Thursday that one lucky player matched all six winning numbers in the Wednesday, May 11, Florida Lotto drawing and will win an estimated $27 million jackpot.

And the winner is apparently a group of employees from a local medical clinic who run their own lottery pool.

The group of nine, most of whom work at a particular clinic, have played the Lotto every week for five years.

They are heading to Tallahassee tomorrow to claim their prize, which after taxes, works out to be about $1.1 million per person.

The winning $27 million ticket was sold at the U-S Outlet Store on Highway 22 in Callaway near Star Ave.

The employees were shocked when our crack investigative team called them this afternoon. It was supposed to be hush-hush.

We have agreed not to reveal their identities and where they work until they claim their prize at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee tomorrow.