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Winning lotto ticket turning heads in Port St. Lucie

Posted at 7:43 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 19:43:49-04

If you live in Port St. Lucie there's a chance you could be nearly $185,000 richer. The Circle K on the 400 block of Southeast Port St.Lucie Blvd sold the winning Fantasy 5 ticket ahead of Thursday night's drawing.

The convenience store is a pretty popular spot among locals.

“I get candy, sometimes I get breakfast, Slurpees,” said Travis Nathan. 

Nathan works across the street at a barber shop.

“I used to buy scratch-off's here, like $2 dollar scratch offs but I probably won 5 dollars at most,” said Nathan.

Nathan might not have the best luck when it comes to the lottery, but for another customer they were able to turn $1 into $184,900.43 playing Fantasy 5. So we asked people around town what would they do with all that money?

“I would pay off my mortgage,” said resident Monica. 

“I’d get a car, a house, get my mama a house,” said Nathan. 

“I’d definitely invest some, give some away and save some,” said another resident. 

All of the answers were practical, but who knows maybe a reality soon after some rethink their strategy.

“I’ll just go around and start buying from the other places just to make sure I have a chance," said Monica.

The winning numbers are 1, 3, 9, 17, 29.

The Florida Lottery said the winner has 180 days to come forward and claim the ticket.

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