Tico Hits the Jackpot In Florida Lottery
Costa Rica’s own Feliciano Aragon hit the jackpot in the United States last week, purchasing the winning ticket in the state of Florida’s $9 million lottery, according to the daily Florida Today.
Aragon, a landscaper living and working in Melbourne, Florida, purchased the ticket Nov. 28 at a local convenience store. Little did he know he would be the lucky lone player to match all six numbers, according to lottery officials. His lucky numbers: 9-14-25-37-42-52.
Aragon told the lottery Web site www.lotterypost.com he plans to use his loot to help his 15 brothers and sisters in Costa Rica, buy a new car and buy a boat to go fishing. He chose the lump-sum payment option to receive his winnings in one fat $5.36 million check.
“Keep playing and believe that you can win,” Aragon advised fellow lottery players. “I’ve been playing for seven years and only won $5 – until now.”
Aragon is the 31st Florida lottery winner to purchase a winning ticket in BrevardCounty, where Melbourne is located, since the lottery began 20 years ago, according to Florida Today.