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First millionaire is from Tampa

Millionaire raffle

By Nick Sortal

4:16 PM EST, November 19, 2012

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OK, so we all gotta keep working here in South Florida.

The first of six Millionaire Raffle drawings Monday brought a winner from a Hess station in Tampa, lottery officials said Monday afternoon.

The Millionaire Raffle, which sells for $20 per ticket, will select a winner every Monday. Twelve players in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties were among the 50 who won $1,000 consolation prizes.

All winners have 180 days to come forward, so it'll likely be awhile before we find out.

But even if your ticket was a complete bust, hold onto it: There's a $2 million grand prize drawing Dec. 31.

More info at FloridaLottery.com