98 win lottery with 1-3-5-7-9
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Florida Lottery said 98 people each won $1,995.32 by playing the numbers 1-3-5-7-9 in the Fantasy Five drawing.
Officials said the game can pay out prizes of as much as $200,000, but there tend to be more winners when common numbers are picked, the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
"A lot of players tend to play birthdays and anniversary dates," Safford said. "That's when you see lots of winners."
Sneh Gulati, director of the statistics division at Florida International University, said players should steer clear of common numbers.
"Every possible combination is equally likely in the odds of winning," Gulati said. "They always tell you to not pick a number that you think will be common because if you get them, you'll end up sharing the prize with more people."
"It's just a coincidence that it happened to be this," Gulati said. "Do not pick the common numbers!"
Police: Man attacked over missing garlic
VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a man accused of attacking a pizza delivery driver said he punched the other man because he forgot the garlic knots.
The Indian River County Sheriff's Office said the driver called 911 Aug. 19 and reported he had been punched in the face by Vero Beach customer Robert Wheeler, 48, because he hadn't brought garlic knots with Wheeler's order, TCPalm.com reported Thursday.
The driver said Wheeler then told him to "give that to the person working on the phone back at the restaurant."
Deputies said Wheeler, who has the words "Fat Boy" tattooed on his arms, admitted to punching the driver in the face.
Wheeler was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor battery.
World's shortest man, woman meet for photo
LONDON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records, based in London, said the world's shortest man and the world's shortest woman met for the first time for a photo shoot.
The recordkeeping organization said 21.5-inch-tall Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, of Nepal and 24.7-inch-tall Jyoti Amge, 18, of India met for the first time, which also marked the first time in history the holders of the shortest human records have met, to shoot promotional photos for "Guinness World Records 2013," the 57th edition of the record book.
"It was an extraordinary moment. They're both such incredible individuals. Everyone knew this was a special moment. The atmosphere was magical," Marco Frigatti, an official Guinness World Records adjudicator who took part in the photo shoot, said in a release.
Guinness said Amge will visit Britain Sept. 13 to take part in festivities for the release of the 2013 record book.
Lost wallet returned after nine months
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A Florida woman said her wallet was returned to her with its contents intact nine months after she lost it on her way to depositing $153 cash in a bank.
Katt Mucklow of Boca Raton said she lost the wallet nine months ago while she was a student at Boca Raton High School, and eventually gave up on finding it when she set off for the University of South Florida, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Thursday.
Alette Saylor said she found the wallet while shopping at a Whole Foods store and took it home after employees told her no one had asked about the lost item.
Saylor said she used Facebook to find Mucklow.
"I wrote, 'This is your lucky day. I found your wallet. Please give me a call," Saylor said.
However, Mucklow said she did not see the message for several months.
"I was really weirded out," Mucklow said. "Now I have money, which is good, because I'm a poor college student. And I have gift cards too -- I don't even remember how many. It's all exciting."
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