90-Year-Old Wins $16 Million Lottery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Luis Salazar has seen a lot in his 90 years. But he’s never seen $16 million. Until Tuesday.
The Osceola County man, believed to be the oldest person ever to win the lottery in Florida, came to Tallahassee to collect his prize. Salazar chose a lump sum of $10,089,377.57 over 30 annual payments of $533,333.
He plans to give some to his church in Kissimmee and spend the money on his grandchildren and other family members.
He said he might do a little traveling too _ back to where he grew up.
``I have to go back to Puerto Rico,″ he said Tuesday at Lottery Headquarters.
Salazar moved to Osceola County 14 years ago after retiring from a Puerto Rico cement-distribution company, where he worked as a purchasing agent.
Then he went to work at Winn-Dixie in Buenaventura Lakes as a bagger, retiring at age 87. It was the same store where he bought his winning ticket last week.