On Thursday, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and Lt. Governor Nominee Chris King will join local elected officials and community leaders in Haines City as a part of the Florida Democratic Party’s Rural Tour. [Read more…] about DNC Chair Tom Perez, Lt. Gov. Nominee Chris King, Congressman Darren Soto to Join FDP Rural Tour in Haines City
The Florida Lottery announces that Juan Manuel Gonzalez Romero, 34, of Haines City, claimed a $1 million prize in the $10,000,000 FORTUNE Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. He chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $792,000.00.
Gonzalez Romero purchased his winning ticket from BP Express, located at 501 Highway 17-92 North in Haines City. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the winning Scratch-Off ticket.
The $25 Scratch-Off game, $10,000,000 FORTUNE, features more than $623 million in total cash prizes, including 46 prizes of $1 million and four prizes of $10 million. The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-2.88.
Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 68 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $784 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2016-17.
Thursday, March 16, and Tuesday through Thursday, March 21 – 23, 2017
SR 17 at SR 544/CR 544 in Haines City: Construction project: Crews working on intersection improvements at SR 17 (South 10th Street) and SR 544/CR 544 will close Verano Drive at CR 544, Thursday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 21 through Thursday, March 23, 2017. The closures will occur during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. while crews build the widening area on CR 544. Workers will reopen the road nightly.
Verano Drive extends between CR 544 and Alta Vista Drive just west of the Haines City post office. Residents and businesses on Verano Drive should travel north to Alta Vista Drive and west to SR 17 (South 10th Street) to access SR 544/CR 544. Motorists leaving the post office must use the main entrance/exit on CR 544.