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Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Yes, the chances of hitting either jackpot are very very slim. But for a dollar a piece you can get in on both the Florida Lotto and Powerball drawings. Tonight's Powerball jackpot, which is a national drawing, is up to $160 million.

Our state's very own lottery, the Florida Lotto, is now up to $34 million.

Neither are records on their own, but, "What's unusual is that we have such a high jackpot on Lotto at the same time there is a high Powerball jackpot," said Florida Lottery Jacksonville district manager Steven Galaydick.

Right now the $160 million Powerball prize is the highest in the country, edging out the other very large MegaMillions prize ($99 million).

Related: Meet Record-Breaking Lottery Winners

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Annual School Supply Drive About to Kickoff

Stuff the Bus, the annual First Coast News drive to collect school supplies for those in need is almost here.  In partnership with The Salvation Army, Publix, Community First Credit Union and The United Way, we encourage those who can help to do so by dropping off school suply donations.

Today: Marble Slab Celebrates Red Head Appreciation Day!

Marble Slab Creamery has declared July 11, 2011, “Red Head Appreciation Day” to help celebrate the launch of the brand’s new Red Velvet Ice Cream.

All day today, July 11, 2011, at participating locations, Marble Slab Creamery will give away a free scoop of Red Velvet Ice Cream to anyone who has red hair, no matter if its natural, dyed or a wig.

Weather Still Looks Bad for Shuttle's Final Flight | NEW SLIDESHOWS

Weather Still Looks Bad for Shuttle's Final Flight | NEW SLIDESHOWS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The weather still isn't cooperating with the final shuttle launch scheduled for Friday morning.

Mission managers said this morning there is a 70 percent chance bad weather will force a delay. They could launch Saturday or Sunday, but if it's delayed past Sunday they would have to wait a couple of weeks for an unmanned rocket launch.

PICTURES: Kennedy Space Center Weather

PICTURES: What's Flying on Atlantis?

But the countdown clock is still set for a Friday launch shortly after 11 a.m. NASA officials say they just need a small window through the clouds to launch.

Marble Slab Celebrates Red Head Appreciation Day!

Marble Slab Creamery has declared July 11, 2011, “Red Head Appreciation Day” to help celebrate the launch of the brand’s new Red Velvet Ice Cream.

All day on Monday, July 11, 2011, at participating locations, Marble Slab Creamery will give away a free scoop of Red Velvet Ice Cream to anyone who has red hair, no matter if its natural, dyed or a wig.

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Expect Congested Waterways July Fourth Weekend

Nearly 1 million recreational vessels are registered in Florida, and thousands more are brought in by tourists each year to enjoy the state’s boating opportunities. Many thousands of these boats will be cruising the St. Johns River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the many popular lakes and rivers in the northeast and central part of the state while celebrating the July Fourth weekend.

Unfortunately, these busy holiday weekends too often end tragically for some boaters. And these tragedies are usually completely preventable.