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A Pinellas County resident won big from the Florida Lottery just in time for the holiday season.

70-year-old Glenn Shukas of Largo won $1 million from the Florida Lottery. He scratched a ‘Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme’ ticket.

Shukas claimed his winnings at the Florida Lottery’s Tampa District Office. He took the lump-sum of $880,000.

The ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 857 West Bay Drive, Largo. The store will receieve a $2,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The ‘Billion Dollar Gold Rush Supreme’ is a $30 scratch-off game. There are cash prizes ranging from $30 to $15 million. There’s one of four $15 million top prizes remaining. There are also six of 24 $1 million prizes remaining.

[Source: Florida Lottery]


11 Tampa Bay Places For Christmas Lights And Family Fun

Here’s a list of places that feature Christmas lights and activities for the whole family.

This list covers the Tampa Bay area, in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Many of the locations will be open throughout the Christmas season.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, check out some of these Christmas displays and festivals.

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(Photo courtesy of Patti R./BBGI)

  • Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular

    The fun at Tampa Riverwalk kicks off November 28 with their Holiday Harbour Christmas tree lighting.

    Kick off the holiday season in Tampa at the Official Holiday Harbour Tree Lighting! 11/28/22 6PM - 8PM📍 The Sail Plaza & Tampa Convention Center🎄 Holiday Harbour Tree presented by Tampa General Hospital 🎄

    Posted by Tampa Riverwalk on Wednesday, November 9, 2022

  • Temple Terrace Light Show

    A Temple Terrace neighborhood features an organized light show. There are over 50,000 lights you can see as you drive through and listen to music synchronized to the show.

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    Posted by Temple Terrace Light Show on Monday, December 13, 2021

  • Holidays in the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg

    More than just a light show. Holidays in the Sunshine City features the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting on November 26, Snowfest on December 3, Santa in the Park, Movie in the Park on December 17 and Holiday Lights & Displays from November 26 through January 1. Click here for the full schedule of events, dates and times.

  • Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

    Visit Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park November 18 through January 4 for family friendly fun. Try ice skating or curling outdoors and check out the Shops of Winter Village. Ride the Winter Village Express with cookies and milk, trivia and sing-a-longs.

    On the 7th day before #WinterVillageTampa, the Partnership gave to me…6 themed nights ❄️, 5 Winter Village Express...

    Posted by Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, November 12, 2022

  • Symphony In Lights At The Shops At Wiregrass

    Now through December 24, enjoy Symphony in Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass. Each night from 6pm until 9pm enjoy the tree lightning set to music.

    The holiday season isn’t complete without photos with Santa! Click the link below to book a session and capture your Christmas spirit from November 12th through December 24th! https://bit.ly/3taGKUH

    Posted by The Shops at Wiregrass on Thursday, November 10, 2022

    You can also donate to the Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund or come out to enjoy the ‘Best of the Best’ Car Show on Sunday, November 20 from noon until 4 p.m. Car registration begins at 10 a.m., so they’ll be getting in early!

    The Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Fund is here at The Shops at Wiregrass! Make a donation to our toy box located in front of Macy’s to help Tampa Bay families bring their children joy this holiday season.

    Posted by The Shops at Wiregrass on Sunday, November 13, 2022

  • Winter Wonder Wharf Tree Lighting

    Winter Wonder Wharf features a series of weekend celebrations. Here’s what they have scheduled:

    Friday, November 18: Tree lightning
    Saturday, December 3: Holiday Sing-a-Long
    Saturday, December 10: Improve Holiday Show
    Saturday, December 17: Caroling with a Twist

    We’re only 7 sleeps away from Winter Wonder Wharf! ❄️ Get festive with special themed areas and photo-ops including a...

    Posted by Sparkman Wharf on Saturday, November 12, 2022

  • Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights

    This event at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds runs from Thursday, November 24, through January 1. It features a drive-thru experience that is nearly 2 miles long! There’s also a Santa’s Village with attractions, goodies and visits with the jolly man himself. Click this link for ticket information.

  • Harbor Holiday Nights In Safety Harbor

    The Harbor Holiday Nights in Safety Harbor kicks off on Friday, December 2 with the lightning of the Christmas Tree at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main Street. Choirs will profide music and Santa will visit. On Saturday, December 3, there’s a Holiday Parade with floats, classic cars, and more.

    Then, on Friday, December 9, Saturday, December 10, Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., enjoy the Trolley Light Tour. Click here for more details.

  • Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa

    On select nights through the Christmas season, ZooTampa transforms into a winter wonderland with lights, carols, holiday treats and Santa!
    Click here for more information.

  • Holiday Lights, Ferris Wheel and Carousel In Largo Central Park

    In the heart of Largo, it’s a family-friendly event from November 24 through January 1. The spectacular holiday light display of over 2 million lights also features a carousel and you’ll love the view from the seven-story tall Ferris wheel.

  • Hyde Park Village Lights In The Park

    The annual tree lightning in Hyde Park Village happens Saturday, November 19. Enjoy the winter holiday market and keep your eyes open for Santa!