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Florida Man was in action on the golf course. And not just on the greens. This one comes from the other coast, Delray Beach Florida, just up from Boca. As reported by Golf Digest: “74-year-old Robert Levine is under arrest for attempted first-degree murder for shooting 64-year-old Herbert Merritt in the ankle and beating him with a golf club after he found Merritt walking his dog along the 15th hole of Kings Point Golf Club just before 7 p.m. on Sunday.”

According to WPBF News: “Merritt told deputies he was walking his dog on the grass next to the golf course when Levine rode up in his golf cart and … began causing a verbal altercation with him due to having his dog on the golf course … He then began shooting at him while Merritt was running away. Levine chased Merritt around a tree while continuing to shoot—Merritt said he shot about five rounds at him, according to the report and witnesses … he felt that Levine was trying to kill him.”

Oh, but there’s more: “Witnesses told deputies they saw Levine kick Merritt in the head, go back to his cart and get a club and begin beating Merrit with the club while holding the gun in his left hand. Deputies said they found shell casings on the ground and two golf clubs with what appeared to be blood on them.” Merritt was brought to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Levine is also in the hospital for undisclosed reasons.

Now, yes, you’re not supposed to be walking your dog on the golf course. I’m not looking to find my Titleist in a pile of dog crap when I shank it off fairway 9. But Florida Man shooting at someone for walking their dog is a bit extreme. And why was a 74 year old man armed at Kings Point Golf Club? That’s not exactly a high crime area. Perhaps he was trying to blame the dog on his poor play.

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Florida Lottery Scratch Off Tickets You Should Probably Avoid

  • Florida Lottery Scratch Off Tickets You Should Avoid

  • STRUCK BY LUCK

    It’s a $10 ticket with a million dollar grand prize. Your’e not gonna get struck.  All four grand prizes have been claimed.

  • $500 LOADED!

    A $5 ticket with a $500,000 grand prize that you won’t win. They’re all gone.

  • CASH CLUB

    $10 ticket with a million dollar grand prize. 8 of the 10 top prizes have already been claimed.

    EDIT (4/28): But here’s the really crazy part. Less than 24 hours after I wrote this, someone from North Fort Myers claimed one of the remaining big prizes. They even sent me a pic of his ticket.

    Florida Lottery

    Christopher Engle, 57, of North Fort Myers, claimed a $1 million top prize from the CASH CLUB Scratch-Off game at the Lottery’s Fort Myers District Office. Engle purchased his winning ticket from Publix, located at 6700 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers.

    So they proved me wrong on this one. Even though most of the big winners had been claimed, one of the last million dollar winners ended up at Publix in North Fort Myers.

  • $5,000 A WK FOR LIFE

    A $10 ticket where you can win $5K a week for life. 3 of the 4 top prizes have already been claimed.

  • $2,500 A WK FOR LIFE

    The $5 version with 2500 a week. 3 of the 4 top prizes are gone.

  • PAY ME!

    A 5 dollar ticket where you could win $500,000. 16 grand prizes, 15 of them are gone.

  • MONEY MATCH

    This $2 ticket has a $50,000 grand prize. 9 of the 10 are gone.

  • $10 GOLD RUSH SUPREME

    These are favorites, with a $2 million dollar grand prize. But only one of the 10 grand prizes remain.

  • $5 GOLD RUSH SUPREME

    The smaller version with the $1 million dollar grand prize. There was 24 grand prizes. Now there’s only 2 left.

  • $2,000,000 50X CASHWORD

    $10 ticket with a $2 million dollar grand prize that you won’t win. They’re all gone.

  • $1,000,000 MONEY TREE

    Only 1 of the grand prizes still out there for this $5 ticket.

  • 100X THE CASH

    $10 ticket could get you 2 million. 9 of the 10 big winners are already claimed.

  • 20X CROSSWORD

    This $5 ticket could have got you a $500,000 grand prize. But they’re all gone.

  • FASTEST ROAD TO $1,000,000

    This $30 ticket with a million dollar grand prize sports a lot of grand prize winners – 155! But there’s only 7 left.

  • $5,000,000 LUCK

    $20 ticket, 5 million grand prize. 1 of the 12 big prizes remain.

  • $5,000,000 LUCK

    A $20 ticket that has more winners with a smaller 1 million dollar prize. But 39 of the 40 million dollar tickets are already gone.

  • $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC

    $20 ticket with 9 big winners. Really, there’s been 9. They’ve all been claimed.

  • $5,000,000 GOLD RUSH CLASSIC

    Another $20 ticket, this one has a million dollar grand prize with more winners. And of the 45 big winners, there’s only 1 left.

  • WINNING STREAK

    A $5 ticket – $250,000 grand prize. All the big winners are gone.

  • So Joe, why you so negative? Aren't there games with a lot of grand prizes left.

    Yes, yes there are.

  • BIG OL BENS

    It’s a $5 ticket where you could win $500,000. 5 of the 6 big ones are still out there.

  • TRIPLE PLAY

    $2 can get you $50K. 5 of the 6 are available.

  • 50X THE CASH

    $5 with a million grand prize. 9 of the 12 big ones still out there.

  • 500X THE CASH

    this is the big one. A $50 ticket with a $25 million dollar grand prize. There’s gonna be 2 big winners and both those tickets are still out there.

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  • 100X THE CASH

    $10 ticket – 2 million dollar grand prize. 6 of the 8 big ones still remain.

  • GOLD RUSH LIMITED

    $20 ticket – 5 million grand prize. 22 of the 32 5 million dollar ones are out there.

  • GOLD RUSH LIMITED

    The $20 get you a million ticket. There’s 100 grand prize tickets and 68 are still floating around.

  • There ya have it

    Those are the main ones. If I didn’t mention your favorite then it probably falls somewhere in between. You can check for it here.

    And really, as I mentioned it above, just because there’s only 2 grand prize tickets left on a certain game doesn’t mean one of them isn’t at your local Publix.

Joe Winner spends his days combing through memes and off beat stories to bring you the side of Florida not always seen.