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Woman wins $1 million in lottery after canceled flight left her looking to 'pass the time'

Woman wins $1 million in lottery after canceled flight left her looking to 'pass the time'

There are worse ways to wait.While having a flight canceled is usually an inconvenience, it worked out very well for one woman in Florida. While trying to figure out what to do, she decided to pick up a lottery ticket from a convenience store.She ended up picking a $1 million winner.
There are worse ways to wait.
(iStock)Angela Caravella, from Kansas City, Mo., opted for the one-time, lump-sum payment of $790,000, according to a press release from the Florida Lottery. She bought the scratch-off game ticket from a Publix in Brandon, which is located near Tampa.Earlier that day, her flight had been canceled, which is what caused her to go to Publix in the first place.MAN BUILDS HIS OWN ‘HOBBIT HOUSE’ WORKSHOP IN HIS BACKYARDCaravella told the Florida Lottery, “I had a feeling something bizarre was going to happen after my flight was cancelled unexpectedly. I bought a few Scratch-Off tickets to pass the time and just like that – I won $1 million!”The store that she purchased the ticket from will receive a bonus $2,000 for selling the winning ticket. Caravella claimed her prize at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to the Florida Lottery, scratch-off games are responsible for about 75% of ticket sales in the state’s lottery. The games have generated over $1 billion for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund in 2019-2020.Overall, the Florida Lottery has contributed more than $39 billion to various education programs or funds in the state and has helped fund scholarships for over 880,000 students.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSSince 1988, more than 3,000 people have become millionaires from playing the Florida lottery.

Married Americans kept ex-partners on the back burner during pandemic, study says

Married Americans kept ex-partners on the back burner during pandemic, study says

People have been reconnecting with ex-boyfriends and girlfriends amid COVID-19, according to a recent study.The study of 397 adults found that at least 62% are keeping someone on the “back burner” just in case, even if they are in a committed relationship. Unfortunately, this behavior seems to create negative feelings toward both parties involved, experts say.
According to the results, over half of the people surveyed who were married admitted to reconnecting with an ex.
(iStock)4 TIPS ON RAISING CONFIDENT CHILDREN: PARENTING EXPERTS”If having ex-partner back burners cascades into increased communication, increased sexual activity, and bad feelings for the admirer, then those in committed relationships might wish to exercise greater caution before forming a back-burner relationship with an ex-partner,” Dr. John Banas of the University of Oklahoma Southwest News Service (SWNS).FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSBanas and his team conducted he study, which also suggests that women are more likely to have sex with an ex than men. Based on the results, 54% of women admitted to hooking up with a former partner, while only 44% of men said the same.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDr. Brenda Widerhold from the Interactive Media Institute in California said, “As we see society re-opening, there appears to continue to be a surge in the use of dating apps during what is dubbed ‘The Summer of Love,’ making it ever more important to study new trends in connecting for friendship and romance.”

Bull runs through New York City suburb after breaking through farm fence

Bull runs through New York City suburb after breaking through farm fence

Long Island neighborhoods aren’t known for hosting a running of the bulls.Residents of Suffolk County in New York, reported seeing a bull running loose on the streets. According to authorities, the animal had escaped from a nearby farm and ran off.
The Suffolk County Police Department wrote on Facebook that it started receiving calls about the animal around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
(Suffolk County Police Department)The Suffolk County Police Department wrote on Facebook that it started receiving calls about the animal around 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The bull was spotted in several different neighborhoods and briefly shut down the section of a highway.As of Wednesday morning, the bull was still on the loose, Fox 5 reports.The Suffolk County Police wrote that yesterday had been “an unusual morning for officers.”
As of Wednesday morning, the bull was still on the loose.
(Suffolk County Police Department)The post continues, “Police responded to 911 calls reporting a bull running loose on Montgomery Avenue in Mastic at approximately 8:20 a.m. The bull has been spotted in Mastic and Shirley and caused the brief shutdown of a portion of Sunrise Highway.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAuthorities wrote that they had “determined that the approximately 1,500-pound bull escaped from a farm, located at 136 Barnes Road in Manorville, after breaking through a fence this morning. Residents are asked to exercise caution if the bull is spotted.”The post ends with the police department asking residents to call in any sightings of the bull, to which the department is “actively responding.”FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSOnce the bull is finally captured, it will be tranquilized and then brought to an animal sanctuary in New Jersey, Fox 5 reports. Authorities reportedly nearly corralled the animal in the town of Mastic, but the bull was able to evade capture.

350-pound fish shocks anglers when it leaps out of the water

350-pound fish shocks anglers when it leaps out of the water

Even experienced anglers can be surprised from time to time.A fishing tour operator shared a video on social media of a large fish leaping out of the water while being reeled in. Based on the reactions from the people on the boat, this isn’t something they see every day.
The group was fishing on the Fraser River in British Columbia when the incident occurred.
(Yves Bisson via Storyful)The Yves Bisson Sturgeon Co uploaded the video of the fish jump to its Instagram page. The moment has garnered 4.7 million views so far.LARGE, 100-POUND TROPICAL FISH WASHES UP ON OREGON BEACHThe group was apparently fishing on the Fraser River in British Columbia, when the incident occurred.The footage begins with an angler reeling in a fish while another passenger on the boat tells him to keep reeling. Suddenly, a massive sturgeon leaps out of the water, causing people on the boat to call out in shock.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSThe video slows down at this point, giving viewers a really good look at the large fish.Yves Bisson, the tour operator, told news outlets that the fish was likely 50 years old and probably weighed around 350 pounds.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBisson called it “the fish of a lifetime.” The sturgeon was apparently tagged and then released back into the wild.

Retailer stuck with 10,000 misspelled 'Free Brittany' shirts amid #FreeBritney movement

Retailer stuck with 10,000 misspelled 'Free Brittany' shirts amid #FreeBritney movement

Britney isn’t the only one who needs to be freed.A spelling mistake on a t-shirt almost left a United Kingdom-based retailer in a tough spot. Fortunately, the shirts are still sparking attention even if the letters aren’t correct.
Karl Baxter, the owner of Wholesale Clearance UK, wanted to help support the movement behind freeing Britney Spears’ from the conservatorship she’s been placed under.
(Karl Baxter/Wholesale Clearance UK)Karl Baxter, the owner of Wholesale Clearance UK, wanted to help support the movement behind freeing Britney Spears from the conservatorship she’s been placed under. His company purchased a lot of t-shirts it thought was in support of the “free Britney” movement and hoped to donate a portion of the profits to help with the pop star’s cause.It was discovered too late, however, that the shirts actually read “#freebrittany,” Baxter said.Fortunately, it appears that Spears’ fans care more about freeing her than proper spelling.SI SWIMSUIT MODEL DANIELLE HERRINGTON ‘HAD NO IDEA’ SHE WAS PREGNANT DURING PHOTOSHOOT: ‘PURE SHOCK’”There have been a lot of responses from Britney fans, particularly on Twitter, where #freebrittany started trending as soon as the news broke,” Baxter told FOX News. “It seems that despite the misprint, people are still really keen to invest in a t-shirt and helps us donate to the cause. We have been pleasantly surprised with the reaction.”He continued, “Originally, we weren’t even sure people would be interested in them due to the misprint. We have had a lot of interest, including an offer to take all of them.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIt also turns out that there is a Brittany who is also seeking freedom. According to Baxter, some residents of the French region known as Brittany are seeking independence from France. Baxter explained that he didn’t even know about the situation until the misprinted shirts started getting attention.”No, we weren’t aware of what was happening prior to our customer’s informing us,” he said. “Our blog post comments first alerted us to the situation. But we’re more than happy for the people of Brittany to invest in the shirt and adopt the hashtag if it will help fight their cause, too.”FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSBaxter said that he still has a full stock of the shirts as he still has to sort them and create the listing on his website.

Large, 100-pound tropical fish washes up on Oregon beach

Large, 100-pound tropical fish washes up on Oregon beach

You don’t see this every day.A large, brightly colored fish was discovered on a beach in Oregon. According to a nearby aquarium, it’s possible that the tropical fish would end up in the waters that far north.
The Seaside Aquarium in Seaside, Ore., shared images of the fish on its Facebook page.
(TiffanyBoothe/SeasideAquarium)The Seaside Aquarium in Seaside, Ore., shared images of the fish on its Facebook page. In the photos, the large, brightly colored opah can be seen laying on the sand near the water’s edge.The aquarium wrote, “A large fish, rare to the Oregon Coast, was found on Sunset Beach this morning. The 3.5 foot, 100-pound opah was reported to the Seaside Aquarium at 8:00 a.m. After seeing photographs of the unusual fish they quickly responded and recovered the fish. It created quite the stir at the aquarium where folks were encouraged to come and take a look at this beautiful yet odd-looking fish.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe post continues to explain that the fish will be preserved at the aquarium for the upcoming school year. It will then be used as an educational tool. Eventually, one school group will win the opportunity to dissect the fish.
Opahs are tropical fish and are rarely spotted as far north as Oregon’s shores.
(Tiffany Boothe/SeasideAquarium)Opahs are tropical fish and are rarely spotted as far north as Oregon’s shores. The aquarium stated, however, itt’s not unheard of. A 97-pound opah was caught in the area in 2009.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSThe Facebook post concludes, “Opahs can grow to over 6 feet and weigh over 600 pounds. They inhabit pelagic (meaning they live in the open ocean), tropical and temperate waters where they feed on krill and squid.”

Hammerhead charges toward swimmer while beachgoers scream in terror in viral video

Hammerhead charges toward swimmer while beachgoers scream in terror in viral video

The beach is supposed to be for relaxing.A man wading in the waters off the coast of Florida had a close encounter with a hammerhead shark. Fortunately, the large animal apparently lost interest in the man, but not after appearing to charge towards him.Katie Van Bogart uploaded a video of the incident to her TikTok page, where she wrote that it was filmed on Friday morning at Panama City Beach. Since uploading the video, it has been viewed over 6 million times.12-YEAR-OLD REELS IN SHARK ON JERSEY BEACH AS CROWD WATCHES IN AWEIn the video, a man can be seen wading in the water as the shark swims nearby. Initially, it is unclear if the man is aware that the shark is nearby, although nobody else is standing near him.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSSuddenly, the shark seems to charge directly towards the man, prompting screams of fear from people watching the scene unfold from the beach. Fortunately, the shark breaks off and swims away after coming within just a few feet of the man.At this point, he seems to become aware that the shark is nearby, likely due to people yelling the word “shark” over and over again. He slowly starts to make his way back towards the beach as the shark appears to swim away.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to a commenter on TikTok, the shark was actually chasing a fish and only appeared to be charging towards the man. Another commenter responded, saying that if that was the case, the best thing to do was to just stand still, as splashing around could confuse the shark and cause it to attack.

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