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Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

04-06-09-20-23

(four, six, nine, twenty, twenty-three)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Money' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Lucky Money" game were:

07-14-20-26, Lucky Ball: 5

(seven, fourteen, twenty, twenty-six; Lucky Ball: five)

After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - In the days after Hurricane Michael ruptured everyday life, radio station Kick'n 103.5 was a lifeline of information to Florida Panhandle residents.

But the Panama City Beach radio station's owner, Powell Broadcasting, last Saturday shut down its operations and those of three other Florida Panhandle radio stations permanently because of damage from the Category 4 hurricane.

Despite losing their jobs, two radio hosts turned to their Facebook page to continue providing vital updates on relief efforts.

Tiffany Dunning and Sean Streeter are still putting out information on where to find hot food, ice, phone charging stations and dialysis treatment.

Streeter says in an interview that he is disappointed in the company's decision to close the stations so close to a disaster. He hopes he and Dunning are filling an information vacuum.

After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - First Hurricane Michael damaged the radio station where they worked and then the owner shut the station down permanently - but that hasn't stopped two Florida radio hosts from continuing their mission of informing their listeners during the disaster.

Instead, Tiffany Dunning and Sean Streeter, turned to their Facebook page to provide a constant stream of updates on recovery efforts.

"People are relying on our communication right now, where people can find food, where people can find water. There's a lot of confusion with that," Streeter told The Associated Press.

He and Dunning worked for Panama City Beach radio station Kick'n 103.5, owned by Powell Broadcasting.

In the days after Michael ruptured everyday life, the station was a lifeline of information for Florida Panhandle residents, debunking rumors and telling residents where to find hot food and ice, phone charging stations and dialysis treatment.

But Powell Broadcasting last Saturday shut down its operations and those of three other Florida Panhandle radio stations because of damage from the hurricane.

In a phone interview from Panama City Beach, Streeter choked up when asked about the timing of the station's shutdown.

"To make this announcement at this time, three days after everybody's world is flipped upside down is disappointing to me and our community," Streeter said.

But even without a radio signal, he and Dunning have continued to tell the community about developments like these:

"#RumorControl: The curfew has not been extended. The curfew is 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.," said one post from Monday on the Facebook page of "The Gulf Coast Morning Show w/ Flip & Streeter."

Former listeners are grateful.

"After your company has decided to close everything down, your only concern is keeping us informed. This is a testament to the kind of people you are and the kind of people they are," said one listener, James Rodgers, on the program's Facebook page.

"We are looking at communities that are completely gone in some cases," Rodgers said Monday in a phone call from Panama City Beach. "Any possible means of communications at this point is crucial to get information about resources."

Officials with Powell Broadcasting didn't return multiple calls and emails, nor did officials with its parent company, Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based The Powell Group.

Jeff Storey, who ran Powell Broadcasting's operations in the Florida Panhandle, told another Powell Broadcasting station in Sioux City, Iowa, that their 150-foot tower snapped in half.

"We're in a tough situation with trying to get any employees back," Storey told KSCJ.

Other media outlets continued delivering the news even when their operations were damaged by the storm.

The News Herald building in Panama City was damaged but journalists worked from the parking lot after the storm passed.

Ahead of the storm's landing, Streeter evacuated to Birmingham, Alabama and Dunning went to Nashville so they would have power and Internet to communicate with listeners via the station's Facebook page. Streeter has since returned to Panama City Beach. Dunning has a newborn and hasn't made it back yet

Once they found out they no longer had jobs, the two radio hosts decided to keep the information flowing on their own Facebook page. They viewed it as one-stop market of every strand of information related to hurricane relief, so residents don't have to look up multiple sites to find out what's going on.

They say they aren't going anywhere until the crisis is over.

"This is what we signed up for as broadcasters, to get information anyway we can," Streeter said. "This is our focus, and this is what we have decided to do now."

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Facebook page of The Gulf Coast Morning Show w/ Flip & Streeter: https://www.facebook.com/GulfCoastMorningShow/

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Scope of Michael's fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. That's in addition to at least 10 deaths elsewhere across the South.

The scope of the storm's fury became clearer after nearly a week of missing-persons reports and desperate searches of the Florida Panhandle neighborhoods devastated by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years.

The count of 16 dead was twice the number previously tallied by The Associated Press.

Emergency authorities said 12 of the deaths were in Bay County, where the storm slammed ashore with 155 mph (250 kph) winds and towering storm surge last Wednesday.

Bay County includes Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town of 1,000 people that was nearly obliterated, as well as Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City and Lynn Haven, all of which were heavily damaged.

Florida emergency authorities gave no details on how the victims died.

The AP's tally also includes 10 deaths in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.

Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey said two deaths were confirmed in his town, a man and a woman who did not evacuate and whose homes were destroyed.

Only one person remained missing in Mexico Beach, Cathey said, adding that authorities were almost certain that that person evacuated before Michael and simply hasn't been contacted.

"We're holding steady at two and don't expect that number to rise," the mayor said.

Nearly 137,000 Florida customers remain without power in an 11-county region that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia border, according to information compiled by state emergency management officials.

Meanwhile, a glimmer of hope emerged when cellphone service began to return to the stricken zone.

Cathey had a one-word exclamation when his Verizon phone started working for the first time in nearly a week: "Hallelujah!"

Verizon service also resumed in Panama City, where residents haven't been able to contact loved ones or call for help. The telecommunications giant later announced it would give a three-month credit to every Verizon customer in Bay and Gulf counties.

Gov. Rick Scott had been criticizing phone companies over what he called a slow restoration of service.

Sitting outside in the sweltering heat in the Panama City area as she fanned herself with a flyswatter, Christy Tanksley said the sudden improvement in cell service was a huge relief.

"A lot of people didn't even know we had evacuated and come back," said Tanksley, whose phone runs off the Verizon network.

"I turned my phone on this morning and it started going crazy," she said. "There were all kinds of messages, Facebook notifications, emails and emergency alerts."

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Associated Press writers Curt Anderson in Miami and Gary Fineout in Tallahassee contributed to this story.

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For the latest on Hurricane Michael, visit https://www.apnews.com/tag/Hurricanes

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

03-45-49-61-69, Mega Ball: 9, Megaplier: 5

(three, forty-five, forty-nine, sixty-one, sixty-nine; Mega Ball: nine; Megaplier: five)

Mega Millions jackpot reaches record-breaking $868 million; Powerball jackpot is $345 million

Update 12:59 a.m. EDT Oct. 17: No tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing. Friday’s estimated jackpot has climbed to a record $868 million, with a cash payout of $494 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

Update 11:15 p.m. EDT Oct. 16: Mega Millions numbers drawn Tuesday night were 69-45-61-3-49 and the Mega Ball was 9. It is not yet known if there is a winner.

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If you have a few dollars and dreams of riches untold, the coming week could be a game-changer for you.

Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots this week, now topping a billion in total combined winnings.

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The Mega Millions drawing set for Tuesday has the second largest jackpot in the game’s history, worth $667 million (or $372 million with the cash option). That breaks the game’s previous record jackpot of $656 million.  

Related: 7 biggest lottery jackpots in US history

Add to that a hefty $345 million Powerball jackpot, and you’re looking at nearly a billion dollars in lottery money being up for grabs this week.

The Powerball jackpot is the 17th largest in the game’s history. The cash payout on the $345 million would be $199 million.

Related: 7-time lottery winner shares tips for winning Powerball

How did we get the chance to play for such jackpots? You can thank all those who played and didn’t hit the jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won.

The Powerball game has not seen a grand  prize winner since Aug. 11. 

The Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 04-24-46-61-70. The Megaball was 07. The Megaplier was 3. 

Related: Which Powerball numbers have hit most often? Will choosing them improve your odds?

One ticket sold in Arkansas matched all five numbers, but did not match the Megaball number. That winning ticket is worth $3 million because the person who purchased the ticket purchased the “Multiplier” option which tripled the $1 million prize.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday were 11-14-32-43-65 and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play was 3. Two players – one in Nebraska and one in Michigan – matched the five numbers, but not the Powerball number. Each of those tickets is worth $1 million.

Johnson scores 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The final score was much more important to Tyler Johnson than his fourth career hat trick.

Johnson had three goals, Yanni Gourde scored on a power play to put Tampa Bay ahead and the Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday night.

"I don't think too much about hat tricks. I'm more excited we won," Johnson said.

Johnson scored in all three periods, completing his hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.

"When he's skating, it's really game-changing for him," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Boy, that kid was flying tonight."

Johnson also had a three-goal game against the Hurricanes last January.

After Carolina defenseman Calvin de Haan fanned on a clearing attempt, Gourde made it 3-2 on a pass from Ondrej Palat at 7:02 of the third.

Lightning backup Louis Domingue stopped 38 shots in his first start of the season. He made strong saves on Sebastian Aho and Micheal Ferland soon after Gourde's goal.

Ferland and Martin Necas had goals, and Petr Mrazek turned aside 23 shots for the Hurricanes.

After starting 4-0-1, Carolina has lost consecutive games by two goals to Stanley Cup contenders Winnipeg and Tampa Bay.

"We know that we can play with them," coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "The difference is we have little, little margin. So, when you self-destruct on certain things, that's going to come back to bite you against these great teams. That's what the lesson is."

Aho picked up an assist to extend his season-opening point streak to seven games (eight assists, 12 points), which is tied for third-longest in the history of the Carolina/Hartford franchise. Only Victor Rask (eight games, 2016-17) and Ron Francis (11 games, 1984-85) had longer runs.

Tampa Bay is 17-2-2 against Carolina since the start of the 2012-13 season.

Johnson picked up Tampa Bay's second short-handed goal this season 12:42 into the game and put the Lightning up 2-1 at 6:07 of the second. The forward, who snapped a 10-game regular-season goal drought, has 11 goals and 19 points in 18 games against Carolina.

Necas tied it 2-all with 7:12 left in the second on his first NHL goal, a one-timer from the left circle.

Aho stole Victor Hedman's clearing attempt and helped set up Ferland's game-opening goal 10:25 into the first.

The Lightning converted their only power play, while Carolina went 0 for 4. Tampa Bay is the only NHL team not to allow a power-play goal (18 for 18) this season.

The Hurricanes are 2 for 25 with the man advantage overall, and have allowed eight goals on 22 short-handed situations.

"As long as we don't let the negative part of our special teams drift into our overall game, then we're going to be all right," Brind'Amour said.

Carolina defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a game-high seven shots on goal. The line of Aho (four), Ferland (five) and Teuvo Teravainen (four) combined for 13.

Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos has gone 16 regular-season games without a goal, dating to last season. He had one shot in 16 minutes of play.

NOTES: Domingue tweaked his neck playing basketball during a pregame workout but was cleared to play. . Carolina LW Brock McGinn was cut on the face early in the second on the follow-through of Stamkos' shot attempt. ... Mrazek was briefly shaken up in the second after being struck accidentally by Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov's stick behind the net. ... Mathieu Joseph got his first NHL point by assisting on Johnson's short-handed goal.

UP NEXT

Hurricanes: Host Colorado on Saturday night.

Lightning: Wrap up a season-opening five-game homestand Thursday night against winless Detroit (0-4-2).

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More AP NHL: https://www.apnews.com/tag/NHL and https://www.twitter.com/AP_Sports

Hurricanes-Lightning Sums

First Period_1, Carolina, Ferland 4 (Teravainen, Aho), 10:25. 2, Tampa Bay, Johnson 1 (Joseph, Girardi), 12:42 (sh). Penalties_Erne, TB, (tripping), 10:55; Point, TB, (holding), 15:37.

Second Period_3, Tampa Bay, Johnson 2 (Erne, Miller), 6:07. 4, Carolina, Necas 1 (Zykov, Foegele), 12:48. Penalties_Johnson, TB, (tripping), 0:26; Killorn, TB, (hooking), 8:38.

Third Period_5, Tampa Bay, Gourde 2 (Palat), 7:02 (pp). 6, Tampa Bay, Johnson 3 (Kucherov, Girardi), 18:04. Penalties_Necas, CAR, (holding), 5:55.

Shots on Goal_Carolina 12-14-14_40. Tampa Bay 8-13-6_27.

Power-play opportunities_Carolina 0 of 4; Tampa Bay 1 of 1.

Goalies_Carolina, Mrazek 1-2-1 (26 shots-23 saves). Tampa Bay, Domingue 1-0-0 (40-38).

A_19,092 (19,092). T_2:36.

Referees_TJ Luxmore, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen_Jonny Murray, Kory Nagy.

Panthers-Flyers Sums

First Period_1, Florida, Vatrano 1 (McCann, Malgin), 17:58. Penalties_Konecny, PHI, (interference), 12:20; Ekblad, FLA, (holding), 15:40.

Second Period_2, Philadelphia, Simmonds 4 (Sanheim, Gudas), 1:18. 3, Philadelphia, Weal 1 (Konecny, Hagg), 5:54. 4, Philadelphia, Giroux 2, 8:50. 5, Florida, Vatrano 2 (Pysyk, McCann), 12:31. 6, Philadelphia, Simmonds 5 (Laughton, Folin), 15:29. 7, Philadelphia, Giroux 3 (Weal, Gostisbehere), 17:03. 8, Florida, Barkov 2 (Yandle, Hoffman), 17:31 (pp). Penalties_Simmonds, PHI, (high sticking), 6:27; Petrovic, FLA, (roughing), 17:23; Hagg, PHI, (roughing), 17:23; Simmonds, PHI, (roughing), 17:23; Petrovic, FLA, Misconduct (misconduct), 17:23; Simmonds, PHI, Misconduct (misconduct), 17:23.

Third Period_9, Florida, Dadonov 2 (Brouwer, Kiselevich), 5:06. 10, Florida, Barkov 3 (Yandle), 8:07. Penalties_None.

Overtime_None. Penalties_Hoffman, FLA, (tripping), 1:55.

Shootout_Florida 1 (Trocheck NG, Barkov G, Vatrano NG), Philadelphia 2 (Voracek G, Giroux NG, Weal G).

Shots on Goal_Florida 12-8-6_26. Philadelphia 5-11-7-3_26.

Power-play opportunities_Florida 1 of 3; Philadelphia 0 of 2.

Goalies_Florida, Hutchinson 0-0-1 (26 shots-21 saves). Philadelphia, Elliott 1-3-0 (23-19), Pickard 2-0-0 (3-2).

A_19,038 (19,543). T_2:48.

Referees_Dan O'Halloran, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen_Darren Gibbs, Brad Kovachik.

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