Procrastinating sometimes pays off. If you’ve been playing the Florida Lottery for years and have purposely picked the wrong numbers, smart move! Winning all that money has one big drawback here in Florida… everyone finds out. You have no choice. As reported by Geno, It looks like that’s about to change.

Fox 13 reports that Florida Democrat Tracie Davis got to work after she read stories in the news about how big money lottery winners were getting targeted after word spread of their winnings. Lottery winners in Florida and Georgia have apparently been KILLED after collecting their money. And it’s not just the democrats on board with this one. In fact the bill passed it’s first hurdle by a vote of 114 to 1 in the House! There’s another bill in the Senate and then it will likely move on to a vote by the full chamber. Finally … something politicians can agree on!

The bill would keep your identity secret for 90 days if you win $250,000 or more with the Florida Lottery. That’s plenty of time to sell your house (which these days might score you another million), pack your bags and buy that remote island where nobody will ever bug you ever again. [Source: Fox 13]

That’s some change that 19 year old Mendez Rodriguez from Naples could have used, since Mendez claimed a million dollar scratch off prize just yesterday.


The 10 Most Expensive Houses For Sale In Naples Right Now

  • 10. 625 Kings Town Dr - $19,900,000

    I think it’s hilarious that they listed it for 19-9.  Like, I can do 19 million 900 thousand but 20? Yeah, 20 million is just too much.

    625 Kings Town Dr, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    This stunning Dutch-West Indies masterpiece designed by Stofft Cooney Architects is ideally nestled on Kings Town Drive and offers expansive Bay views of Treasure Cove. Enveloped by lush tropical landscape, the 7, 745 sq. ft.

  • 9. 3240 Gin Ln - $21,950,000

    So much for “keep it under 20”. This house is new construction so it’s one of my favs. Like I want to buy a ‘used mansion’?

    3240 Gin Ln, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    Tropical paradise will be found at this West Indies-inspired new-construction opportunity on the navigable waters of Smugglers Bay in Port Royal. This custom-built home created by Kukk Architecture & Design and Adelyn Charles Interiors features a stunning mix of thoughtfully designed details that will reflect a distinctive lifestyle.


  • 8. 3300 Fort Charles Dr - $22,495,000

    I’m looking at the names of these roads and none of them sound familiar. I do love this night time shot.

    3300 Fort Charles Dr, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    Recently completed, fully furnished, and perfectly positioned on Old Harbour channel. This impeccably appointed residence represents a special opportunity in todays market. Masterfully constructed by Viv Homes and penned by Stofft Cooney Architects, the home is West Indies inspired, seamlessly blending transitional finishes highlighted by wide plank wood flooring, grays, whites and touches of color.


  • 7. 1857 Galleon Dr - $22,500,000

    This house is contingent so you may have missed your chance. I love Port Royal.

    1857 Galleon Dr, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    Enjoy breathtaking panoramic water views from one of the most desirable Port Royal properties available in 40 years! With a lot-and-a-half at .89 Acres, this private and serene estate encompasses nearly an acre of waterfront property with 151Â' of deep water-frontage on Naples Bay.


  • 6. 3131 Gin Ln - $23,950,000

    Another new construction on the same road as the last one. Been busy over there.

    3131 Gin Ln, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    A dynamic setting on the navigable waters for those seeking a brand-new, thoughtfully designed, high-quality, well-built home in Naples, Florida. Luxury interiors and furnishings appointed by the reputable Adelyn Charles Interiors team. Wide bay views will be perfectly framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors for abundant lighting throughout.


  • 5. 555 Kings Town Dr - $24,900,000

    This listing just went up today. Pictures aren’t even up yet. Hurry!

    555 Kings Town Dr, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    Enjoy some of the finest wide water and panoramic views in all of Port Royal! The extraordinarily large building envelope coupled with significant water frontage allows for a myriad of exciting design opportunities. This unique offering is in close proximity to all of the Port Royal Club amenities.


  • 4. 300 Capri Blvd - $24,900,000

    Not seeing anything you like so far? Build your own estate on this 2.89 acre lot in the Isle of Capri. Just a short boat trip to some of my favorite places, the Snook Inn and Keewaydin.

    300 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113 |®

    Do not miss this unbelievable opportunity to develop the last known Waterfront opportunity in Collier County today. Bordered by land owned by Gulf Bay development currently in for rezone / multifamily use this is the perfect compliment. With the ability to have approximately 100 Docs residential and or commercial use property this opportunity is one for serious consideration.


  • 3. 275 Gulf Shore Blvd N - $27,000,000

    Sale pending on this one. Someone won the lottery before we did.

    275 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    Like no other. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build the home of your dreams on one of the most desirable residential building sites on Florida's Gulf Coast. Behind the seagrass and sea grape windbreak that borders its western edge, this 1.61-acre lot with 189 feet of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico and a depth of approximately 367 feet can be the setting for a custom estate home of any style.


  • 2. 1330 Galleon Dr - $27,900,000

    Sale pending on this one. I like how the house wraps around so you can look through the window and wave to someone at the other end.

    1330 Galleon Dr, Naples, FL 34102 |®

    Situated on nearly an acre with 142' of waterfront this incredible, new construction opportunity has been creatively designed by Stofft-Cooney Architects, exquisitely appointed by NP Interior Design, Inc. and masterfully orchestrated by BBA Development, Inc. Offering over 8, 400 square feet of AC space on a single level this home will live graciously.


  • 1. 2050 Gordon Dr - $29,990,000

    The most expensive house you can buy in Naples right now and clearly my favorite on this list.

    • 4 bed
    • 4.5 bath
    •  square feet

    Just look at the pictures.

    2050 Gordon Dr, Naples, FL 34102 - Home for Rent |®

    Rented Jan. 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018.*** Signature Naples beachfront estate rental that offers magnificent panoramic Gulf views. This estate sprawls almost 5,400 Sq.Ft. of living space and shows great attention to detail. Features include gorgeous custom stone, marble and wood flooring, Artisan Guild custom wood work, exquisitely gorgeous chandeliers, multiple intricately carved marble and stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and much more!


  • What about us renters?

    I wouldn’t forget you. At a very affordable $135,000 a month you can snag this beauty. Come prepared with first and last months rent. It doesn’t mention a pet deposit.

    960 17th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 - Home for Rent |®

    Welcome to Vista Point Estate, your private gated enclave in Aqualane Shores. Designed by Stofft Cooney and built by BCB Homes in 2013, this home had several custom redesigns in 2016, encompasses almost 10, 000 sq ft of total living area, and offers over 300 feet of Naples Bay water frontage.


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

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