| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:47 AM
When Adam Shahinian found out that his winning Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at the La Crescenta store where he purchases his lottery tickets each day, he jumped in his car and drove there rather than checking the numbers online from home.
He asked the clerk...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Maryland is joining 33 other lotteries in a multistate association that will give players access to new games, including one being introduced in the fall that could award several million-dollar prizes at one time.
Stephen Martino, director of the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:24 AM
When Bawi Hlun heard his name called as the first winner of Howard County Housing's annual housing lottery, the Savage resident shot out of his seat in the packed Long Reach High School auditorium and flung up his arms in victory.
A second man sitting...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Big lottery winners usually take their time getting their affairs in order before snagging their loot, either celebrating their first few days or lining up their money with some kind of planner.
Not Eric Thomas of Miramar.
Thomas, 61, made it to...
| Jun 1, 2014
Q: I was looking at realty listings in my area and noticed someone is selling a house with a free car. I'd never heard of that tactic before, and it struck me as an extravagant incentive.
A: What's that old expression, "Whatever floats your boat"? In...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Unless you are a direct descendant of Rip Van Winkle, you know that my hometown of Detroit is mired in the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. As a crack financial journalist, I monitor the situation intensely, in case the city suddenly remembers it left a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
This is one in a series of submitted candidate profiles for the Columbia Association Elections.
The Columbia Association will hold elections on Saturday, April 26. During the elections, Columbia residents who pay the Columbia Association assessed fee...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:22 AM
OK, we're saying this one more time: If you're going to pick lottery numbers, don't go for the obvious. Or else you'll be unhappy with the payout.
Another example of that hit 11 Floridians hard Thursday morning, as they awoke to the their Fantasy 5...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Citing nearly three years of lackluster performance, a state lawmaker is urging Governor Pat Quinn to fire the company his administration hired to run the Illinois Lottery.
State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said the state’s contract with...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:47 PM
The investigation is still ongoing -- so the public still doesn't know the details of what happened -- but we know this: You won't be buying any more lottery tickets at three Pompano Beach stores that were busted on April 2.
The Florida Lottery...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:17 AM
One lucky lottery player made off pretty well in Severn for Wednesday night's drawing.
A $1 million second-tier Powerball ticket was sold at Telegraph Liquors, at 7741 Telegraph Road, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.