| May 5, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Gov. Larry Hogan named former New York State Lottery chief Gordon Medenica to head the Maryland agency overseeing the state's casinos and lottery system.
Medenica, whose appointment as director of the state Lottery and Gaming Control Agency requires...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:25 AM
A 58-year-old Ocoee woman recently won $500,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket she bought for $5 from a gas station in Orlando.
Rosalind Wood bought the Gold Rush ticket from the Murphy Express at 8600 W. Colonial Drive and recently claimed the top...
| May 4, 2015
| 3:18 PM
It turns out the story of the lucky guy who turned in a lottery ticket worth $75,000 to a Palmdale gas station and was mistakenly given only $75 in return wasn’t all that it seemed -- the ticket was fake and its owner a state compliance officer,...
| May 3, 2015
| 10:14 AM
Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.
These are among thousands of emotional, humorous, sometimes snarky requests inserted into published obituaries, attributed to the...
| May 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: The Executive of the Year vote has to irk Pat Riley. Mitch Kupchak and Sam Hinkie got votes, while Riley did not get one single vote? The discovery of Hassan Whiteside and acquisition of Goran Dragic did not impress anyone outside Miami. The results...
| May 1, 2015
| 8:55 AM
Alexander Hamilton's face proudly adorns the $10 bill. But it's hard to imagine the founding father and treasury secretary, with all his famous ambition, ever anticipating just how many of those bills people would delightedly fork over one day to see a...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 4:00 PM
A top Jamaican law enforcement officer testifying in a North Dakota trial said Thursday his country is making progress in disrupting lottery scams but that many children still want to grow up to be fraudsters.
Cpl. Kevin Watson testified in Bismarck...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 7:07 PM
Rabid bat found in Frankfort
A live bat trapped in Frankfort represents Will County's first confirmed case of rabies among wildlife this year, according to the Will County Health Department.
The bat was trapped Friday while hanging on to the base of a...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:38 AM
Patricia Easley of Gurnee won a top prize of $50,000 when she scratched a Gold Rush instant lottery ticket.
Easley has lived in Lake County for 10 years. She was at home when she scratched the ticket and discovered her $50,000 win, according to a...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:15 AM
One upside to the drought: Hikers eager to summit Yosemite's Half Dome will have more time to try this year. The all-important cables that allow hikers to scale the final 400-foot pitch of the granite face will be in place starting Saturday, three weeks...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 9:00 PM
It looks like we will go another year without lawmakers even talking much about bringing destination casinos to South Florida.
“Gambling expansion” the naysayers say about the resort casinos that could add so much to our community.