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Lotteries

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A collection of news and information related to Gaming and Lotteries published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo AP)
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  • Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball

    Somebody who stopped by a Shell station in southern Puerto Rico was potentially $100 million richer on Thursday, winning a share of a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot — the first winner outside the continental United States. The winner, who will...
  • Carpentersville woman uses lucky dime on scratch-off ticket to win big

    Carpentersville woman uses lucky dime on scratch-off ticket to win big
    A Carpentersville woman is $250,000 richer thanks to a recent lottery ticket purchase. On Friday, Ginger McGee was presented with an oversized ceremonial check from Illinois Lottery officials to commemorate her win. Her daughter purchased the ticket for...
  • Jamaica extradites first lottery scam suspect to US

    A Jamaican man was extradited Thursday from the Caribbean island to Florida on charges that he was involved in a lottery scam ring that defrauded elderly Americans out of their retirement savings. The U.S. Justice Department identified the suspected...
  • Happy Valentines Day, South Florida

    Happy Valentines Day, South Florida
    Valentine's Day is not for everybody, that's the hard candy truth. For those in love, the manufactured holiday is one of the toughest of the year. So much pressure. So many expectations. So hard to get a last-minute reservation at the Diplomat. But...
  • Ticket sales for Powerball soar ahead of $500 million jackpot, 5th largest prize in US history

    Sales of Powerball tickets soared in advance of Wednesday night's $500 million Powerball drawing, the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history. People lined up for tickets around the country in hopes they could beat the odds and win the giant prize....
  • Connecticut Lottery: 43 Years, Nearly 25 Billion Dollars

    Connecticut Lottery: 43 Years, Nearly 25 Billion Dollars
    Forty-three years ago, as Connecticut officials were gearing up to sell the very first tickets for the state’s newly approved lottery, Gov. Thomas Meskill bullishly declared that residents’ appetite for legalized gambling would put $14 million...
  • In historic move, Jamaica extradites fraud suspect

    In historic move, Jamaica extradites fraud suspect
    In a historic international move to fight fraud, a Jamaican man has been extradited to South Florida to face charges he duped people into thinking they had won the lottery and persuaded them to send money to collect their "winnings." Damion Bryan...
  • Lawyer to state: Powerball winner will wait to claim prize

    A lawyer has told North Carolina lottery officials that a client with a winning Powerball ticket is waiting to claim the prize. Lottery officials said in a news release Friday that the lawyer said the client has a winning ticket for the $564 million...
  • Broward woman imprisoned for taking Jamaican lottery fraud money

    Broward woman imprisoned for taking Jamaican lottery fraud money
    A Fort Lauderdale woman was sentenced to federal prison Friday for her role in a Jamaican lottery fraud. Shanice Ethridge, 24, was arrested in October and later pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Judge William...
  • Hampton man wins $1 million lottery prize

    Hampton man wins $1 million lottery prize
    A Hampton man won big with a $1 million prize from a lottery scratcher game. Robert Jones, a truck owner and operator, played Virginia Lottery’s Right on the Money, according to a news release from lottery officials. Jones told them he was...
  • Elliott Rodger, a quiet, troubled loner, plotted rampage for months

    Elliott Rodger, a quiet, troubled loner, plotted rampage for months
    Elliot Rodger planned his deadly rampage in Isla Vista for nearly two years, stockpiling guns and ammunition and visiting local target ranges. He did Internet research on Nazis, terrorists and how to kill people silently. He made videos threatening to...