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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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  • Mega Millions jackpot surges to $284 million for Halloween drawing

    Mega Millions jackpot surges to $284 million for Halloween drawing
    It certainly would be a treat to win the next Mega Millions lottery drawing Halloween night. The jackpot for the game climbed to $284 million Tuesday after no one matched the winning numbers of 3, 50, 57, 58, 60, with a Mega Ball of 11. The jackpot...
  • Thousands sign up as city's Section 8 wait list opens for first time in a decade

    Thousands sign up as city's Section 8 wait list opens for first time in a decade
    Eight months pregnant and living in a West Baltimore emergency shelter, Juliet Vega and her little girls have moved three times in as many months. Now, the young mother sees opportunity in the city's first housing lottery in a decade. She's not alone....
  • Hampton police asking for help in convenience store robbery case

    Hampton police asking for help in convenience store robbery case
    Hampton police are searching for two people wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store last week, according to a news release. The incident took place at the Kwik Mart at 299 Floyd Thompson Blvd.  Two people wearing masks and...
  • Family members beat the odds in winning prized firefighting jobs

    Family members beat the odds in winning prized firefighting jobs
    Offering six-figure pay and generous benefits, jobs at the Los Angeles County Fire Department are among the most sought-after in the field. Nearly 95% of applicants are turned away. Department officials say the hiring of firefighters is based purely...
  • Lottery sales surpass $5 billion for first time

    Lottery sales surpass $5 billion for first time
    California's lottery is on a winning streak. For the first time in its almost three-decade history, wagers at the state's gambling enterprise broke the $5-billion mark for the year that ended June 30. Revenues rose 13% over the previous year,...
  • 71-year-old makes the most of her first shot in Maryland's black bear hunt

    71-year-old makes the most of her first shot in Maryland's black bear hunt
    Like other septuagenarians who still like to whack an ace down the line in tennis or sink a long birdie putt in golf, Bonnie Kelley still enjoys the rewards of hunting. It's in her blood, having been raised in Western Maryland and having returned there,...
  • Pa. scratching the lottery itch with bigger jackpots

    Pa. scratching the lottery itch with bigger jackpots
    Everyone loves those bazillion-dollar jackpots that pop up in the lottery now and again, but those bring out a lot of starry-eyed amateurs and you can bet the hard-core players view them as the French view American tourists — good for the bottom...
  • Is Tom Foley Bored With This Election?

    Is Tom Foley Bored With This Election?
    Last Tuesday night, I was picking up tickets at the will call window. Bill Curry (yes, yes, I know) was next to me, yakking about the latest gubernatorial debate, and the woman in front of us in line whirled around and, demonstrably angry, said she...
  • Powerball sales in Maryland decline 41 percent

    Powerball sales in Maryland decline 41 percent
    Powerball sales fell 40.8 percent in Maryland in September compared to the same month a year earlier, according to information provided to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission at its monthly meeting. State sales of the game last month were...
  • Kansas at odds over fundraising raffles

    Kansas at odds over fundraising raffles
    Kansas gamblers can find blackjack, roulette and slot machines across the state at gambling halls and Indian casinos. But the deeply conservative state has a constitutional prohibition against private lotteries — a ban that has prevented churches,...
  • Three arrested in Boynton Beach food-stamp fraud operation

    Three arrested in Boynton Beach food-stamp fraud operation
    Three men were arrested this week for their suspected involvement in a food-stamp fraud and illegal-gambling operation in Boynton Beach. Alex Prosper, 33, and Edzer Luberisse, 52, were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, for their...