| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The lottery lady is staying on WGN-Ch. 9, at least for another year.
After flirting with digital alternatives, the Illinois Lottery has agreed to a discounted one-year deal to keep the live drawings on the Tribune Co. station, its television home...
| Jul 21, 2014
In 2010, Illinois became the first state in the country to turn over the management of its lottery to a private company. Other states soon followed.
The expectation was that a firm with broad expertise in lottery sales could attract new players and reap...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Maryland's four casinos brought in $72 million in revenue in June, an 8 percent jump over the month a year earlier, lottery officials said Monday.
Maryland Live Casino, the top earner of all casinos on the East Coast that offer both slots and table...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:08 PM
A theater event that was a hit three years ago returns this weekend to fill the bucolic Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township.
Selkie Theatre founders Kate Scuffle and George Miller will present "Bo Leictreach GreenPlay Festival," featuring new 10-...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Floridians sure have developed an itch for scratch-offs, spending more than $3.4 billion last fiscal year, according to figures released Monday by the Florida Lottery.
That interest in scratch-offs drove Florida sales to a record $5.4 billion in sales...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:47 AM
One of Florida's newest multi-millionaires has a simple plan for her windfall: she wants to pay off her mortgage in Ocoee then buy a second home for her family.
Brandy Pauline, 31, won a $3 million prize in the Super Millions scratch-off game, Florida...
| 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 8, 2014
| 7:51 PM
With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement.
In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A Fantasy 5 lottery ticket was sold at Gardenia Market & Deli in La Crescenta, earning one man $286,539.
Adam Shahinian, who buys coffee and soda from the store regularly, drove to the store after hearing about the winning ticket's location. The store's...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:27 PM
"The Book of Mormon," the irreverent Tony-winning musical comedy from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the "South Park" TV series, may be "vulgar and shocking" but it also leaves audiences with an unexpected uplifting message, says K.J....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an overhaul of the rules for hiring city firefighters, restarting a recruitment effort halted in March amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement.
In a bid...