| Dec 15, 2013
| 4:53 AM
The Florida Lotto jackpot continues to build after no one had a jackpot-winning ticket Saturday night.
The numbers were: 13-15-22-38-43-49
The Lotto hasn't hit since Aug. 31, and has yielded only six winners this year, compared to 21 in 2012. No...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Friday the 13th meant no luck for the countless people across the nation who bought tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot. The $425-million prize went unclaimed and has now grown to $550 million, the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:56 PM
There's at least $400 million on the line in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, which has produced the usual heavy breathing over the prospect of big money.
But Andre Evangelista's chances — and yours — of winning are worse than...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Those hoping for an instant fortune have another chance at lottery glory after Friday's massive Mega Millions drawing turned out no big winner.
Lottery players now stand to win $550 million, with a cash option of $229 million. Officials announced an...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:12 PM
If rich and famous people didn’t misbehave, the whole gossip industry — with all of its dependent paparazzi, reporters, bloggers and the rest of the support menagerie — wouldn’t exist.
It would be a tragedy, not just for...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Mega Millions could bestow its second-largest payout in jackpot history Friday after swelling to $425 million, lottery officials said.
Ticket sales for the jackpot have surged across the nation since Wednesday to generate a possible $60 million to $90...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Nancy Vinniti, 62, of Greenacres, claimed a $1 million prize in the 100X The Cash Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Vinniti chose to receive her winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $693,916.80.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Pedro Loaces, 52, of Hialeah, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A Week for Life Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
His ticket cost $2. Loaces chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $787,152.56....
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A lottery win is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, but lightning has struck again at a Tamarac Sunoco.
The single Florida Lotto winning ticket was sold at Vic's Sunoco in Tamarac, 8291 N. University Drive. It's worth $12 million, and is the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Parents were concerned for years about shenanigans in the admissions process for Chicago Public Schools' selective-enrollment (test-in) high schools. Our March 23, 2010 story "How VIPs lobbied schools; Duncan's office tracked politicians and others who...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:43 AM
Today is Friday the 13th, but there's plenty of luck to be had via the lottery.
Mega Millions is at the highest it's ever been since Florida joined the game in May — $400 million and growing — and could approach its all-time record of $656...