| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:32 AM
Mike Wittkowski is no longer famous, and he's just fine with that.
In 1984, he was a 28-year-old North Side bachelor dreaming of hitting it big — just like everybody else — in a relatively new Illinois Lotto game that was building to a $40...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:47 AM
The first new multistate lottery game in a dozen years offered three ways to win, touted a $25 million jackpot and attempted to capitalize on the popularity of the Monopoly board game brand.
After 10 drawings, it's game over.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A woman wanted by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for her suspected involvement in a February robbery was caught in Miami-Dade County Saturday, according to deputies.
Maria Restrepo, 55, is accused of robbing a woman in February on Lakewood Road...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Join in the fun of the Moore Township 250th Anniversary celebration by purchasing a fundraising lottery calendar.
Calendars are $10 each and contain two chances to win per ticket, according to the Moore Township's website.
Lotto drawings are held...
| 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
| 3:21 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 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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Missing Lotto tickets worth $80,000 from a Kissimmee gas station resulted in the arrest Friday of a clerk, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said.
Mark Joseph Wright, 42, was booked into the Osceola County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail on a charge of...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The fast-expanding Wawa Convenience store chain will start hosting Florida lottery vending machines at Central Florida locations, starting Thursday with a new store in east Orlando.
The new store at 14548 E. Colonial Drive, will have a machine operating...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The winning ticket for Wednesday's Lucky Day Lotto drawing was sold at a Homer Glen gas station, but so far no one has stepped forward to claim the $700,000 prize.
The winner successfully matched all five numbers — 04-13-14-27-29 — on a...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Someone is holding, likely with trembling hands, the most valuable lottery ticket ever sold in Broward County.
It’s worth $47 million, and its numbers match the 10-12-23-34-38-53 drawn Wednesday night in the Florida Lotto.
In the 26 years...