| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:50 AM
Time travel meets "found footage" in "Project Almanac," a "Blair Witch/Chronicle" tale about pretty teens tampering with all things temporal.
A couple of ingenious wrinkles distinguish this "Back to the Future" from "Looper" and its other cousins. It's...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:10 PM
A Chicago Loop store has sold a winning Quick Pick lottery ticket worth $16,250,000.
The winning Quick Pick lotto ticket matched all six numbers -- 07, 19, 22, 47, 48, 49 -- in Thursday's Illinois Lottery drawing.
The winner has yet to come forward to...
| Jan 16, 2015
An Iowa lottery worker who illegally played the lottery won a multimillion-dollar jackpot in 2010 and asked others to help him claim it, authorities said Thursday after announcing fraud charges against him.
Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, of Norwalk, Iowa, has...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:35 PM
An observant Orange County convenience-store clerk helped locate a missing 89-year-old retiree, thanks to a new program that posts Silver Alerts on lottery terminals in Florida.
John Happy of Polk County was the first person found under the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...