| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:00 AM
We have made it to Christmas week, and I’ve made it to a few days off to be with the family.
But that doesn’t mean we are going to shut down the bar completely – not with two weeks left in the NFL season and an empty tip jar just...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn hopes the state lottery will start letting Illinois residents buy tickets online by spring following a U.S. Justice Department ruling that the Internet sales are legal.
The governor expressed his support for the long-stalled plan Tuesday,...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:43 PM
At Pancake Circus it’s not just the food that’s selling like hotcakes; it’s the lotto.
The reason for the flurry of sales is the $206 Million jackpot.
“Lightening’s got to strike somewhere,” Larry Stanfill said...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Eugene Lynn "Lotto" Bitner, 74, of Hagerstown, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his home.
Born Jan. 24, 1938, in Chewsville, Md., he was the son of the late Roy Jacob and Rosie Mae (Witmer) Bitner.
He had worked as a group leader for the Washington...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:51 AM
The Florida Lottery announced that it sold one winning ticket to Wednesday night's $6 million drawing, which yielded the numbers 1-10-17-19-22-31.
It was sold in Orlando. The location was Publix, 11955 East Colonial Drive.
I could go on a spiel...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:31 AM
Stephen Emery, 63, of Bangor, Maine, claimed his share of the $7 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on Feb. 22, lottery officials said.
Emery chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $2,377,540.67. Publix,...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Fantasy 5 yielded two winners from Saturday night's drawing, and both are from South Florida. Each hit for $145,561.89
The winning tickets were sold at BJ's Wholesale Club, 500 State Road 7, Royal Palm, and Beach El Brillante Supermarket, 1164 SW 17th...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:20 PM
Philomena Pirolo, 46, of Orlando, claimed the $6 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on March 14.
Pirolo said she has been playing the same numbers for years, and is ecstatic that her numbers finally paid off.
Pirolo chose to receive her...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 6:39 AM
I don't know what's more surprising: The odd configuration of Powerball numbers or the fact that someone has a winning ticket.
Powerball came out 32-42-53-55-56 (no number in the birthday range of 1 to 31), then rolled out a Powerball of 6, just to...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Last night I played the game of NFL Clue and guessed that Saints Coach Sean Payton did it; in the locker room with an envelope containing $5,000 cash. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says I won the game but the Who Dat Nation says no, Goodell did it, in...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 2:59 PM
The Illinois Lottery is breaking new ground Sunday with the start of online ticket sales, a first by a U.S. state lottery.
State residents ages 18 and up will be able to use their computers or phones to buy tickets for the Mega Millions and Lotto games...