| May 31, 2014
A frequent lottery player who says she "had a dream about winning" cashed her $47 million ticket Friday.
Germana Sodre, 47, of Hollywood, claimed the Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on May 21. She chose to receive her winnings as a lump-...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:26 AM
I've always wanted to write that headline...
Today, it came true. And when I told a friend it was for "five-fifty," she said, "Great!"
Of course, it's for five dollars, fifty cents.
I hit three of six numbers in Saturday night's Florida Lotto...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Unless you are a direct descendant of Rip Van Winkle, you know that my hometown of Detroit is mired in the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. As a crack financial journalist, I monitor the situation intensely, in case the city suddenly remembers it left a...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Eleven stores are being investigated for criminal activity regarding their lottery operations, and have temporarily lost their right to sell tickets, Florida Lottery officials said Thursday.
Lottery employees have removed equipment and turned off game...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Florida Lotto players are experiencing their second slump in as many years, and it’s close to tying a record.
No one has correctly picked the six numbers since Jan. 18, meaning there have been 34 draws without a big winner. The record is 35...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Maybe those new I-595 Express Lanes led you to Naples in the past few days, and maybe you stopped in a convenience store and bought a Powerball ticket.
If you bought the right one, you won $148.8 million.
Powerball has hit again in Florida, this...
| 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 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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Mega Money is disappearing, with a new game in its place.
The Florida Lottery is introducing "Lucky Money" on July 2, which it is calling an "enhanced version" of Mega Money. That game ends July 1.
The state added Mega Millions in May 2013, a...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Florida Lotto yielded one single jackpot winner Saturday night, with a payout of $12 million.
The numbers were 12-16-23-33-46-50 and the ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, 4741 NW 79th Avenue in Miami. It was a quick pick.
It is only the third winning...
| 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...