| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...