| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Heads up! A satellite is expected to fall to Earth sometime Sunday night or Monday morning, and scientists can't say yet where it will land.
The satellite, known as GOCE, has been circling our planet since 2009, when it was launched by the European...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Someone walked into a Des Plaines convenience store last year and bought an Illinois Lottery ticket worth $162,500.
That person has until Feb. 21 to claim the cash or lose it forever, lottery officials said.
The winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket was sold...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
James Caldwell, of Orlando, claimed the $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the Dec. 18 drawing, lottery officials announced Tuesday morning.
Caldwell, who made the claim as manager of the trust BJewel LLC, chose to receive his winnings in a one-...
| Dec 31, 2013
Every casino offers the most games possible allowable by state law; it's just that those laws are, well, a little confusing.
Just a quick tip, here: Not every casino offers the same games.
So, here we go:
If you go to a casino operated by the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Talk about having an itch: The Florida Lottery announced Monday that sales of scratch-off tickets exceeded $78.5 million last week, and that's a record.
It broke the previous sales mark by $4.5 million, reached the first week of March 2012. Florida...