| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
We are now officially in danger of driving over everyone's own personal "fiscal cliff" as we approach our December holidays.
Although I just used the "h-word," let me note that I keep Christmas in my heart (and St. Patrick's Day in my desk drawer) all...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On our third trip to the emergency room in the span of 15 days, I suggested to my husband that we pick up on what seemed to me a very obvious hint.
"We should play Lotto with the numbers of every hospital and emergency room we've been in," I said....
| 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-...