| 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...
| 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-...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:51 AM
It's a great time to be a lottery player in Florida: Powerball is at $360 million and rising, the highest it has been since last year’s record $587 million. Meanwhile, at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Mega Millions tickets will go on sale in Florida for the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The Florida Lottery has upped its digital game, with smartphone and tablet access that could yield a trip to Ireland.
In case you forgot, this is St. Patrick's Day. So the timing of this announcement isn't accidental. It's called the Lucky Lotto...
| 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...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:14 AM
One ticket sold in Florida has matched all six numbers for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million, according to the Powerball website.
The winning numbers in Saturday night's Powerball drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 with a Powerball of...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:38 PM
On Wednesday, the rainbow gay pride flag flew at the governor's residence by order Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The flagpole is shaped like a lower case "t" with the American flag at the top. The gay flag flew from one end of the lower crosspiece. On the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:24 AM
Someone in Central Florida is about to be a lot richer. The winning Florida Lotto ticket worth $59 million was sold in Orlando, breaking the longest dry spell in Florida Lotto history.
The lucky numbers are 11-24-36-45-46-47 with a multiplier of 4....
| May 16, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Maybe you've heard this story before. Or dreamt it.
Man cleans out old lottery tickets from cookie jar, and instead of throwing them away takes them to the 7-Eleven to check them out. And finds one of them is worth millions.
It gets better for Ricardo...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Powerball fever is taking California by storm as officials expect the jackpot to keep growing before Saturday's drawing that could break its November 2012 record of $587.5 million.
Right now, the jackpot is estimated at $550 million, not only the...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:29 AM
Who's the luckiest person in Florida?
Even luckier than Lotto ticket holder of the $590-million jackpot purchased at a Publix in Zephyrhills on Saturday?
Maybe this woman -- the estranged wife of Julio Villanueva-Vasque.