| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Mega Millions, the multi-state lottery game sold in Florida and most of the United States, is bumping up its starting jackpots, starting Oct. 19.
The top prize will starts at $15 million, up from $12 million, and will grow by at least $5 million...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:13 PM
PIERRE — The 900 slot machines now in play at Grand Falls Casino, just across the Iowa border from Sioux Falls, are hardly the only new competition lining up against the South Dakota Lottery, Deadwood casinos and reservation casinos....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:54 PM
FT. HOOD, Texas — Retired Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning had dreaded returning to this central Texas Army base for the first time this week to testify against the man who he says shot him and dozens of fellow soldiers back in 2009.
Manning, an Army...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
BRANDON, S.D. (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold in Brandon is worth $10,000 in the latest drawing.
South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game's third prize in the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:21 AM
The longest dry spell in Florida Lotto history is over: One winning ticket, with the numbers 11-24-36-45-46-47 hit for $59 million Saturday night.
Alas, it was sold in central Florida. The vendor was 7-Eleven, 12298 Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:53 AM
Fast-food restaurants push combo meals, phone companies bundle service and, now, the Florida Lottery offers its version of a package deal.
With the $5 Jackpot Combo, players get tickets for Powerball, Florida Lotto with Xtra and Mega Millions. All are...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:15 AM
It's a big weekend for lottery players.
The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $119 million for Friday night's 11 p.m. drawing. Powerball is around $317 million for Saturday's 10:59 drawing. Final numbers will be based on last-minute sales....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:47 AM
After a few months without a massive jackpot, the national Powerball drawing is again gaining steam, raising its prize to $300 million ahead of Saturday's drawing.
Maryland is one of 43 states, along with Washington and the Virgin Islands, that...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Three years ago, Republicans running for statewide office got trounced, with their top candidate, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., winning less than 42 percent in his rematch with Gov. Martin O'Malley. Nobody else got more than 39 percent, and the GOP...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:08 AM
The Powerball jackpot has swelled to $400 million after no one won the latest drawing Saturday.
Just a few days ago, the jackpot was an estimated $300 million. No one has hit a winning number in the Powerball lottery since June 23, when a ticket holder...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot was raised to $425 million, Maryland lottery officials said Tuesday, which marks the fourth largest jackpot ever.
The jackpot will have a $244.7 million cash option, and is not expected to go up again before the drawing....