| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:46 PM
One person in Tennessee is about $259.8 million richer after picking the winning numbers in the Powerball lottery drawing.
The winning numbers drawn for the multi-state lottery's jackpot are 14, 18, 25, 33, 49, powerball 23. The Tennessee lottery...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:33 AM
A Northern Californian invoked the "luck of the Jedi" on Tuesday when he came forward to claim the $425.3-million Powerball jackpot he won after playing the lottery for 20 years.
Wearing a shirt featuring the "Star Wars" character Yoda with the words...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Though it's not the all-time record, the Mega Millions prize has once again climbed to $400 million after weeks without a winner.
The lottery swelled to its third biggest jackpot in game history after no one hit all six numbers Friday. The $400...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Lottery fever has again hit the Southland as the Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be $400 million for Tuesday night's drawing, the third largest prize in the game's history.
The only two larger jackpots were a $648-million prize in December and a...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:23 AM
A Sunrise man claimed a $12 million Florida Lotto jackpot in Tallahassee Tuesday, the first Lotto win in Broward or Palm Beach county since a Davie woman won in September 2012.
Delroy Reid, 49, stepped forward on behalf of the Rolgini Revocable Trust....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:47 PM
When Robert Manning started cleaning out his wallet because it was getting too fat, he had no idea he would find $1 million stuffed inside. Or at least a Virginia Lottery ticket guaranteeing him that fortune.
The 51-year-old from Springfield, Va., had...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:17 AM
One lucky lottery player made off pretty well in Severn for Wednesday night's drawing.
A $1 million second-tier Powerball ticket was sold at Telegraph Liquors, at 7741 Telegraph Road, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.