| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Everyone loves those bazillion-dollar jackpots that pop up in the lottery now and again, but those bring out a lot of starry-eyed amateurs and you can bet the hard-core players view them as the French view American tourists — good for the bottom...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 7:00 PM
California's lottery is on a winning streak.
For the first time in its almost three-decade history, wagers at the state's gambling enterprise broke the $5-billion mark for the year that ended June 30.
Revenues rose 13% over the previous year,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries have teamed up to provide some eye-popping winnings. Here are the Top 5 jackpots they've produced.
1. $656 million, March 30, 2012, Mega Millions
2. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013, Mega Millions
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Starting Sunday, players of the Florida Lottery will have a new terminal game option to play.
The new game, called Monopoly Millionaires Club, gives people three different ways to win on each ticket with a top prize of $25 million....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:59 AM
During the last fiscal year, the Virginia Lottery generated a record profit of $538.6 million with Hampton Roads contributing a quarter of statewide sales.
Statewide lottery sales grew by 7.2 percent to $1.8 billion and Hampton Roads sales grew by 7.4...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:15 AM
A lucky patron of Holiday Food Mart on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore won a $1 million Powerball ticket after matching all five balls on Wednesday night's drawing, Maryland lottery officials said.
The ticket, which matched five balls but not...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Shopping center location?
•Mary, Williamsburg: I'm calling about an item in Rusty Carter's Williamsburg Notebook in Friday's paper. The item is about "Williamsburg shopping center sold at auction." I live in Williamsburg and don't know which...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:06 PM
A Powerball lottery ticket worth $2 million was sold at a liquor store in Laurel, according to state lottery officials.
A ticket sold at Laurel Lakes Liquors on Baltimore Avenue qualified for a second-tier $1 million prize. Whoever bought it purchased...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The winner of Pennsylvania Lottery's fifth largest prize and its first jackpot ticket sold in the Mega Millions game has come forward to claim an $86.7 million jackpot from the May 20 drawing.
Carl Szott of Pittsburgh received a ceremonial check for...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...
| 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...