| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:01 AM
The jackpot for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, which includes California, is estimated to balloon to $221 million for Friday’s drawing, lottery officials announced.
Players failed to match all six numbers during Tuesday’s drawing,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Over a nine-day period at the end of October, as covered admirably by The Sun's Yvonne Wenger, nearly 74,000 low-income households in Baltimore enrolled through a Housing Authority website for the chance to secure one of 25,000 spots on a Section 8...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:50 PM
As the Mega Millions jackpot grows to $321 million for the Tuesday, Nov. 4 drawing, and the Powerball jackpot stands at $178 million for the Wednesday, Nov. 5 drawing, CNN reports that "$2.04 billion went unclaimed in 2013 alone." Read the report here,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Mega Money is disappearing, with a new game in its place.
The Florida Lottery is introducing "Lucky Money" on July 2, which it is calling an "enhanced version" of Mega Money. That game ends July 1.
The state added Mega Millions in May 2013, a...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Florida Lotto yielded one single jackpot winner Saturday night, with a payout of $12 million.
The numbers were 12-16-23-33-46-50 and the ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, 4741 NW 79th Avenue in Miami. It was a quick pick.
It is only the third winning...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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
| 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 31, 2014
A frequent lottery player who says she "had a dream about winning" cashed her $47 million ticket Friday.
Germana Sodre, 47, of Hollywood, claimed the Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on May 21. She chose to receive her winnings as a lump-...