| 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 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:41 PM
A Powerball ticket worth $1 million from Wednesday night's drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven store in South Allentown, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The ticket, which matched all five white balls but not the Powerball, was sold at the 1801 S....
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:47 AM
The first new multistate lottery game in a dozen years offered three ways to win, touted a $25 million jackpot and attempted to capitalize on the popularity of the Monopoly board game brand.
After 10 drawings, it's game over.
| 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 24, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Powerball sales fell 40.8 percent in Maryland in September compared to the same month a year earlier, according to information provided to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission at its monthly meeting.
State sales of the game last month were...
| 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,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:30 AM
“Why do schools need more money? What happened to all that gambling dough supposedly going toward education? Where does all that lottery and slots money go?” With an $800 million school bond measure that would hike property taxes on the...
| 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,...