| 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 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 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...