| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
I’ll admit that I take a contrarian view on the subject of taxpayer funding of sports venues. Just about everyone I know follows professional sports. These people, I’ve found, are adept at coming up with sophisticated-sounding economic...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Powerball and the Florida Lotto both were rollovers Saturday night, but the only Fantasy 5 win was the biggest payout of the year. The Powerball numbers were 2-5-31-39-41, with a Powerball of 29. The jackpot will be $90 million for Wednesday night's...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
When it comes to the lottery, we are now complete: The Florida Lottery announced Thursday that it is adding Mega Millions to its portfolio of games.
It starts May 15. That makes Florida the 43rd state to join the lottery game, which made news last...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:15 AM
This is a repeat from last week, except bigger: Fantasy 5 produced the largest payout of the year Saturday night, with one ticket being worth $288,237.69.
The ticket was sold at Publix, 11495 Bird Road, Miami. As is the case when there's just one...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:39 AM
If you bought a lottery ticket for the Powerball drawing on Saturday in Dundalk or Taneytown, you might be $1 million richer.
The Maryland Lottery announced Monday that two second-tier Powerball tickets worth $1 million were bought in the state —...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Sports gambling expert Marc Lawrence of Weston, who runs Playbook.com, put out these thoughts as we approach the NCAA tournament. I could pretend like I do this much studying, but it would be really faking it. So I'm just going to hand him the platform...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 8:34 PM
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since February so there is a roll over jackpot of $320 million up for grabs.
The unofficial winning numbers drawn Saturday night were 17, 29, 31, 52 and 53. The Powerball was 31. Drawing results are pending....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:06 AM
A long dry spell -- and a big jackpot runup -- ended Saturday night, when Powerball hit for $320 million.
The winning numbers were 17-29-31-52-53, with a Powerball of 31. The winning ticket was sold in New Jersey. The jackpot resets to $40 million for...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Laurie Finkelstein Reader asked the Mobil gas station clerk for 120 Powerball tickets. The cashier, thinking she meant $120 worth of Powerball tickets, forked over 60 tickets. Powerball costs $2 per play.
Finkelstein Reader, holding a pile of tickets,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:46 AM
Somebody's year is about to end very happily: The drawing for a $2 million raffle prize is Monday.
It's called the 25th Anniversary Millionaire Raffle, and there have been six weekly $1 million winners from Nov. 19 through Dec. 23, with none from Palm...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Continuing a trend in recent years of massive jackpots, the Mega Millions lottery has reached $344 million after no one won Friday night's drawings.
Four times this year, the Powerball jackpot has passed the $300 million mark. Mega Millions has not...