| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
California schools and colleges received $1.28 billion in lottery funds last year, the state controller’s office said Tuesday.
More than $1 billion was paid to K-12 schools. Community colleges received more than $168.5 million, the California...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:53 AM
Fast-food restaurants push combo meals, phone companies bundle service and, now, the Florida Lottery offers its version of a package deal.
With the $5 Jackpot Combo, players get tickets for Powerball, Florida Lotto with Xtra and Mega Millions. All are...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:15 AM
It's a big weekend for lottery players.
The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $119 million for Friday night's 11 p.m. drawing. Powerball is around $317 million for Saturday's 10:59 drawing. Final numbers will be based on last-minute sales....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Less than six weeks after a $425-million Powerball drawing sparked lotto fever across Southern California, another massive jackpot awaits players on Wednesday.
California lottery officials are estimating that Wednesday night’s draw will reach at...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The Powerball jackpot ballooned to $400 million after no one won the latest drawing on Saturday, the fourth time this year that lottery's jackpot has passed the $300 million mark.
Massive lottery jackpots have become more common in recent years. So...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
California Lottery officials are projecting a jackpot of about $400 million for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, the third-largest prize this year and fifth-largest in U.S. lottery history.
In prior big jackpot situations, frenzied ticket...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Powerball players have a 1-in-175 million chance of winning the fifth largest lottery jackpot in history – a whopping $400 million – in the drawing Wednesday night.
Massive lottery jackpots have become more common in recent years, perhaps...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:18 AM
There was one jackpot winner in Wednesday night's nearly $400-million Powerball drawing, and they're on the other side of the country.
The winning ticket for the $399,400,000 grand prize was purchased in South Carolina. The winning numbers were 7-10-22-...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:45 PM
The luck of the Powerball lottery has struck three times but none of the winning tickets were sold in Florida.
The winning numbers were 5, 25, 30, 58, 59, with a Powerball of 32.
Lottery officials said late Wednesday that three tickets matched all six...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:21 AM
The longest dry spell in Florida Lotto history is over: One winning ticket, with the numbers 11-24-36-45-46-47 hit for $59 million Saturday night.
Alas, it was sold in central Florida. The vendor was 7-Eleven, 12298 Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando,...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:32 AM
Batman, the Ghostbusters, Rocky, Axel Foley and Austin Powers all have theme songs.
Why shouldn't a reporter have a theme song?
Earlier this month, my role at the Orlando Sentinel expanded to include more video updates and stories that reflect...