| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:33 AM
We're getting pretty lax with our lottery tickets in Florida: Days after a $16 million Powerball winner went to a waste, a Fantasy 5 ticket worth $45,087.48 sold in Margate is about to expire.
The 180-day deadline to claim the top prize is Thursday,...
| Dec 31, 2013
Every casino offers the most games possible allowable by state law; it's just that those laws are, well, a little confusing.
Just a quick tip, here: Not every casino offers the same games.
So, here we go:
If you go to a casino operated by the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Talk about having an itch: The Florida Lottery announced Monday that sales of scratch-off tickets exceeded $78.5 million last week, and that's a record.
It broke the previous sales mark by $4.5 million, reached the first week of March 2012. Florida...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Nobody in Florida hit the $425 million Powerball Wednesday night, but Monroe Bostic, Jr., 59, of Deerfield Beach, claimed a $1.3 million Mega Money jackpot Thursday at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose the one-time, lump-sum payment...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
James Caldwell, of Orlando, claimed the $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the Dec. 18 drawing, lottery officials announced Tuesday morning.
Caldwell, who made the claim as manager of the trust BJewel LLC, chose to receive his winnings in a one-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States met over the weekend in Hollywood, and while there's no headline-grabbing news, there were plenty of interesting topics.
The group, founded by former Florida State Sen. Steve Geller, was a...
| May 14, 2013
| 8:51 AM
It's a great time to be a lottery player in Florida: Powerball is at $360 million and rising, the highest it has been since last year’s record $587 million. Meanwhile, at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Mega Millions tickets will go on sale in Florida for the...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:14 AM
One ticket sold in Florida has matched all six numbers for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million, according to the Powerball website.
The winning numbers in Saturday night's Powerball drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 with a Powerball of...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:22 AM
It's now the largest amount of money any Floridian has had a chance to win: the Powerball jackpot rose to at least $600 million, lottery officials said this afternoon. The drawing is Saturday night.
The previous high had been $587.7 million, drawn on...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:09 PM
A new era for lottery players begins Wednesday, May 15, as Florida adds Mega Millions, yet another game to inspire dreams of cashing in and checking out.
Mega Millions ticket sales are starting at a good time. The nationwide game's current jackpot is...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Maybe those new I-595 Express Lanes led you to Naples in the past few days, and maybe you stopped in a convenience store and bought a Powerball ticket.
If you bought the right one, you won $148.8 million.
Powerball has hit again in Florida, this...