| Jul 21, 2014
In 2010, Illinois became the first state in the country to turn over the management of its lottery to a private company. Other states soon followed.
The expectation was that a firm with broad expertise in lottery sales could attract new players and reap...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:47 AM
When Adam Shahinian found out that his winning Fantasy 5 ticket was sold at the La Crescenta store where he purchases his lottery tickets each day, he jumped in his car and drove there rather than checking the numbers online from home.
He asked the clerk...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Floridians sure have developed an itch for scratch-offs, spending more than $3.4 billion last fiscal year, according to figures released Monday by the Florida Lottery.
That interest in scratch-offs drove Florida sales to a record $5.4 billion in sales...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON A new type of savings account taps into the Powerball fantasies of Americans by giving customers the opportunity to win cash prizes every time they make a deposit.
Proponents of so-called "prize-linked" accounts hope that the prospect of a no-...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Mega Money is disappearing, with a new game in its place.
The Florida Lottery is introducing "Lucky Money" on July 2, which it is calling an "enhanced version" of Mega Money. That game ends July 1.
The state added Mega Millions in May 2013, a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An expansion of California's film and TV tax credit overwhelming passed the state Assembly on Wednesday, legislation that would for the first time allow big-budget features and most one-hour TV shows eligible for incentives.
But the legislation, AB1839,...
| 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 12, 2014
| 3:54 PM
After Tom Cohen purchased a lottery ticket from a Burbank deli weeks ago, he put it in a drawer and forgot about it.
It sat there for more than a month and a half before Cohen went back to Burbank Deli & Market — located at 1414 W. Alameda Ave....
| May 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
New Line has pulled its Jennifer Aniston comedy "Mean Moms" from the May 8, 2015 release date -- and opted to forego a $6.7 million production tax credit from the state of California.
Instead, New Line announced Thursday that it had come on board to co-...