| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The fast-expanding Wawa Convenience store chain will start hosting Florida lottery vending machines at Central Florida locations, starting Thursday with a new store in east Orlando.
The new store at 14548 E. Colonial Drive, will have a machine operating...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The mega-jackpot keeps rising.
The jackpot for this week's Mega Millions game has jumped to $160 million.
The drawing is Tuesday.
The big prize is the result of a series of rollovers since July 1, including the most recent one on Friday.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Tuesday night's prize for the Mega Millions game has grown to $400 million after no one matched all six numbers in Friday night's drawing.
The largest ever jackpot was a Mega Millions drawing in 2012 for $656 million. But, without getting ahead of...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Alvin Forrester, 64, of Pompano Beach, claimed the May 2 Mega Money jackpot of $1.5 million at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
He chose the one-time, lump-sum payment of $1,157,521.02.
Forrester purchased his ticket at Food Plus Food...
| 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-...