| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:10 PM
In March 2012, Merle and Patricia Butler bought their winning Mega Millions ticket at the Moto Mart in Red Bud, Ill.
The game had its highest jackpot in history - $656 million - and as one of three winning ticket holders, the Butlers took home a lump-...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:47 AM
A Nashville man nearly tossed a Powerball ticket worth $1 million in the trash.
John Young, a truck driver that purchased the ticket at a Love's Travel Stop in Jackson, Tenn., almost threw away the winning ticket when he misread the numbers, Fox 17...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:01 AM
The estimated jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing has reached $550 million, making it the second-largest prize for the game and the fourth-largest overall in the United States.
The $550 million prize has a cash payout option of $295 million....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:43 AM
Today is Friday the 13th, but there's plenty of luck to be had via the lottery.
Mega Millions is at the highest it's ever been since Florida joined the game in May — $400 million and growing — and could approach its all-time record of $656...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:56 PM
There's at least $400 million on the line in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, which has produced the usual heavy breathing over the prospect of big money.
But Andre Evangelista's chances — and yours — of winning are worse than...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Friday the 13th meant no luck for the countless people across the nation who bought tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot. The $425-million prize went unclaimed and has now grown to $550 million, the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history....
| Dec 15, 2013
| 4:53 AM
The Florida Lotto jackpot continues to build after no one had a jackpot-winning ticket Saturday night.
The numbers were: 13-15-22-38-43-49
The Lotto hasn't hit since Aug. 31, and has yielded only six winners this year, compared to 21 in 2012. No...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A winning Powerball ticket sold in Los Angeles and worth $465,539 remains unclaimed after about five months since the winning numbers were drawn, lottery officials said.
"OK people, this is getting serious! Search your couch cushions, look in your glove...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
It sounds like easy money, but taking charge of a windfall is hard work.
1. Winning is a very long shot. Most of us realize that we're more likely to die in a shark attack than win the lottery. The chances, for example, of hitting the Powerball jackpot...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:42 PM
PIERRE — Special slot machines that offer big jackpots might soon be linked between Deadwood and Atlantic City casinos.
Gambling company IGT is interested in starting the network with slot machine systems known as progressives. Progressives offer...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Like you, I didn't win the $587.5 million Powerball, though, as a pragmatic woman who's been knocked around by life, I would've readily settled for a fraction of the jackpot. The loss didn't stop me from planning how I would distribute the windfall,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Anyone recognize this man? If so, tell him the California Lottery has the $465,539 he won in May, but if they can't find him in less than two weeks, he'll miss out on the payout for good.
According to the California Lottery, the half-millionaire in...