| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:58 PM
A Waldorf man almost waited too long but has finally claimed his $200,000 Powerball winnings more than five months after buying the lucky ticket, the Maryland lottery reported Monday.
Michael Halmon, a 49-year-old father of six who drives a United Parcel...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:21 AM
You stumble upon some extra money lying around the house — some spare change behind the sofa cushions or the equivalent. You might be pleased with your unexpected good (albeit only modestly so) fortune, but you probably wouldn't be looking to...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 12:23 PM
While Marylanders are consumed with the debate over whether to allow a sixth casino and table games like poker and blackjack, the state is quietly moving ahead with an idea that could make gambling much more pervasive: Internet lottery sales. And in...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Despite a sluggish economy that has many consumers pinching pennies, Marylanders are still willing to pony up a buck for a chance to win big.
For the 15th consecutive year, the Maryland Lottery reported an increase in ticket sales, pumping more money...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:56 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The winning ticket for a $228.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold in the San Francisco Bay area, the only ticket to match all six numbers in the multi-state lottery so the holder will not have to split the prize with anyone,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The winner of Pennsylvania Lottery's fifth largest prize and its first jackpot ticket sold in the Mega Millions game has come forward to claim an $86.7 million jackpot from the May 20 drawing.
Carl Szott of Pittsburgh received a ceremonial check for...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Shopping center location?
•Mary, Williamsburg: I'm calling about an item in Rusty Carter's Williamsburg Notebook in Friday's paper. The item is about "Williamsburg shopping center sold at auction." I live in Williamsburg and don't know which...
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A red truck pulls into an empty parking lot off Fairfax Avenue just before 6 a.m. René Portillo gets out in a rush and heads to a blue shoe box of a building wearing a message in faded paint: "THE NEW YORK TIMES Expect The World." To the right, a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A winning $1 million second-tier Powerball ticket for Wednesday's drawing was sold at Telegraph Liquors in Severn, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency said.
The winner of the ticket has yet to come forward.
Neil Desai, owner of Telegraph...
| May 31, 2014
A frequent lottery player who says she "had a dream about winning" cashed her $47 million ticket Friday.
Germana Sodre, 47, of Hollywood, claimed the Florida Lotto jackpot from the drawing held on May 21. She chose to receive her winnings as a lump-...