| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:31 AM
It's fairly well-known that the jackpot for a winning multi-million dollar lottery ticket isn't necessarily what it says on the billboards the state lottery system updates regularly, like the one on Business Route 1 at the Bel Air Bypass split.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Florida Lotto yielded one single jackpot winner Saturday night, with a payout of $12 million.
The numbers were 12-16-23-33-46-50 and the ticket was sold at 7-Eleven, 4741 NW 79th Avenue in Miami. It was a quick pick.
It is only the third winning...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Unless you are a direct descendant of Rip Van Winkle, you know that my hometown of Detroit is mired in the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. As a crack financial journalist, I monitor the situation intensely, in case the city suddenly remembers it left 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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:31 PM
A Frankfort grandmother who said she purchases lottery tickets every Sunday on her way home from church won $1 million dollars after matching the first five numbers in the Jan. 18 Powerball drawing, according to the Powerball.
Marie Berlongieri, a 15-...