| 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 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is at $400 million. Do you still need an excuse to buy a ticket? We have one!
But first let's make it clear: You should probably never play the lottery. With odds like 1 in 175 million, a $2 Powerball ticket is...
| 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-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:33 AM
A Northern Californian invoked the "luck of the Jedi" on Tuesday when he came forward to claim the $425.3-million Powerball jackpot he won after playing the lottery for 20 years.
Wearing a shirt featuring the "Star Wars" character Yoda with the words...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Though it's not the all-time record, the Mega Millions prize has once again climbed to $400 million after weeks without a winner.
The lottery swelled to its third biggest jackpot in game history after no one hit all six numbers Friday. The $400...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:13 AM
The sole winning ticket in a $425 million U.S. Powerball lottery was sold at a gas station in Milpitas, California, lottery officials said on Wednesday.
The winning numbers were 1, 17, 35, 49, 54, and 34, according to Powerball's website. No details...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
James Caldwell, of Orlando, claimed the $46 million Florida Lotto jackpot from the Dec. 18 drawing, lottery officials announced Tuesday morning.
Caldwell, who made the claim as manager of the trust BJewel LLC, chose to receive his winnings in a one-...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:56 PM
Talk about having an itch: The Florida Lottery announced Monday that sales of scratch-off tickets exceeded $78.5 million last week, and that's a record.
It broke the previous sales mark by $4.5 million, reached the first week of March 2012. Florida...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Bigger jackpots -- like Wednesday night's $400-million Powerball drawing -- are attracting more players and excitement to the California Lottery after years of decline, officials say.
Just two months ago, the Mega Millions game produced a $648-million...