| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Maybe those new I-595 Express Lanes led you to Naples in the past few days, and maybe you stopped in a convenience store and bought a Powerball ticket.
If you bought the right one, you won $148.8 million.
Powerball has hit again in Florida, this...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
They didn't spend much time waiting around: The FlaMass Family Lottery Joint Venture claimed the $148.8 million jackpot prize for the Powerball drawing held on April 23.
The partners of the joint venture are: Louis Centrella, 72, of Daytona Beach;...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:43 AM
A Virginia couple has won top prizes in the state's lottery three times within a single month. Wow, what are the odds!
The answer is: rotten. The odds of winning are rotten.
But it's people like Calvin and Zatera Spencer, of Portsmouth, Va., who...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Well, maybe this is the year for a slew of lottery wins in South Florida. We're off to quite a hot streak.
Sonya Ramsey, 45, of Lauderhill, claimed a $500,000 prize in the $5 Monopoly Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee,...
| 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-...