Stephanie Novak doesn't play the lottery often, but on Saturday, she was one of millions in Maryland and across the country to get in line for a Powerball ticket as the jackpot soared to a record-breaking $900 million.
Penn National Gaming Inc. took another step Thursday toward being able to bid for a casino license in Prince George's County after Maryland gaming officials approved a corporate restructuring for the owner of Hollywood Casino Perryville.
Angela Hoover wasn't too optimistic about her chances of becoming an instant millionaire, but she dropped by Bel Air Liquors around lunchtime Thursday, anyway, to take a shot at winning the unprecedented half-billion-dollar Mega Millions lottery.
The Maryland Lottery broke a sales record for the 14th consecutive year in fiscal 2011, generating $1.7 billion in sales, the agency said Monday. The lottery contributed $519 million to the general fund, an increase of $8.86 million, to go toward education, public safety, health and environmental programs.