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A collection of news and information related to Gaming and Lotteries published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo AP)
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  • Mega Millions jackpot hits $400 million. No record, but who cares?

    Mega Millions jackpot hits $400 million. No record, but who cares?
    Though it’s not the all-time record, $400 million is nothing to bat an eye at. The Mega Millions lottery has swollen to its third biggest jackpot in game history after no one hit all six numbers on Friday. The next drawing will be held Tuesday....
  • Lottery tickets and long shots

    Lottery tickets and long shots
    We humans have a curious relationship with chance. We're prepared to place bets that events with incredibly small probabilities will occur — such as the 1 in 259 million chance that a ticket will win the Mega Millions lottery. Yet, we go about our...
  • If California splits into six states, NorCal could be Cannabis Island

    If California splits into six states, NorCal could be Cannabis Island
    Call it six degrees of proposed separation. Tim Draper, a megabucks Silicon Valley venture capitalist, thinks California is too big a state to be run effectively or responsive politically (kind of like a massive Silicon Valley tech company). So he&...
  • Powerball winner likely getting over shock, lottery spokesman says

    Powerball winner likely getting over shock, lottery spokesman says
    The wait continued early Friday for the winner of the Powerball jackpot worth $425.3 million to come forward after having bought the ticket at a Bay Area gas station. The winner has up to a year to claim the prize, but state lottery spokesman Alex...
  • Winning Powerball ticket sold in Milpitas

    Winning Powerball ticket sold in Milpitas
    For the second time in a month, a winning lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions was purchased in Northern California. But this time, the lucky player won't have to share the jackpot. A Powerball ticket purchased at a Chevron gas station in the Bay...
  • $1.4-million Powerball ticket sold at El Segundo 7-Eleven

    $1.4-million Powerball ticket sold at El Segundo 7-Eleven
    A Powerball ticket worth $1.4 million was sold at a 7-Eleven at 2161 El Segundo Blvd., California lottery officials said Thursday. The ticket was one of two in the state that matched five numbers -- missing only the Powerball number, officials said in a...
  • Powerball, WhatsApp and the rise of the lucky few

    Powerball, WhatsApp and the rise of the lucky few
    On Thursday morning, a lucky person (or more than one) woke up $425 million richer, having purchased the winning Powerball ticket. On Wednesday, several lucky people behind the messaging app WhatsApp went home $19 billion richer, having seen their company...
  • Powerball: Chevron owner 'clueless' about $1-million share, son says

    Powerball: Chevron owner 'clueless' about $1-million share, son says
    Sometime after Kulwinder Singh lands in India today, he will call his son Parmeet to let him know he arrived safely. When he does, Parmeet will pick up the phone and say one of two things: “Dad, what would you do with $1 million?” Or...
  • Winning $425-million Powerball ticket sold at Milpitas gas station

    Winning $425-million Powerball ticket sold at Milpitas gas station
    The sole winner of the multi-state $425-million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday's drawing bought the lucky ticket at a Milpitas gas station, lottery officials said. The winning ticket with all six numbers was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron gas...
  • $425-million Powerball jackpot winner has yet to come forward

    $425-million Powerball jackpot winner has yet to come forward
    Now the waiting game begins. Someone, somewhere, purchased a Powerball ticket in Milpitas, Calif., that will pay out around $425.3 million. That person has up to a year to claim the prize, but California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said usually...
  • Powerball tickets worth $1.4 million each sold in El Segundo, Modesto

    Powerball tickets worth $1.4 million each sold in El Segundo, Modesto
    No one in Los Angeles won the big Powerball prize, but a player who bought a ticket in El Segundo matched five of six numbers and will walk away with $1.4 million, officials said. California Lottery officials announced late Wednesday that the sole...