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Lotteries

Lotteries
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 winner comes forward with $324-million ticket

    Mega Millions jackpot winner comes forward with $324-million ticket
    The second owner of a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $324 million has come forward to claim his prize, lottery officials announced Friday. Steve Tran of Northern California is the owner of one of two winning tickets for last month's $648-million...
  • Mega-millions lottery winner kept ticket in drawer for weeks

    It took the winner of a record California Mega Millions jackpot several weeks to come forward because he didn't realize he had the ticket, officials said. He was identified Friday as Steve Tran, but lottery officials said he asked that no other...
  • Lottery jackpot winner won't be at work 'today, tomorrow or ever'

    Lottery jackpot winner won't be at work 'today, tomorrow or ever'
    Steve Tran went days without knowing that he was the second of two winning Mega Millions jackpot ticket holders. The Northern California resident had put the winning ticket, purchased in San Jose on Dec. 17 during a delivery route that included multiple...
  • 'The Book of Mormon' to hold lottery for $25 tickets at Pantages

    'The Book of Mormon' to hold lottery for $25 tickets at Pantages
    This post has been corrected. See below. "The Book of Mormon" will hold a lottery for a limited number of $25 seats before each performance when the national tour of the hit musical returns to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles starting Jan. 21....
  • Letters: Higher teacher pay is money well spent

    Re "Boom times for the lottery," Jan. 6 I was offended by comments in your article stating that the lottery money "doesn't often go to helping students" and that "most lottery funds given to K-12 schools are used to pay salaries and benefits." As a K-...
  • California Lottery is booming, creating more players — and excitement

    California Lottery is booming, creating more players — and excitement
    After years of decline, the California Lottery is booming. The jackpots are bigger, and that's drawing more players and excitement. Just a few weeks ago, a Mega Millions ticket sold in San Jose matched all six numbers. The state-record prize of $324...
  • Mega Millions jackpot soars to $586 million

    Mega Millions jackpot soars to $586 million
    The Mega Millions jackpot hit $586 million Monday morning, putting it within closer range of the all-time record. The jackpot had been at $550 million earlier in the morning, but was revised upward as more people in the multi-state lottery rushed to buy...
  • Mega Millions fever hits L.A. as jackpot grows to $586 million

    Mega Millions fever hits L.A. as jackpot grows to $586 million
    Marcos Rodriguez does not play the lottery often, but he found himself inside an East Hollywood 7-Eleven on Monday filling in the bubbles of a Mega Millions ticket.  "Just when the money's high up," said the 26-year-old. At $586 million, the Mega...
  • Mega Millions: A multiracial, multicultural Santa for grownups

    Mega Millions: A multiracial, multicultural Santa for grownups
    The Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday: $586 million. The odds of winning: 1 in 259 million. Sounds good; count me in. Yes, lottery fever is sweeping the nation — or at least that part of the nation that takes part in the Mega Millions game (the game...
  • Mega Millions jackpot: Total could leap amid last-minute ticket-buying

    Mega Millions jackpot: Total could leap amid last-minute ticket-buying
    A last-minute rush of ticket buying could push the Mega Millions jackpot into record territory before the drawing on Tuesday, lottery officials say. As of early Tuesday, the jackpot stood at $586 million -- the second-largest in the game's history --...
  • Mega Millions jackpot at $636 million and climbing amid frenzy

    Mega Millions jackpot at $636 million and climbing amid frenzy
    A flurry of last-minute ticket buying pushed the Mega Millions jackpot to $636 million Tuesday, putting it just shy of the all-time record, lottery officials said. With the majority of Mega Millions tickets typically purchased the day of the drawing,...