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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 is now at $400 million and growing

    Mega Millions jackpot is now at $400 million and growing
    The Mega Millions jackpot could be the second largest for a single winner after surging past $400 million this week. As it stood on Wednesday, the potential cash payout sat at about $216.4 million, but that amount, along with the total jackpot, would...
  • Estate of poisoned Illinois Lottery winner is settled

    Estate of poisoned Illinois Lottery winner is settled
    The case of the Chicago immigrant who died of cyanide poisoning last year  shortly after winning a $1-million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery has taken another turn with the settlement of the man's estate, according to an attorney. Urooj Khan, who...
  • Mega Millions jackpot surges to $425 million for tonight's drawing

    Mega Millions jackpot surges to $425 million for tonight's drawing
    Mega Millions could bestow its second-largest payout in jackpot history Friday after swelling to $425 million, lottery officials said. Ticket sales for the jackpot have surged across the nation since Wednesday to generate a possible $60 million to $90...
  • Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners

    Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners
    There's at least $400 million on the line in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, which has produced the usual heavy breathing over the prospect of big money. But Andre Evangelista's chances — and yours — of winning are worse than...
  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $550 million, but those odds...

    Mega Millions jackpot reaches $550 million, but those odds...
    Friday the 13th meant no luck for the countless people across the nation who bought tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot. The $425-million prize went unclaimed  and has now grown to $550 million, the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history....
  • County moves ahead with San Fernando teen health center

    Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday took another step toward placing a $6.2-million teen health center at San Fernando High School. The health center would be open to Los Angeles Unified School District students and provide services including...
  • Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara

    Two meningitis-related cases confirmed at UC Santa Barbara
    Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis. The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
  • Curtis Tarr dies at 88; switched military draft to lottery system

    Curtis Tarr dies at 88; switched military draft to lottery system
    Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88. His death was confirmed...
  • ABC's 'Lucky 7' becomes first cancellation of fall season

    ABC's 'Lucky 7' becomes first cancellation of fall season
    Let the unlucky jokes commence. ABC's lottery winner drama "Lucky 7's" number is up and it has become the first show to be canceled from the new crop of fall shows. The series, about a group of gas station employees whose winning lottery ticket brings...
  • Top ticket price for Super Bowl will increase to $2,600 in 2014

    Top ticket price for Super Bowl will increase to $2,600 in 2014
    If you plan on going to the Super Bowl next year, you might want to start saving now. Or, get that second mortgage on your house. Sell a kidney on the black market. Start buying lottery tickets. The NFL said Tuesday that the most expensive tickets for...
  • Anyone lose a $6.3-million winning lottery ticket in Spain?

    Anyone lose a $6.3-million winning lottery ticket in Spain?
    Sunglasses, cellphones, keys, the occasional wallet. Lots of stuff gets left behind on the counters of convenience stores and kiosks the world over by absent-minded customers. But a winning lottery ticket worth 4.7 million euros, or about $6.3 million,...