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Sales Brisk for Friday’s $425M Mega Millions Game

Sales are brisk for Mega Millions tickets across the country as people dream of winning a $400 million jackpot.

12/13/2013

The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Md. Woman Wins $1,000 a Week in Va. Lottery Game

A Maryland woman will receive $1,000 a week for the rest of her life after winning the Virginia Lottery’s Win for Life game.

12/03/2013

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$99M Mega Millions Ticket Claimed in Virginia

The mystery behind who won a $99 million Mega Millions drawing in May is over.

10/31/2013

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D.C. Lottery to Stop Paying Players Due to Shutdown

The D.C. Lottery’s slogan is “Lots of people win.” But until the federal shutdown is over, nobody wins.

10/11/2013

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$189 Million Lottery Jackpot Ticket Sold in Maryland

Lottery officials say the $189 million Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in Maryland.

10/02/2013

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5 Things to Know About the Powerball Jackpot

The latest Powerball jackpot is estimated at $400 million, and it’s considered the nation’s fifth-largest ever. Here are some things to keep in mind ahead of Wednesday night’s drawing.

09/18/2013

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Powerball: No Big Jackpot Winner in Saturday Drawing

Lottery officials have announced on the Powerball website that no ticket has matched all Saturday’s numbers drawn for that game’s giant jackpot.

09/15/2013

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Maryland Pulling in More in Gambling Revenues

The state of Maryland netted nearly $830 million in lottery and casino revenues in the last fiscal year.

08/08/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Swells to $400 Million After No Weekend Winner

No one hit the Powerball jackpot this weekend, so the money will roll over and create a roughly $400 million prize for Wednesday’s drawing.

08/04/2013

The scores of losing players in last week's $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich. Their ticket purchases also helped fund a small but increasingly important part of their states' budgets. (Credit: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Likely to Run Out of Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

The D.C. Council’s rejection of a proposed contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets means the District of Columbia is likely to run out of instant tickets at least temporarily.

07/11/2013

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