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A sign advertising the $636 Million Mega Millions lottery jackpot hangs in a convenience store window on December 17, 2013. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Virginia Lottery Made Record $538.6 Million in Past Year

The Virginia Lottery said Monday it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets, a new branding effort and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December.

08/18/2014

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. Lottery Worker Stole Tickets, Collected $67,000 in Winnings

A former lottery worker has pleaded guilty to felony theft over $10,000 for stealing thousands of scratch-off tickets and collecting the winnings.

08/20/2013

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

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. Council Set to Vote on Lottery Contract

The D.C. Council is set to consider a contract to provide scratch-off lottery tickets in the city that does not meet a requirement that local businesses get 35 percent of the deal.

07/09/2013

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Bid for D.C. Scratch-Off Lottery Contract Hits Snag

The local company that has a majority share of the District of Columbia’s lottery contract is at least temporarily out of the running for a chance to control the city’s instant scratch-off tickets.

01/28/2013

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