Jackpot! States With Biggest Lottery Payouts

Lotteries are big businesses in most states, and they can provide windfalls for both the winning ticket-holders and state coffers. But which states give the most back to ticket-holders and through government services?

Spain to Sell Stake in State Lottery as Debt Crisis Looms

With the fears of a European sovereign debt crisis growing worse, the Spanish government said Wednesday that it's taking several measures to stop the fiscal contagion from reaching its shores, including selling a 30% stake in its national lottery business, Bloomberg reported.

Won the lottery at 16, broke at 22

Back when she was a 16-year-old earning $7 an hour stocking shelves, Callie Rogers became the second youngest person to win the lottery in UK...

Former Snow White wins lottery

Talk about dreams really coming true.An actress who played Snow White at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., won the $5.2 million jackpot Saturday on the...

Lottery sales weaken: Good!

The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) that the soft economy is taking its toll on a business that had been thought to be part of...