Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:27:32 GMT
As the Pima County Fair enters its first full week, fair organizers are already celebrating success. They say attendance is up again this year. Pima County Fair officials say, while most state and countyMore >>
As the Pima County Fair enters its first full week, fair organizers are already celebrating success. They say attendance is up again this year.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:10:24 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed two major pro-gun bills that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings and would have punishedMore >>
Governor Jan Brewer blocked a push to expand gun rights in Arizona and gave Tucson and Pima County more power to make their own gun laws.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:10 GMT
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...More >>
Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.More >>
PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) - The new year is barely a month old for most of us, but it's already the middle of the year for the Arizona Lottery, and it looks to be a strong one.
The lottery says sales are up in the current fiscal year, pacing 7.8 percent over fiscal year 2013 and currently totaling more than $349.5 million.
One thing that helped: December's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, which amped up sales just before Christmas. The game got a makeover last October to start with larger jackpots and grow them faster, along with a $1 million second prize and better odds.
Since the game's redesign, Arizona has sold two $1 million Mega Millions second prize winning tickets. The redesign of the game and the near-record jackpot has resulted in a 101.9 percent increase in Mega Millions sales over the same period last year.
The lottery also reports a 9.5 percent increase in the sale of scratch-off tickets, which featured several new games.