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Today in Sundial: Hollywood commissioners are debating the new names for three streets named after Confederate Gens. Robert E Lee, John Bell Hood and Nathan Bedford Forrest, the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. What should those new names be? Different people have different ideas. We'll hear from the man who has been fighting to make the change for more than a decade, as well as the current mayor.

Courtesy of California Lottery

Rosa Dominguez stopped for gas and drove home more than half a million bucks richer. She bought a winning scratch card in Paso Robles, Calif.

A few days later, Dominguez needed gas again, so she stopped — at a different station — and bought a $5 Lucky Fortune ticket.

It turned out to be the $100,000 jackpot.

She's using her winnings to buy a new car. No word if this one will get better mileage.

Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.

An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.

Enrique Torres / WLRN

In Hialeah’s Power Food Supermarket, a lottery cashier named Isabel takes a pause between customers.

In nine years working at the store, she has seen many hopeful people play the different Florida lottery games. The 1 in 10,000 chances of winning big with a Play 4 ticket might seem disheartening, but Isabel knows about a Cuban lottery superstition that ignores the statistics.

“I used to live in the apartments on 49th Street and a white dove stood by my window all night,” she recalls. “Because I knew about the dove, I played 0024 on Play 4 that day and I won $10,000.”

A New Look For The Florida Lottery

Jan 8, 2013
flalottery.com

The Florida Lottery is getting an image makeover to coincide with its 25th anniversary.

An audience of Bright Futures scholarship winners applauded as the new logo was unveiled at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.

Lottery leaders showcased the new logo, which prominently features a pink flamingo.

Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell says the redesigned brand should help lure new players.