(RNN) – Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. It marks the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, when Mexican troops defeated invading French forces during the Franco-Mexican War. The battle lasted only a matter of hours, but the celebration continues today in the form of Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “The Fifth of […]

The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is now at $800 million. This Powerball, which has a $496 million cash option, is the largest lottery jackpot in nearly a year. RELATED | These are the most common winning Powerball numbers No one has won Powerball’s biggest prize since Nov. 4. The biggest jackpot was a $656 […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – How do you pick your lottery numbers? Many people use birthdays, others use lucky numbers or their own system. There are almost as many ways of choosing lottery numbers as there are chances of winning it. With a $500 million Powerball jackpot on the line tonight millions of people will be trying to […]

(CNN) – The oath, the speech, the crowds, the celebrities, the balls. Every four years Washington celebrates the start of another presidential term. By the numbers, here’s a look at presidential inaugurations. January 20, 2013 – The date President Barack Obama will be sworn-in to his second term. The public ceremony will be held on […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Unemployment numbers in Ohio have declined since January, but in June and July the numbers have remained unchanged at 7.2%. Ohio is the only swing state in the upcoming election where unemployment numbers have not climbed. In fact, northeast Ohio has seen some encouraging news in the past couple of weeks […]

A recent Gallup poll showed African-American support for President Barack Obama is at 84 percent. The number, although high, ties the president’s lowest marks among blacks since he took office. Thursday night, President Obama laid out his plan for turning the nation’s unemployment crisis around — the American Jobs Act. TheGrio’s Todd Johnson watched the […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Albert “AJ” Polosky II of North Ridgeville, accompanied by his wife, came to the Ohio Lottery’s Lorain regional office Friday to claim the $250,000 Mega Millions prize he won in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing. AJ says that the win still seems surreal. He purchased his ticket from Circle K located at 36071 […]

OHIO (WOIO) – The Classic Lotto game is now up to its highest jackpot ever – a staggering $41.8 million dollars! The next drawing is tonight. There has not been a jackpot winner in the game since May 3rd, 2010! It has rolled over 199 times. Classic Lotto first started in January of 2007, with […]