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“Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion

The Lottery and the Boston Bruins® are teaming up to give ten lucky social media users a pair of tickets to see the Bruins play at TD Garden on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in the Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion.

From Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page and a Post on Instagram about the promotion with a call to action to enter. To enter the promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post as instructed within the post.  To enter on Instagram, entrants must Post a photo as instructed and include a designated hashtag in their post.  Each day will have a unique designated hashtag, which will be included in the daily entry instructions. 

Limit one entry per person per social media channel per day (entrants can enter once on Facebook and once on Instagram each day).  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of ten (10) winners will be randomly selected over the five (5) days of the promotion.  For each day of the promotion, a total of two (2) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries.  Each winner will receive, courtesy of the Boston Bruins, two (2) tickets to the Bruins home game at TD Garden on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook and Instagram, here are links to our pages:
Facebook
Instagram

No purchase necessary to enter.  The promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

The Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Instant Ticket” offers instant prizes of up to $50,000 and Second Chance Drawings to win Bruins experiences and merchandise.  The ticket is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  For more information, click here.

“Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion winners.

Date Facebook Winners Instagram Winners
February 12, 2018 Ronda Thornton Miller (Westfield, MA) Ronald John Bernard (Plymouth, MA)
February 13, 2018 Michael Carbone (Somerville, MA) Bob Crowley (Natick, MA)
February 14, 2018 Derek Wojtkunski (Raynham, MA) Linda Labadini (East Boston, MA)
February 15, 2018 Sean Cooley (Taunton, MA) Stephen Mantell (Mattapan, MA)
February 16, 2018 Linda Sasser (Billerica, MA) Jacob McDowell (Oxford, MA)


"On to the Big Game” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving you the chance to win a $500 cash prize in our “On to the Big Game” Promotion.

LIMITED TIME ONLY!  All 5X CHAMPIONS non-winning instant tickets entered into the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing website Monday, January 29, 2018 through Saturday, February 3, 2018 will have a chance to win a $500 cash prize in addition to being entered into the next 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing.

Twenty (20) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period.


Promotion Period: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, go to the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing login page (if not logged in previously) by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages or by accessing www.patriotsmasslottery.com.  5X CHAMPIONS players will log in using their 5X CHAMPIONS login email address and password.  If not already registered, see below to find out how to create an account. Once logged in, players will click on the Submit Entry Page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry number from a non-winning 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket entered during the Promotion Period, players earn an entry for a chance to win a $500 cash prize in addition to being entered into the next 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing.

Only valid entries posted through the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 

Up to twenty (20) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  The Lottery shall select twenty (20) $500 winners.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified by email. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ 5X CHAMPIONS Accounts within 2 weeks of notification.

CLICK HERE to view the winners

If you are not already registered and would like to participate in the promotion, you must create a 5X CHAMPIONS account.

How Do You Create an Account? 

It’s easy!  Please follow these three simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit www.patriotsmasslottery.com
  • Step 2: Select the 5X CHAMPIONS Instant Ticket
  • Step 3: Click “Register” and create your account

Once your account has been created you can login to the 5X CHAMPIONS website and click Submit Entry to begin the entry process.

The Promotion is open only to 5X CHAMPIONS account holders.  All 5X CHAMPIONS account holders must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.


“LUCKY” THE LOTTERY TERMINAL TO VISIT PATRIOTS PROSHOP WEDNESDAY

Machine that sold $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket hoping to share luck with Patriots fans as they gear up for big game; shoppers will also have opportunity to earn spin on Lottery prize wheel to win merchandise prizes

The Massachusetts State Lottery terminal that produced the record-setting $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket last August, now affectionately known as “Lucky,” will be at the Patriots ProShop on Wednesday, January 31 hoping to share his positive aura with Patriots fans as they gear up for Sunday’s big game.

From noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, shoppers will have the opportunity to meet Lucky, who of course will be sporting Patriots apparel, and take their photo with him.  With the purchase of a Mass. Lottery “5X Champions” $5 instant “scratch” ticket at the Patriots ProShop, those age 18 or older will have the opportunity to spin the Lottery prize wheel for a chance to win a Patriots or Lottery merchandise prize.

Lucky had been employed at Pride Market, 27 Montgomery St. in Chicopee, where Mavis Wanczyk purchased her ticket for the August 23, 2017 Powerball drawing that yielded her the largest jackpot prize ever won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history.  He was soon retired and has been visiting various locations in the state since.

Launched prior to the start of the current football season, the "5X Champions” instant ticket is the Lottery’s fifth Patriots-branded offering since 2009, when Massachusetts introduced the lottery industry’s first scratch ticket to feature a National Football League team logo.  Players can win up to $200,000 instantly in the game.

Players also have the opportunity to enter their non-winning "5X Champions” tickets into Second Chance Drawings for opportunities to win exclusive experiential prizes, including VIP Season Ticket Packages, trips for two to a Patriots away game, home game ticket packages, Patriots merchandise and additional cash prizes.  One lucky Second Chance winner will have the opportunity to win up to $250,000 in an on-field Touchdown Challenge at halftime of a future Patriots regular season home game.  From now through Saturday, February 3 at 3 p.m., all non-winning "5X Champions” tickets entered will also be eligible to win a $500 cash prize in a separate “On to the Big Game” promotion.  A total of twenty $500 prizes will be awarded.


“Find the Golden Ticket” Facebook Promotion

The Mass. Lottery is giving you the chance to win a $500 Cash prize in our “Find the Golden Ticket” Promotion.

For five days starting January 22, 2018 and concluding January 26, 2018, The Lottery will make a post on its Facebook page at approximately 9:00 a.m. with clues as to where to find a Lottery’s Promotional “Golden Ticket” (The Golden Ticket) which will be on display at one of our agent locations (each day the ticket will be at a different agent location/region). To enter the Promotion, entrants must find the Golden Ticket at the Agent location for that day, take a picture of themselves with the Golden Ticket from 9:00 a.m. until the time specified in the daily post (end time may vary from day to day), post the photo within the comment section of the Lottery’s promotional post for that day, and include the Lottery-designated hashtag in the comment.  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day. Limit one entry per person per day.

Each day of the promotion, two (2) top-prize winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  Each winner will receive one (1) $500 cash prize.

To claim a prize, the winner must go to the Lottery headquarters in Braintree or to a regional office (Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester), present a photo identification and complete a claim form.  All prizes must be claimed within thirty (30) days from the date won or the prize shall be forfeited.

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, click here to find us.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open to all persons who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

The “Golden Ticket” is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  Click here for more information on this Instant Game.

Good luck!

“Find the Golden Ticket” Promotion Winners

Date Winner Name Location
January 22, 2018 Randall Pichierri Worcester
January 22, 2018 Lisa Tereso Worcester
January 23, 2018 Nancy Morris Methuen
January 23, 2018 Rosaly Lopez Bracetty Lowell
January 24, 2018 Jon Ortiz Fairhaven
January 24, 2018 Linda Nguyen Wareham
January 25, 2018 Eduardo Olmo Millers Falls
January 25, 2018 Kevin Vacca Oakham
January 26, 2018 Vincent Thompson Boston
January 26, 2018 Donna Ford Dorchester

"On to the Conference Championship” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving you the chance to win a $500 cash prize in our “On to the Conference Championship” Promotion.

LIMITED TIME ONLY!  All 5X CHAMPIONS non-winning instant tickets entered into the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing website Tuesday, January 16, 2018 through Saturday, January 20, 2018 will have a chance to win a $500 cash prize in addition to being entered into the next 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing.

Ten (10) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period.

Promotion Period: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, go to the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing login page (if not logged in previously) by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages or by accessing www.patriotsmasslottery.com.  5X CHAMPIONS players will log in using their 5X CHAMPIONS login email address and password.  If not already registered, see below to find out how to create an account. Once logged in, players will click on the Submit Entry Page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry number from a non-winning 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket entered during the Promotion Period, players earn an entry for a chance to win a $500 cash prize in addition to being entered into the next 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing. 

Only valid entries posted through the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 

Up to ten (10) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  The Lottery shall select ten (10) $500 winners.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified by email. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ 5X CHAMPIONS Accounts within 2 weeks of notification.

CLICK HERE to view winners


If you are not already registered and would like to participate in the promotion, you must create a 5X CHAMPIONS account.
How Do You Create an Account? 

It’s easy!  Please follow these three simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit www.patriotsmasslottery.com
  • Step 2: Select the 5X CHAMPIONS Instant Ticket
  • Step 3: Click “Register” and create your account

Once your account has been created you can login to the 5X CHAMPIONS website and click Submit Entry to begin the entry process.

The Promotion is open only to 5X CHAMPIONS account holders.  All 5X CHAMPIONS account holders must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.



“Get in Gear!” Promotion

With the New England Patriots preparing for yet another conference championship game, the Mass. Lottery is giving you the chance to win officially licensed Patriots merchandise in our“Get in Gear!” Promotion.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., the Lottery shall publish a post on its Facebook page about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.  To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post as instructed in the post.  Limit one entry per person.  The Entry Period will close Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Three prize winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  Each winner will receive one (1) prize pack featuring officially licensed Patriots merchandise ($116.99 approximate retail value).

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, click here to find us.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

The Lottery’s “5X CHAMPIONS” Instant Ticket offers instant prizes of up to $200,000 and Second Chance Drawings to win Patriots ticket packages and merchandise.  One lucky Second Chance winner will have the opportunity to win up to $250,000 in an on-field Touchdown Challenge at halftime of a Patriots regular season home game. The ticket is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  For more information on this game, click here.

And best of luck to the Patriots!

 

Winners of the "Get in Gear" Promotion:

Frank Connolly (Brockton, MA)
Paula Rasmussen Pires (Fairhaven, MA)
Marcia DuPont (Mattapoisett, MA)


Statement from Treasurer Deb Goldberg on the passing of former Treasurer Robert Q. Crane

We are all extremely saddened by the loss of our former State Treasurer Bob Crane. We honor his dedication to public service, and his countless contributions to the Treasurer’s office and the people of the Commonwealth, whom he loved.

For those of us at the Lottery, Treasurer Crane holds a special place in our hearts. He was the founding Chairman of the Lottery Commission, and due to his incredible foresight, it became the most successful in the country. Because of him, for more than 40 years we have been able to provide much needed resources to every city and town in the Commonwealth.

Treasurer Crane was loved by everyone and for good reason. In fact, his presence continues to be felt within all of our offices to this day. I am so pleased that we were able to honor him in June 2016, when we dedicated our main conference room in his honor. At the ceremony, Treasurer Crane sang his favorite Irish songs surrounded by family, friends, and former colleagues.

Treasurer Crane was a close friend of my family's for several generations. He always told me that being the Treasurer was the greatest job anyone could have and he was so pleased that I felt the same way. I will always be proud to have followed in his footsteps.

I know he will be missed greatly by us all.

Respectfully,

Deb Goldberg



“On to the Playoffs” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving you the chance to win a $250 cash prize in our “On to the Playoffs” Promotion.

LIMITED TIME ONLY!
  All 5X CHAMPIONS non-winning instant tickets entered into the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing website Monday, January 8, 2018 through Saturday, January 13, 2018 will have a chance to win a $250 cash prize in addition to being entered into the next 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing.

Ten (10) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period.

Promotion Period: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. – Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, go to the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing login page (if not logged in previously) by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages or by accessing www.patriotsmasslottery.com.  5X CHAMPIONS players will log in using their 5X CHAMPIONS login email address and password.  If not already registered, see below to find out how to create an account. Once logged in, players will click on the Submit Entry Page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry number from a non-winning 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket entered during the Promotion Period, players earn an entry for a chance to win a $250 cash prize in addition to being entered into the next 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance Drawing.

Only valid entries posted through the 5X CHAMPIONS Second Chance site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 
Up to ten (10) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  The Lottery shall select ten (10) $250 winners.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified by email. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ 5X CHAMPIONS Accounts within 2 weeks of notification.

If you are not already registered and would like to participate in the promotion, you must create a 5X CHAMPIONS account.

CLICK HERE to view winners

How Do You Create an Account? 
It’s easy!  Please follow these three simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit www.patriotsmasslottery.com
  • Step 2: Select the 5X CHAMPIONS Instant Ticket
  • Step 3: Click “Register” and create your account

Once your account has been created you can login to the 5X CHAMPIONS website and click Submit Entry to begin the entry process.

The Promotion is open only to 5X CHAMPIONS account holders.  All 5X CHAMPIONS account holders must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.



TREASURER GOLDBERG WARNS OF LOTTERY SCAM EMAIL

Massachusetts State Treasurer Warns Citizens of Fraudulent Emails Claiming a Donation From Powerball Winner

Illegitimate emails are being sent using the Treasurer’s name. They claim, “You have a donation from the former Massachusetts hospital worker, winner of the $758.7 million Powerball jackpot”. According to Treasurer Goldberg, these emails are a scam and have not been sent by her or the Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer.

“It has come to our attention that emails using my name and likeness have been sent to residents across the state,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “Our goal is to ensure that no Massachusetts citizen is taken advantage of as part of this scam.”

If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s office at (617) 367-6900. You can view an example of a fraudulent email HERE.

LOTTERY JACKPOTS TOTAL OVER $1 BILLION FOR WEEKEND DRAWINGS

Powerball jackpot increased to $570 million, Mega Millions jackpot increased to $450 million, in-state Megabucks Doubler jackpot at $8.2 million

More than $1 billion dollars are available to be won this weekend across three jackpot games offered by the Massachusetts State Lottery.  The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, January 5 drawing has been increased to an estimated $450 million, while the Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, January 6 drawing has been increased to an estimated $570 million, the first time ever that the advertised jackpots for these games are simultaneously over the $400 million mark.  Additionally, the jackpot for Saturday’s in-state Megabucks Doubler drawing is an estimated $8.2 million.

The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $281.2 million, while the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $358.5 million.  The cash option on the Megabucks Doubler prize is an estimated $6.47 million.

“The excitement surrounding these jackpots is a pleasant diversion from the extreme winter weather we’re experiencing,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.  “We always encourage people to play the Lottery responsibly and this time, that also means exercising caution when using roadways and sidewalks as conditions in some areas may still be less than ideal."

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will be the 24th since the jackpot was last hit October 13, when a $43 million jackpot was shared by tickets sold in Michigan and Rhode Island.  The $450 million jackpot is the game’s highest since July 8, 2016, when a $536 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Indiana.

Saturday night’s Powerball drawing will be the 21st since the jackpot was last hit October 25, 2017, when a $191.1 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Louisiana.  The $570 million jackpot is the game’s highest since August 23, 2017, when a $758.7 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the largest jackpot ever won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history.

The $8.2 million jackpot for Saturday night’s Megabucks Doubler drawing is the highest for this in-state game since March 11, 2017, when an $11.34 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Clinton.

Tickets for all of these drawings can be purchased at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.

Game    Cost of Ticket  Deadline to Purchase   Time of Drawing
Mega Millions  $2   Friday, 10:45 p.m. Friday, 11:00 p.m.
Powerball    $2 Saturday, 9:50 p.m. Saturday, 10:59 p.m.
Megabucks Doubler  $1  Saturday, 10:45 p.m. Saturday, 11:20 p.m.

All drawings are available via the Lottery’s website – masslottery.com, and can also be viewed on the Lottery’s official Facebook Twitter and YouTube accounts.

Enter Our “Lottery VIP EXTRA Holiday Bonus” Promotion











October 24, 2017   

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win from $1,000 to $10,000 in cash prizes in our “Lottery VIP EXTRA Holiday Bonus” Promotion.

Twenty-eight (28) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

Promotion Period:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. – Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

There are two (2) methods of entry for the Promotion, as follows:

(1) VIP Club members may access the “Lottery VIP EXTRA Holiday Bonus” promotional page by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages.  Access to the promotional page will also be available on the VIP Club homepage.  VIP Club members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously).  VIP Club members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password.  Once logged in, VIP Club members will be brought directly to the promotional page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry numbers from any non-winning $10,000 Holiday Bonus, $100,000 Holiday Bonus, $1,000,000 Holiday Bonus, or $2,500,000 Holiday Bonus tickets or any non-winning Nutcracker Cashword tickets into the promotion entry site during the Promotion Period; or

(2) VIP Club members may access the promotional page by downloading the MA Lottery 2nd Chance application and scanning the PDF Barcode from any non-winning Holiday Bonus Family or Nutcracker Cashword tickets into the promotion entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning ($1) $10,000 Holiday Bonus ticket entered, players earn one (1) drawing entry.  For every non-winning ($2) $100,000 Holiday Bonus or ($2) Nutcracker Cashword ticket entered, players earn two (2) drawing entries.  For every non-winning ($5) $1,000,000 Holiday Bonus ticket entered, players earn five (5) drawing entries.  For every non-winning ($10) $2,500,000 Holiday Bonus ticket entered, players earn ten (10) drawing entries. 

Only valid entries through the promotional site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 

Up to twenty-eight (28) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  The Lottery shall select one (1) $10,000 winner, two (2) $2,500 winners and twenty-five (25) $1,000 winners.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period.  Winners shall be notified via mail that they won a prize within two (2) business days of the drawing date.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  The winners will be notified by the Lottery that they must complete a claim form and provide proof of his/her Social Security number.


CLICK HERE to view winners


If you are not a member and would like to participate in the promotion, you must become a Red Carpet VIP Club Member.
How Do You Join?
It’s easy!  You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit https://www.masslotteryplayersclub.com
  • Step 2: On the RED CARPET VIP CLUB page, click “Become a Member”
  • Step 3: Create your account
  • Once your account has been created you can login to the VIP Club website and click on the promotional banner to begin the entry process.

The Promotion is open only to members of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club.  All members of the VIP Club must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.

 

Enter our “Holiday Bonus” Promotion!

December 7, 2017   

Looking for a bonus to brighten your holiday season?  The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving social media users 12 days of chances to win a $100 cash prize in our “Holiday Bonus” social media promotion!

For each of the 12 days starting Monday, December 11, 2017 and concluding Friday, December 22, 2017, three lucky participants will be selected to win a $100 cash prize.  To enter, all you have to do is respond to one of the calls to action that the Lottery posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Each day of the promotion, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page, a post on Instagram and a Tweet on Twitter about the promotion with a call to action to enter.  To enter the promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post as instructed within the post.  To enter on Instagram, entrants must post a photo as instructed and include a Lottery-designated hashtag in their post.  To enter on Twitter, entrants must Tweet a photo as instructed and include a Lottery-designated hashtag in their post.  For Instagram and Twitter, each of the 12 Entry Periods will have a unique Lottery-designated hashtag, which will be included in the daily entry instructions. 

Limit one entry per person per social media channel per day (entrants can enter once on all three social media channels each day).  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of thirty-six (36) winners will be randomly selected over the 12 days of the promotion.  For each day of the promotion, a total of three (3) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries received during the Entry Period, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries received during the Entry Period, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries received during the Entry Period.  Each prize shall be a cash prize of $100.

To claim their prizes, winners must go to the Lottery headquarters in Braintree or a regional office (Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester) and complete a claim form.  All prizes must be claimed within thirty (30) days from the date won.  All applicable federal, state and local taxes, and expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Prize checks shall be mailed to each winner after the claim form has been submitted. 

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, here are links to our pages:
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

No purchase necessary to enter.  The promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

“Holiday Bonus” Instant Tickets are on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide. Click here for more information on these Instant Games, as well as our exciting new “Nutcracker Cashword” Instant Ticket.

 

“HOLIDAY BONUS” $100 WINNERS
DATE FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM
December 11, 2017 Joan Hall - Berkley   Nick Finn - Brockton    Lisa Grassetti - Agawam
December 12, 2017 Tracy Bryant - @tracy.bryant.923 Shannon Fahey-Merrifield - Billerica Ashwinder Dhillion - Wakefield
December 13, 2017 Nick Ethier - Northborough Ron Bourque - Medfield Andrea Marino - Arlington
December 14, 2017 Cheryl Leupold - Blackstone Debra Oxton - Beverly Bharat Bhatia - Woburn
December 15, 2017 Helen Asselin -Lowell Brian Lacasse - Ayer Diane Bassette - Agawam
December 16 2017 Paula Demihosa Roberts Julianne Porro - Millbury Joan Capobianco- Pembroke
December 17, 2017 James O’Donnell - Somerville Rupinder Singh - Malden Jillian Toomey - North Andover
December 18, 2017 Laurie Scott - Hinsdale Jeffrey Lavoie - Dartmouth Alison Matalanis - Longmeadow
December 19, 2017 Gary Hagerty - @gary.Hagerty.3 Mary Gallagher - Norwood Melissa Rose - Worcester
December 20, 2017 James Alcott - Saugus Shana Cohen - Foxboro Brian Harriman - Medford
December 21, 2017 Karen McPhillips - Hyde Park Denise Lemenager - Peabody Shawn LaDuke - Methuen
December 22, 2017 Heather Marie Licciardi, Brockton Michael Bedell, Woburn Laura Hartshorn, Weymouth

 

Mass. Lottery Hosting Holiday Toy Drive at Regional Offices across State

November 24, 2017   

Drive is supporting local “Toys for Tots” programs and other regional efforts, while raising awareness that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for children

The Massachusetts State Lottery is encouraging customers to participate in its Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and other regional efforts, while raising awareness that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for children.

From now through Friday, December 8, new unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Lottery’s Braintree headquarters and at its New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester regional offices.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Toys will be donated to holiday campaigns in the respective regions, including multiple Toys for Tots programs and the New Bedford Firefighters’ Union Toy Drive.

The Mass. Lottery joins lotteries across North America on an annual basis in participating in a Lottery Holiday Campaign conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University.  The mission of the campaign is to promote responsible lottery play by discouraging the giving of lottery tickets as gifts to children.

The Mass. Lottery is a member of the Massachusetts Partnership for Responsible Gambling.  If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, contact the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling at 1-800-426-1234 or visit www.masscompulsivegambling.org

 

“LUCKY” THE LOTTERY TERMINAL ON HOLIDAY TOUR

November 20, 2017   

The lottery terminal that produced the record-setting $758.7 million winning Powerball ticket earlier this year, now affectionately known as “Lucky,” is touring Massachusetts over the next five weeks hoping to spread some joy this holiday season.

Lucky will be spending time at each of the Lottery’s regional offices before returning to the Braintree headquarters, which he has called home for the last several weeks. 

Lucky’s Holiday Tour dates are as follows:

November 20-24         New Bedford Regional Office, 200 Theodore H. Rice Boulevard (Closed Thanksgiving Day)
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1          Springfield Regional Office, 20 Fort Street
December 4-8             Worcester Regional Office, 151 West Boylston Drive
December 11-15         Woburn Regional Office, 11 Cummings Park
December 18-22         Braintree Headquarters, 60 Columbian Street

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Lucky and take their photo with the budding celebrity at a selfie station complete with a holiday backdrop and handheld props.

Lucky had previously been employed at Pride Market, 27 Montgomery St. in Chicopee, where Mavis Wanczyk purchased her ticket for the August 23, 2017 Powerball drawing that yielded her the largest jackpot prize ever won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history.

 

CHICOPEE RESIDENT IS SOLE WINNER OF $758.7 MILLION POWERBALL JACKPOT

August 24, 2017

Jackpot is largest won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history

Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, MA is the sole winner of a $758.7 million Powerball jackpot after the numbers on her lucky ticket matched the first five winning numbers plus the Powerball (06-07-16-23-26, PB 04) selected in the drawing held Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  It is the largest jackpot prize won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history.

Wanczyk, who was joined by her mother and two sisters at the Lottery’s Braintree headquarters to claim her prize, chose the cash option on her prize and will receive a lump sum payment of $480,500,936.  After taxes, her check will amount to $336,350,655.

Wanczyk purchased a total of five tickets, three with numbers that she selected and two Quic Pics, at the Pride Station & Store location at 27 Montgomery St. in Chicopee.  Her winning combination was one of the sets of numbers that she selected herself using family birthdates and her lucky number 4.  The store will receive a $50,000 bonus for its sale of the jackpot winning ticket.

Wanczyk, age 53, who has worked at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield for the past 32 years, indicated that she has already informed her employer that she will not be returning.

Wanczyk is the fourth Powerball jackpot winner in Massachusetts since the Mass. Lottery began offering the game in 2010.  The previous jackpots were won in 2011 ($25.6 million), 2012 ($50 million) and 2013 (half of a $122.9 million jackpot).

Previously, the largest jackpot prize ever won on a ticket sold by the Mass. Lottery was a $294 million Mega Millions jackpot prize in 2004.

Tickets sold at Sandy’s Variety in Dorchester and at Handy Variety in Watertown each won a $1 million prize in Wednesday’s drawing by correctly matching the first five winning numbers.  These retailers will receive a $10,000 bonus.

 

Two $1 million prizes from historic Powerball drawing claimed

August 28, 2017

Two $1 million prizes from historic Powerball drawing claimed

The two $1 million prizes won on Powerball tickets sold in Massachusetts for the multi-state game’s August 23rd drawing that featured a $758.7 million jackpot have been claimed.

Rosanne Grady of Watertown and Elsie Campbell Beckford of Dorchester both claimed their $1,000,000 prize (less tax withholdings) Friday, August 25 at the Lottery’s Braintree headquarters.

Both winners selected their own numbers to match the winning combination that was drawn.

Grady’s winning ticket was purchased at Handy Variety, 95 Common St. in Watertown, while Campbell Beckford bought her lucky ticket at Sandy’s Variety, 378 Washington St. in Dorchester.  Each location will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling a $1 million prize winning ticket.

The $758.7 million jackpot was won by Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, MA.  It is the largest jackpot prize won on a single ticket in U.S. lottery history.  Wanczyk purchased her winning ticket at Pride Station & Store, 27 Montgomery St. in Chicopee.

 

“Lottery VIP 5X CHAMPIONS” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win a $200 cash prize in our “Lottery VIP 5X CHAMPIONS” Promotion.

Thirty (30) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period. 

Promotion Period: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. – Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

VIP Club members shall access the “Lottery VIP 5X CHAMPIONS” promotional page by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages. Access to the promotional page will also be available on the VIP Club homepage. VIP Members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously). VIP members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password.  Once logged in, VIP members will be brought directly to the promotion page, where they will be asked to answer three (3) multiple choice questions.  The questions shall all relate to the Lottery’s five dollar ($5) price point 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket. 

All three questions must be answered correctly through the promotional page during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win.

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE PROMOTION.

Up to thirty (30) prizes, each in the amount of $200, shall be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  Each prize shall be a cash prize of $200. 

Winners shall be selected the first business day following the Promotion Period.   All prize winners shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified by email. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ VIP Accounts within 2 weeks of notification.

If you are not a member and would like to participate in the promotion, you must become a Red Carpet VIP Club Member.

How Do You Join?
It’s easy!  You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit https://www.masslotteryplayersclub.com
  • Step 2: On the RED CARPET VIP CLUB page, click “Become a Member”
  • Step 3: Create your account
  • Once your account has been created you can login to the VIP Club website and click on the promotional banner to begin the entry process.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to members of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club.  All members of the VIP Club must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.

 

"VIP 5X CHAMPIONS" PROMOTION WINNERS
FIRST NAME LAST NAME CITY/TOWN
CHRISTINA      ALAVIAN                    FRAMINGHAM           
JUDITH         BESHWATY                   WEST ROXBURY         
STEVE          BOYDEN                     PEMBROKE             
ROBERT         BREA                       REVERE               
DOMINIC        CAFARELLI                  SHREWSBURY           
AMY            CAVANAUGH                  BRAINTREE            
EDDIE          CINELLI                    WINTHROP             
CATHY          CONEENY                    BILLERICA            
CRAIG          DESANTIS                   WARE                 
JOE            DORSEY                     QUINCY               
DARICE         DOUCETTE                   GLOUCESTER           
DENISE         EDINGER                    SOUTHWICK            
GERALD         FLYNN                      NORTH ANDOVER        
JAMES          FOTI                       MALDEN               
JOHN           FUCHS                      HAVERHILL            
ABRAM          GOTEINER                   WORCESTER            
STAN           JOHNSON                    N CHELMSFORD         
MONICA         KEENEY                     HUNTINGTON           
LEIGH          KOZAK                      RAYNHAM              
MARY ELLEN     MCMILLEN                   QUINCY               
MICHAEL        MEEHAN                     BURLINGTON           
JOANN          MILLER                     INDIAN ORCHARD       
JUDITH         MITCHELL                   HALIFAX              
STEPHEN        MUCCINI                    SALEM                
MICHELLE       PICARD                     ADAMS                
DEBRA          RODRIGUES                  LUDLOW               
MAUREEN        ROGERSON                   EASTON               
SHANTEL        SENA                       LEOMINSTER           
MARJORIE       VERATTI                    HARDWICK             
FRANK          ZEOLI                      S. EASTON            

 

 

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT REACHES $382 MILLION

Grand prize in Friday night’s drawing is highest since last July

The Mega Millionsjackpot for the Friday, August 11 drawing is an estimated $382 million.  The cash option on the prize is an estimated $238.3 million.

Friday night’s drawing will be the 30th since the Mega Millions jackpot was last hit on April 28.  Friday’s $382 million jackpot is the game’s highest since July 8, 2016, when a $540 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Indiana.

Mega Millions tickets are $1 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Tickets for Friday’s drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. Friday evening at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.  Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, GA.

The Powerballjackpot for tonight’s drawing, Wednesday, August 9, is an estimated $307 million.

Mega Millions drawings are available via the Lottery’s website – masslottery.com, and can also be viewed on the Lottery’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

 

CELTICS AND MASS. STATE LOTTERY HONOR ‘HEROES’ FOR COURAGEOUS ACTS AT STATE HOUSE CEREMONY

Boston Celtics, Massachusetts State Lottery teamed up to honor ‘Heroes Among Us’ recipients throughout the 2016-17 NBA season

BOSTON, MA – In an effort to further generate both acknowledgement and celebration for the 2016-17 ‘Heroes Among Us’, the Boston Celtics and Massachusetts State Lottery held a special tribute ceremony today for the entire class of ‘heroes’ recipients at the State House. The program recognizes outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities

“It’s exciting to be able to celebrate so many heroic acts all at one time in one location,” said Celtics Co-Owner Bob Epstein. “These heroes have truly made a positive impact to our community and they deserve to be celebrated for their courageous efforts.”

This year’s group of honorees – which featured more than 60 award recipients – was recognized by Epstein, Celtics Assistant Coach Walter McCarty and Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deborah Goldberg. Celtics Public Address Announcer Eddie Palladino emceed the celebration, while WCVB-TV News Anchor Maria Stephanos served as the keynote speaker.

“These outstanding citizens inspire us all to make our world a better place,” said Goldberg. “I am truly honored to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and selflessness of these remarkable heroes.”

The attending heroes, each of whom were celebrated at a Celtics home game during the regular or post season, were treated to a recap video highlighting the groups’ heroic efforts before again being recognized individually. Created by the Celtics prior to the 1997-98 season, the annual program is in direct affiliation with the Massachusetts State Lottery and supported by Comcast SportsNet New England and 98.5 The SportsHub.

Heroes Among Us honorees for the 2016-17 season included: Abbey D’Agostino, Harry Wilson, Robert E. Naser, John Katsaros, Joseph W. Sandagato III, Thomas D. Scott, Rosemary K. Heath, Lieutenant James M. Creed, Laura A. Creed, Deborah Hughes, Dan Frasier, Cesar Perozo, Bob Hildreth, Seth Rotberg, Ryan Comeau, Cameron A. Cook, Clellan Bunn, Andre Robert Daigle, Anthony Meeks, Pat Arcand, Alise Fabregas, Richard Berman, Charlie Titus, Sheila Krikorian, David Gonzalez, Ryan Keegan, Mike Mathlin, Ryan Keegan, Jacob Ochoa, Christie Coombs, Arnold B. Alqueza, Paul L. Burgart, Simon G. Talbot, Joseph D. Vinacco, Mike Boston, Christy Gardner, Thomas Donovan, Edwin Slater, Derek Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Sheila Donovan Joslin, Michelle Shabazz, David Bronson, Paul “Doc” Dachsteiner, Kelly Driscoll, Nurys Camargo, Jay Barnes, Darryl Buefort, Stephen A. Teague, Lai Chan, Barbara Jenkins, Amy O’Connor, Mark A. Hanson, Peter Niles, Paul Pereira, Jim O’Connell, Jesse Carrier, Justin Petterson, Chucky Rosa, Brandon Korona, Brian Tomlinson.

Future Nominations for the Heroes Among Us Award
can be mailed to:

Heroes Among Us Award
c/o The Boston Celtics
226 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Contact:   Heather Walker, Boston Celtics – 617-854-8072, hwalker@celtics.com
                  Brandon Chinn, Boston Celtics – 617-399-8430, bchinn@celtics.com

 

LOTTERY PRODUCES OVER $1 BILLION IN NET PROFIT FOR COMMONWEALTH FOR FIRST TIME IN 45-YEAR HISTORY

Third Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Profit

BOSTON, MA – State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that, for the first time in its 45-year history, the Massachusetts State Lottery surpassed the $1 billion mark in net profit for a single fiscal year, producing an estimated $1.035 billion for the Commonwealth in the recently completed 2017 fiscal year. This is the third consecutive year that the Lottery has posted a record-setting profit, eclipsing the FY16 figure of $989.4 million by more than $46 million. The Lottery is the single largest source of unrestricted local aid for the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns.

For the third consecutive fiscal year, the Lottery’s estimated sales topped $5 billion. Estimated sales of $5.093 billion are second only to FY16’s $5.233 billion. The Lottery’s fiscal year commenced July 1, 2016 and ended June 30, 2017.

“This is a proud moment for the Lottery,” said Goldberg, who as Treasurer and Receiver General serves as Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “During uncertain times, we were able to increase unrestricted local aid to the cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. The team achieved these goals by increasing efficiencies and creative utilization of resources, so necessary in an ever changing environment.”

The Lottery spent an estimated $97.4 million on administrative costs in FY17, 5 percent less than the $102.7 million it spent in FY16. These costs are less than 2 percent of overall revenues, the lowest of any U.S. lottery.

As an example of improved efficiency, Treasurer Goldberg cited a re-evaluation of sales routes that allowed Lottery account managers to spend additional time meeting with Lottery retailers, while reducing driving time and mileage.

The Lottery awarded an estimated $3.668 billion in prizes in FY17. With an estimated 72.02 percent of all revenue returned to players in the form of winnings in FY17, the Massachusetts Lottery maintains the highest payout percentage of any lottery in the country. Prize payouts can fluctuate from year to year based on the schedule or rate at which players cash in their prizes. The Lottery’s network of retailers collectively earned an estimated $291.9 million in commissions and bonuses in FY17.

Instant Tickets accounted for an estimated $3.5 billion in sales, a 2.7 percent decrease from FY16’s record-setting figure of $3.615 billion. KENO sales rang in at an all-time high estimated at $915 million, a 1.1 percent increase over FY16, due in part to the continued expansion of the number of agents offering the product. All or Nothing, a new monitor game introduced early in FY17, generated an estimated $18.8 million in sales, a 755 percent increase over the $2.2 million in FY16 sales of the game it replaced, Jackpot Poker.

FY16’s record-setting sales figure was bolstered by a sequence of Powerball jackpots that culminated with a U.S. Lottery record $947.9 million jackpot, followed by a world-record jackpot of $1.586 billion. Those two drawings alone attracted over $56.8 million in sales in Massachusetts in FY16. Powerball sales for FY17 totaled $117.3 million, a $47.2 million decrease from FY16’s figure.

“The successful launch of the All or Nothing game and the growth of our KENO to-go product, both of which are complemented by a mobile app that allows players to watch drawings on a smartphone or tablet, played a significant role in offsetting the decreases in instant ticket and Powerball sales and helping us return an unprecedented level of profit,” said Michael Sweeney, the Lottery’s Executive Director. “This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort that includes the Treasury, our commissioners, our dedicated Lottery workforce, and our retail partners throughout the Commonwealth.”

While the FY17 figures have not been formally audited, the Lottery does not expect them to change substantially once that annual review process is complete. Lottery officials anticipate completing the finalized financial statement of operations by mid-September.

The Massachusetts State Lottery was created in 1972 to generate much-needed local aid revenues for the Commonwealth’s cities and towns. Since its inception, the Lottery has returned more than $25 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth.