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MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT UP TO $415 MILLION

Mega MilionsGrand prize in Friday night’s drawing is highest since December 2013

The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, July 1 drawing is an estimated $415 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $286.4 million.

Last hit on March 8, this jackpot has been growing for 32 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner.  The $415 million jackpot is the game’s highest since a $636 million jackpot that was hit on December 17, 2013.  The highest-ever Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million, hit on March 30, 2012.

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. that 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 Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday, June 29 drawing is an estimated $222 million.  The cash option on the prize is an estimated $151.5 million.

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

 

Enter Our Free “Greatest Instant Hits” Sweepstakes
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To celebrate the launch of our new “Hit” series of Instant Tickets, the Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Facebook users the chance to win a $100 cash prize in our “Greatest Instant Hits” Sweepstakes.

A total of twenty (20) prize winners shall be randomly selected, four (4) from each of the following five (5) Entry Periods.



 

  • Entry Period 1: Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 2: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 3: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 4: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 5: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

For each of the five Entry Periods listed above, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page about the Sweepstakes with a call to action to enter the Sweepstakes.  To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post as instructed in the post.  It’s that simple.  Limit one entry per person per Entry Period.

For each of the Entry Period of the Sweepstakes, four winners shall be randomly selected by the Sponsor from all eligible entries received during that Entry Period.  Winners shall be selected the first business day following each Entry Period of the Sweepstakes Period.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s Facebook page and shall also be posted on this page.  Winners shall be notified by Facebook message from the Lottery within 48 hours of each winner selection.  Transfer of the prize is prohibited.

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.  Prize checks will be mailed to the winners after the claim form has been submitted.  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.

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

No purchase necessary to enter.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  To view the Administrative Bulletin for this sweepstakes and see complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

For more information on the Lottery’s new “Hit” series of Instant Tickets, click here

 

“Greatest Instant Hits” Sweepstakes $100 Winners

Date Winner Location                                   
June 27, 2016 Mike Bernardo Peabody
June 27, 2016 Pamela Green Hyde Park
June 27, 2016 John Linton Peabody
June 27, 2016 Maureen McCarthy Berkley
June 28, 2016 Kimberly Choquette Franklin
June 28, 2016 Paul Ledoux Worcester
June 28, 2016 Thomas McGuire Revere
June 28, 2016 Kimberly Newcomb Hanson
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Visit the Lottery at FOX25's summer Zip Trips
Zip Trip Quic Pic!

This summer, the Lottery is participating in FOX25’s popular Zip Trip series.  Visit the Lottery table at each Zip Trip to enter for a chance to win a one-year Megabucks Doubler Quic Pic Season Ticket (click here for official rules).  One lucky winner will be selected at each location.

 

 

 








The 2016 Zip Trip schedule is as follows:

Date City/Town Location
Friday, June 24, 2016 Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 60 Pond Lane
Friday, July 1, 2016 Hyannis Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main St.
Friday, July 8, 2016 Brockton City Hall Plaza, 45 School St.
Friday, July 15, 2016 Millbury tbd
Friday, July 22, 2016 Swampscott tbd
Friday, July 23, 2016 Scituate tbd
Friday, July 29, 2016 Norwood tbd
Friday, August 12, 2016 Westford tbd
Friday, Auguat 19, 2016 North End, Boston tbd
Friday, August 26, 2016 Burlington tbd

Throughout the Zip Trip series, FOX25 will be conducting a Cereal Drive at each location to help local food pantries address the summer hunger gap when children are not in school.  If you plan on attending a Zip Trip, we encourage you to participate in the drive by bringing a box of healthy cereal to donate.  Drop-off bins will be located at the FOX25 tent.

Each Zip Trip runs from 6-10 a.m. and members of the public are encouraged to attend.  The FOX25 Morning News will broadcast live from each Zip Trip location.

 

Trip to the gym produces ‘Ultimate’ results for Cape Cod resident
Ultimate Millions

BRAINTREE, MA (June 7, 2016) – Hilary Alma of East Sandwich Tuesday claimed the first $15 million grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s new $30 “Ultimate Millions” instant game. It is the largest instant “scratch and win” prize offered on a Mass. Lottery instant ticket.

Alma purchased her winning ticket Tuesday morning at Mashpee Country Store, 387 Main St. in Mashpee, on her way to the gym. She chose the annuity option on her prize and received the first of 20 annual payments of $750,000 (before tax withholdings). She plans on putting some of her winnings toward home repairs. The store will receive a $50,000 retailer bonus for its sale, the highest paid by the Mass. Lottery.

There are three additional $15 million prizes and sixty-two $1 million prizes remaining in the “Ultimate Millions” instant game, which went on sale Tuesday, April 26. Five more $1 million prizes will be awarded through the game’s Second Chance Drawings, which allow players to enter their non-winning tickets online for opportunities to win substantial cash prizes. One $1 million winner will be selected in each of five drawings.

“Ultimate Millions” is the Lottery’s third $30 instant ticket, joining “World Class Millions,” which launched in April of 2014 and “Supreme Millions,” which went on sale in April of 2015. Each features a top prize of $15 million. Three of the four $15 million prizes in “World Class Millions” have been claimed, while two of four such prizes have been claimed in “Supreme Millions.”

 

POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $415 MILLION
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Grand prize in Saturday night’s drawing is highest since world-record $1.586 billion jackpot on January 13

 

The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, May 7 drawing is an estimated $415 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $269.7 million.

Last hit on March 2, this jackpot has been growing for 18 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner.  The $415 million jackpot is the game’s highest since the world-record setting $1.586 billion jackpot that was hit on January 13, 2016.

Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets for Saturday’s drawing can be purchased until 9:50 p.m. at any Massachusetts Lottery retailer. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, May 6 drawing is an estimated $138 million.

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

 

“Cadillac Riches” Sweepstakes

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The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Facebook users the chance to win a $100 cash prize in our “Cadillac Riches” Sweepstakes.

A total of twenty (20) prize winners shall be randomly selected, five (5) from each of the following four (4) Entry Periods.

  • Entry Period 1: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9 a.m.  – Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 2: Monday, April 11, 2016 at 9 a.m.  – Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 3: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 9 a.m.  – Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 4: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 9 a.m.  – Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

On the first day of each of the four Entry Periods listed above, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page about the Sweepstakes with a call to action to enter the Sweepstakes.  To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post as instructed in the post.  It’s that simple.  Limit one entry per person per Entry Period.  Entries shall close at 11:59 p.m. on the final day of each of the four Entry Periods.

For each of the Entry Period of the Sweepstakes, five winners shall be randomly selected by the Sponsor from all eligible entries received during that Entry Period.  Winners shall be selected the first business day following each Entry Period of the Sweepstakes Period.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s Facebook page and shall also be posted on this page.  Winners shall be notified by Facebook message from the Lottery within 48 hours of each winner selection.  Transfer of the prize is prohibited.

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.  Prize checks will be mailed to the winners after the claim form has been submitted.  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.

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

No purchase necessary to enter.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  To view the Administrative Bulletin for this sweepstakes and see complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

The Lottery’s “Cadillac Riches Instant Ticket”offers instant prizes of up to $1,000,000 and a Second Chance to win a Cadillac vehicle.  The ticket is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  For more information, click here.

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“Cadillac Riches” Sweepstakes $100 Winners

Date Winner
April 4-10, 2016 Bonnie Chapalonis, Athol
April 4-10, 2016 Lisa D’Amario, Agawam
April 4-10, 2016 Patricia Oleksak, Westfield
April 4-10, 2016 Jessica Poske, Worcester
April 4-10, 2016 John Streeter, Lee
April 11-17, 2016 Justin Desmarais, West Springfield
April 11-17, 2016 Frank Donovan, Stoughton
April 11-17, 2016 Jay Mantere, Billerica
April 11-17, 2016 Migdalia Poou, Lynn
April 11-17, 2016 Carolyn Young, West Yarmouth
April 18-24, 2016 June Dinsmore, Bradford
April 18-24, 2016 Grace McShane, Melrose
April 18-24, 2016 Susan Quevillon, Haverhill
April 18-24, 2016 Jim Rizzo, Somerville
April 18-24, 2016 Gloria Warchol, Greenfield
April 25-May 1, 2016 Michelle Blakeney-Couture, Rutland
April 25-May 1, 2016 Paul Bouffard, Worcester
April 25-May 1, 2016 Linda Davis Siess, Amesbury
April 25-May 1, 2016 Lisa (Dunham) Smith, Gardner
April 25-May 1, 2016 Ken Swords, Chicopee