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Celtics, Mass. Lottery Honor Local ‘Heroes’ During 20th Annual ‘Heroes Among Us’ Ceremonty

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics and Massachusetts State Lottery honored their 2017-18 ‘Heroes Among Us’ award recipients earlier Tuesday, August 7 during the 20th annual end-of-season ceremony at the Massachusetts State House.

Celtics Co-Owner Bob Epstein and Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell joined State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and NBC 10 TV personality Shannon Mulaire at the ceremony, which was emceed by Celtics Public Address Announcer Eddie Palladino.

“Every year, I get more and more inspired by all of your stories,” said Goldberg, “I just want to thank you all for your incredible service and selfless acts that have bettered our community.”

Recipients were addressed by the VIP panel before watching the 2017-18 ‘Heroes Among Us’ recap video in the banquet room. Each individual ‘Hero’ was then acknowledged individually before a group photo concluded the ceremony.

“I sit on the baseline beside the Celtics bench at all of the games, and I get to see the Hero recognition up close and personal,” said Epstein. “Hearing your stories get read over the PA system and seeing the reaction of the fans, players and coaches is incredibly uplifting.”

Since the program’s establishment in 1997, ‘Heroes Among Us’ has recognized outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions throughout their communities. Each ‘Hero’ was honored in the second quarter a Celtics home game throughout the 2017-18 season.

$3 MILLION WINNING TICKET, $1 MILLION WINNING TICKET SOLD IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR TUESDAY NIGHT’S MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING

Two tickets sold in Massachusetts for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing have won seven-figure prizes.

A ticket sold at Lanzilli’s Grocery, 931 Bennington St. in East Boston, won $3 million by matching the first five numbers drawn while playing the game’s Megaplier option.  The Megaplier option costs an additional $1 per play and gives players the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes.  The Megaplier number selected for Tuesday night’s drawing was three.

A ticket sold at Lee’s Supermarket, 1585 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton, won $1 million by matching the first five numbers drawn.  This ticket did not include the Megaplier option.

A single ticket sold in California won the $522 million jackpot.

LOTTERY PRODUCES ESTIMATED $986 MILLION-PLUS IN NET PROFIT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

Record-setting revenues result in highest ever commissions and bonuses for retailers and all-time prize payout for players

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that the Massachusetts State Lottery produced an estimated $986 million-plus in net profit for the Commonwealth during the 2018 fiscal year which began on July 1, 2017 and ended June 30, 2018. This would be the third highest total in the Lottery’s 47-year history, with the potential to become the second highest when the final statement of operations is completed. The Lottery’s record net profit of $1.035 billion was set in the 2017 fiscal year.

Lottery revenues rang in at an estimated record high of $5.285 billion, surpassing the previous record of $5.233 billion in FY 2016 by approximately $52 million and topping last year’s total of $5.097 billion by approximately $188 million. It is the fourth consecutive year that revenues have eclipsed the $5 billion mark.

“The performance of the Lottery is critically important for all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth,” said Treasurer Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “I am proud that we have continued to maximize essential funding for unrestricted local aid in a challenging retail environment.” 

The Lottery’s network of retailers earned a record $302.9 million in commissions and bonuses in FY 2018, surpassing the $300 million mark for the first time ever. With approximately 7,500 retailers, that amounts to an average of $40,000 in income for each of the Lottery’s retail partners.

FY 2018’s record-setting revenue figure was bolstered by the continued growth of Keno and several high-performing new instant tickets, led by the “$50, $100 and $500 Blowout” tickets that featured prizes exclusively of those amounts, the first game of its kind in Massachusetts.  Overall, instant tickets accounted for an estimated $3.593 billion in sales, a 2.1 percent increase over last fiscal year’s total of $3.517 billion.

Monitor game sales, which include the Keno and All or Nothing games, hit the $1 billion mark for the first time since the launch of Keno in 1993, combining for an estimated $1.006 billion in sales. With estimated sales of $996.9 million in FY 2018, a new record for Keno sales was established. Keno sales increased an estimated 9.0 percent over last fiscal year’s total of $914.7 million.

With an estimated 73.6 percent of all revenue returned to players in the form of winnings in FY 2018, the Lottery set another record by paying out an estimated $3.891 billion in prizes.  Prize payouts can fluctuate from year to year based on the schedule or rate at which players cash in their prizes.

Lottery players won 194 prizes valued at $1 million or more, highlighted by the record-setting $758.7 million Powerball jackpot won by Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee on August 23, 2017.  Wanczyk chose the cash option on her prize and received a lump sum payment of $480,500,936. (The prize liability on jackpot prizes in multi-state games is shared by all participating lotteries based on their respective sales).

The net profit and prize payout totals both include a $1 million a year for life prize (20-year minimum) that was awarded in FY 2018 in the Billion Dollar Blockbuster instant ticket game that ended in March of 2018.

The Lottery’s administrative costs remained approximately 1.9 percent of overall revenues, the lowest of any U.S. lottery.

Additionally, during FY 2018 the Lottery began replacing the 20-year old agent terminals. Approximately 75 percent of the new terminals are in place and the project remains within its budget and on schedule.

“With record-setting revenues, near record net profit, and a $758.7 million jackpot winner, all while implementing a major operational conversion, this has been a very exciting year for the Lottery,” said Michael Sweeney, the Lottery’s Executive Director.  “These accomplishments are made possible by the hard work and dedication of our workforce and retail partners in collaboration with the strong support provided by the Treasury and our commissioners.”

While the FY 2018 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 $26 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth. For more information about the state Lottery, please visit www.masslottery.com.

Enter Our “Christmas in July” Promotion



The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win $500 in our “Christmas in July” Promotion.

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

Promotion Period: Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Tuesday, July 31, 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 “Christmas in July” 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 (collectively “the 2017 Holiday Bonus Family”) or any 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 2017 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. 

All 2017 Holiday Bonus Family or Nutcracker Cashword tickets that were entered into the “Lottery VIP EXTRA Holiday Bonus” Promotion Drawing are NOT eligible for the Christmas in July Drawing.

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

Up to twenty (20) prizes, each in the amount of $500, shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.

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 via email that they won a prize within two (2) business days of the drawing date.

Christmas in July / National Lottery Day Bonus Promotion 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:

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 Free “National Lottery Day” Social Media Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users the opportunity to win one of three $500 Cash prizes as part of the Lottery’s “National Lottery Day” Social Media Promotion.

On Tuesday, July 17 at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page, a Tweet on its Twitter account and a post on its Instagram account about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.

To enter the Promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post, as instructed within the post including a picture of themselves with their favorite Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket, the phrase “I help support the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts”, and a Lottery-designated hashtag. To enter the Promotion on Twitter, entrants must Tweet @MAStateLottery, as instructed, including a picture of themselves with their favorite Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket, the phrase “I help support the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts”, and a Lottery-designated hashtag in the tweet.  To enter the Promotion on Instagram, entrants must post a photo, as instructed, including a picture of themselves with their favorite Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket, the phrase “I help support the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts”, and a Lottery-designated hashtag. Entries for the Entry Period shall be an eligible entry only if posted within the corresponding Entry Period. 

Limit one entry per person PER SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD (entrants can enter once on each social media channel). Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. on July 17, 2018.

A total of three (3) winners will be randomly selected for the promotion as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries.  Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

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

Facebook
Twitter
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.

National Lottery Day Social Media Promotion $500 Winners

Facebook Emily Paquette Easthampton, MA
Twitter Richard Jordan Jr Mansfield, MA
Instagram Julianne Porro Millbury, MA

Enter Our “Scratch for Cash” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery and Boston 25 Morning News are teaming up to give Mass. Lottery Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win one of five Instant Ticket prize packs in our “Scratch for Cash” Promotion.

The five Instant Ticket prize packs are:

  • One hundred (100) $20 instant tickets ($2,000 value)
  • Fifty (50) $30 instant tickets ($1,500 value)
  • One hundred (100) $10 instant tickets ($1,000 value)
  • One hundred (100) $10 instant tickets ($1,000 value)
  • One hundred fifty (150) $5 instant tickets ($750 value)

Promotion Period: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. – Friday, August 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Five (5) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

VIP Club members shall enter by clicking on the promotional 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).  They will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password.  Once logged in, VIP members will be brought directly to the Scratch for Cash Promotion page, where they will be asked to check a box certifying that they are submitting an entry into the promotion.

Entrants shall enter by submitting their information through the VIP Club during the Promotion Period.  Only valid entries through the promotional page during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win.  LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE PROMOTION. 

The five winners shall receive notification by telephone and email from the designated representative of the Lottery Marketing Department no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, August 13 that they have been chosen to win one of five prizes, and that they must respond to the Lottery no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 14.

On Friday, August 17, the names of the five winners shall be announced on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2018 event in Billerica (location subject to change).

On Friday, August 24, the five winners shall appear in person on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2018 event in Duxbury (location subject to change), where each winner will find out which of the five Instant Ticket prize packs they will win.

Scratch for Cash Winners Coming August 17, 2018

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:

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. 

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

Visit the Lottery at Boston 25’s summer Zip Trips

This summer, the Lottery is once again participating in Boston 25’s popular Zip Trip series.  Visit the Lottery tent 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 2018 Zip Trip schedule is as follows:



DATE City/Town Location
Friday June 22, 2018 Peabody Emerson Park, 34 Perkins Street
Friday June 29, 2018 Weymouth Lovell Field
Friday July 6, 2018 Fitchburg Hollis Hills Farm, 340 Marshall Rd.
Friday July 13, 2018 Franklin Town Common, 201 Main Street
Friday July 20, 2018 Medford Tufts Park, 437 Main Street
Friday July 27, 2018 Uxbridge River Bend Farm, 287 Oak Street
Friday August 3, 2018 Chatham Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street
Friday August 10, 2018 East Boston Memorial Park, 143 Porter Street
Friday August 17, 2018 Billerica Parker Elementary School, 52 River Street
Friday August 24, 2018 Duxbury Duxbury High School (Train Field), 71 Alden St.

Throughout the Zip Trip series, Boston 25 will be conducting a Cereal Drive at each location to help local food pantries.  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 Boston 25 tent.

Each Zip Trip runs from 6-10 a.m. and members of the public are encouraged to attend.  The Boston 25 Morning News will broadcast live from each Zip Trip location.



Enter Our Free “Corvette® Cash” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users the opportunity to win one of fifteen $300 Cash prizes as part of the Lottery’s “Corvette® Cash” Promotion.

From Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post with a picture of four (4) different Corvette® models on its Facebook page, a Tweet with a picture of four (4) different Corvette® models on its Twitter account and a post with a picture of four (4) different Corvette® models on its Instagram account about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.

To enter the Promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post, as instructed within the post including the four-digit year of their favorite Corvette® car model. To enter the Promotion on Twitter, entrants must Tweet @MAStateLottery, as instructed, and include the four-digit year of their favorite Corvette® car model and a Lottery-designated hashtag in the tweet.  To enter the Promotion on Instagram, entrants must post a photo, as instructed, and include a Lottery-designated hashtag in their post.  For Twitter and Instagram, each of the five (5) 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 ENTRY PERIOD (entrants can enter once on each social media channel each day). Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of fifteen (15) winners will be randomly selected over the five (5) 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, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries. Each winner will receive a $300 cash prize.

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

Facebook
Twitter
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.

DATE Facebook Winners Twitter Winners Instagram Winners
May 21, 2018 Donna-Maria Kerrigan (Groveland, MA) Dorothy Torcivia
(Agawan, MA)
Melissa Lothrop
(Whitman, MA)
May 22, 2018 Marlene Price
(Lowell, MA)
Tina Schaar
(Holbrook, MA)
Joan Capobianco
(Pembroke, MA)
May 23, 2018 Ann O’Brien
(Lynn, MA)
Kevin Holland
(West Bridgewater, MA)
Donna Schechter
(@drsmiles92)
May 24, 2018 Jane Barbash
(Shrewsbury, MA)
Jerry Matrisciano
(Brockton, MA)
Marybeth Crowley
(@mbcrowley)
May 25, 2018 Danielle Flaherty
(Marlborough, MA)
Anita Bhatia
(Woburn, MA)
Lisa Norton
(Middleboro, MA)


$1,000,000 a Year for Life Bonus Drawing winner

Patriots Day Miracle Nominee Trust of Stow is the winner of a $1,000,000 a Year for Life prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Billion Dollar Blockbuster” 2007 Instant Ticket’s end of game Bonus Drawing.

The trust, represented by trustee James Henderson, will receive annual payments of $1 million (less tax withholdings) for a minimum of 20 years.

Instant prize winners of $1,000, $10,000 and $25,000 in the “Billion Dollar Blockbuster” instant game were entered into the Bonus Drawing.  There were 39,168 entries in the drawing.







Corvette Cash Bonus Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving you the chance to win from $250 to $1,000 in cash prizes in our “Corvette Cash Bonus Promotion”.

All Corvette Cash non-winning instant tickets entered into the Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing website Monday, May 7, 2018 through Friday, June 15, 2018 will have a chance to win a cash prize in addition to being entered into the next Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing.

Thirty three (33) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period.

Promotion Period: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Friday, June 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, go to the Corvette Cash 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.2ndchanceplay.com/MA/Corvette

Corvette Cash players will log in using their Corvette Cash 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 Corvette Cash instant ticket into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

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

Only valid entries posted through the Corvette Cash Second Chance site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 

Up to thirty three (33) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  The Lottery shall select two (2) $1,000 winners, one (1) $500 winner and thirty (30) $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 and on the Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing website at www.2ndchanceplay.com/MA/Corvette/.  $1,000 winners shall be notified by the Lottery within two (2) business days of the drawing date that they must complete a claim form and provide proof of his/her Social Security number and a copy of a valid government issued photo id.  The $500 and $250 winners shall be notified via email that they won a prize within two (2) business days of the drawing date.  The $500 and $250 prize checks will be mailed to the address on the winners’ Corvette Cash Account within two 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 Corvette Cash account.

How Do You Create an Account?

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

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

The Promotion is open only to Corvette Cash account holders.  All Corvette Cash account holders must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.

“KENO 2 Millionth Draw” Promotion

On the occasion of the KENO 2 millionth draw taking place on Sunday, March 11th, the Lottery is giving Facebook and Twitter users the opportunity to win one of eight $200 Cash prizes as part of the Lottery’s “KENO 2 Millionth Draw” Promotion.

From Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 10, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page and a Post 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 Twitter, entrants must Tweet 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 Twitter each day).  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of eight (8) winners will be randomly selected over the two (2) days of the promotion.  For each day of the promotion, a total of four (4) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: two (2) winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries, and two (2) winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries.  Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize.

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

Facebook
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

 

DATE Facebook Winners Twitter Winners
Friday, March 9, 2018 Catherine Conti (Braintree, MA) Richard Jordan Jr. (Mansfield, MA)
  Raymond Romero (Hatfield, MA) Bharat Bhatia (Woburn, MA)
Saturday, March 10 Dale Renea Fawcett (Hatfield, MA) Brian Harriman (Medford, MA)
  Mary Ann Cucinatta, (Quincy, MA) Brian Lacasse (Ayer, MA)

 



“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.

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