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MASS LOTTERY TO CELEBRATE INAUGURAL LOTTERY WEEK JULY 15-21

Lotteries across North America joining together to celebrate collective contributions to the communities they serve.

The Massachusetts State Lottery, in collaboration with lotteries across North America, has declared July 15-21 the inaugural observance of Lottery Week, a celebration of lotteries throughout the United States and Canada in acknowledgement of their collective contributions to the communities they serve.

The Mass Lottery established the first National Lottery Day on July 17, 2018, providing consumers and retail partners with a day of special promotions for lottery products, while celebrating the Lottery as an essential source of unrestricted local aid in the Commonwealth since selling its first ticket in 1972.

“We are pleased to be joined this year by lotteries throughout the country in celebrating the positive impacts that lotteries have on their communities, from generating significant funding for local and state initiatives, to providing an additional revenue stream for business owners, and awarding billions of dollars in prizes to customers who choose to play lottery games as a form of entertainment,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Lottery Week in Massachusetts will feature a different theme each day. Themes include the support the Lottery provides to all 351 cities and towns, the Lottery’s retail partners, responsible gambling, and the Lottery’s various products. Appreciation of lottery customers will be celebrated throughout the week with an assortment of promotions. Promotions include:

Jackpot Bundle

From July 15-21, for the first time, the Lottery will be offering the Jackpot Bundle. The Jackpot Bundle consists of a Powerball Quic Pic ($2 value), a Mega Millions Quic Pic ($2 value), and a free Megabucks Doubler Quic Pic ($1 value). The cost of the Jackpot Bundle is $4, so customers will be getting a $5 value for $4.

Keno and All or Nothing 2X Bonus

From July 16-21, the Lottery will add a 2X multiplier to Keno Bonus and All or Nothing Bonus, resulting in more games having a bonus multiplier.

Xtreme Fun Promotion at Lottery Offices

On Wednesday, July 17 (National Lottery Day), with the purchase of the entire family of new X Payout instant tickets ($18 value) at the Lottery’s Dorchester, Braintree, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn or Worcester offices, customers will get the chance to play Plinko to win Lottery merchandise prizes.

Social Media Promotion

On Wednesday, July 17 (National Lottery Day), the Lottery will be running a promotion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in which a $500 prize will be awarded to one winner on each of the three platforms.

Approximately 98 percent of funds generated from Mass Lottery games go directly back into the economy through prizes (73 percent), unrestricted aid for cities and towns (19 percent), and retailer commissions and bonuses (6 percent). The remainder supports Lottery operations, providing direct and indirect employment opportunities, and other benefits.

Throughout North America, lottery proceeds are dedicated to a variety of important causes, including local aid, education, environmental conservation, elderly care, tourism, economic development and more. In fiscal year 2018 alone, U.S. lotteries generated $23.4 billion for these causes and transferred $4.8 billion to their retail partners.

Enter “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:

  • Fifty (50) $30 instant tickets ($1,500 value)                       
  • One hundred (100) $20 instant tickets ($2,000 value)     
  • One hundred (100) $10 instant tickets ($1,000 value)     
  • One hundred fifty (150) $5 instant tickets ($750 value)   
  • Three hundred (300) $2 instant tickets ($600 value)

Promotion Period: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. – Friday, August 16, 2019 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 and MA Lottery 2nd Chance app homepages.  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 19, 2019, 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 20.

On Friday, August 23, the names of the five winners shall be announced on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2019 event in Bellingham (location subject to change).

On Friday, August 30, the five winners shall appear in person on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2019 event in Newburyport (location subject to change), where each winner will find out which of the five Instant Ticket prize packs they will win.

Enter "Scratch for Cash" Promotion

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 accountOnce 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.  One lucky winner will be selected at each location. Click here for Official Rules.

The 2019 Zip Trip schedule is as follows:

DATE CITY/TOWN LOCATION
June 21   Andover  The Park at Town Hall, 36 Bartlet St.
June 28    Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Dr.
July 5     No Zip Trip    Happy Independence Day Weekend!
July 12 Westborough Bay State Commons, 1110 Union St.
July 19 Dennis West Dennis Beach, 45 Lighthouse Rd.
July 26 Melrose   Downtown, Main St.
August 2 Middleborough Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Ave.
August 9   Mattapan TBA
August 16   Webster Memorial Beach, 10 Memorial Beach Dr.
August 23  Bellingham   Town Common, 15 Mendon St.
August 30 Newburyport  TBA   

(locations subject to change)

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 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.

 



MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SURPASSES HALF A BILLION DOLLARS FOR FRIDAY’S DRAWING

$530 million jackpot is seventh largest in Mega Millions history

 

The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, June 7 drawing is an estimated $530 million, the seventh largest in the game’s history.  The cash option on the prize is an estimated $343.9 million.

Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot is the game’s largest since October 23, 2018, when a record setting $1.537 billion jackpot was won on a ticket sold in South Carolina.  Friday’s drawing will be the 25th since the jackpot was last hit March 12, when a $50 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Missouri. 

“The potential to win over half a billion dollars naturally creates considerable excitement, and we encourage people to maintain a responsible level of play when purchasing their tickets,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 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 at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.  Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, GA.

The jackpot for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing is an estimated $53 million, while the jackpot for Saturday night’s Megabucks Doubler drawing is an estimated $2.7 million.

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.



LOTTERY REDUCING TRAVEL TIME FOR SOME OF ITS PRIZE WINNERS

Lottery increasing from one to six the number of locations where prize winners can claim prizes of $50,000 to $100,000

DORCHESTER, MA – The Massachusetts State Lottery is reducing travel time for some of its prize winners by increasing from one to six the number of locations where prize winners can claim prizes of $50,000 to $100,000.

Effective Thursday, May 2, prizes up to and including $100,000 can be claimed at the Lottery’s regional offices in Braintree, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester, in addition to its Dorchester headquarters.

Previously, winners could claim any prize under $50,000 at regional offices and Lottery headquarters. All prizes of $50,000 or more had to be claimed at headquarters.

“We recognize the significant time commitments that people have in their daily schedules and we are pleased to offer these prize winners more options and in some cases drastically reduce the distance that they will have to travel to claim their prizes,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Regular business hours for the prize claim centers at the Dorchester headquarters and all regional offices are Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Barre resident wins his second lottery grand prize

Five years after winning a $10 million instant ticket prize, James Peddle of Barre has won a $1 million prize on the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket.

Peddle chose the cash option for his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings).  As he did with his winnings five years ago, Peddle plans on sharing his good fortune with his family.

His winning ticket was purchased at Quabbin Plaza Liquors, 578 Summer St. in Barre.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Peddle won a $10 million prize in May of 2014 on a “$10,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular” ticket that he purchased at Marketplace on the Common, 6 Moulton Street in Barre.

Four $1 million prizes have been won this week on the $30 “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket.  There are 78 additional $1 million prizes remaining.



ONE $150,000 WINNER AND FOUR $50,000 WINNERS IN MASSACHUSETTS FROM WEDNESDAY’S POWERBALL DRAWING

One jackpot winning ticket sold in Wisconsin

While one ticket sold in Wisconsin won the $768.4 million jackpot prize in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, one $150,000 winning ticket and four $50,000 winning tickets were sold by Massachusetts Lottery retailers.

The $150,000 winning ticket was sold at Market Basket, 288 Chelmsford St. in Chelmsford.  The store will receive a $1,500 bonus for its sale of this ticket.

The four locations that sold $50,000 winning tickets are:

Holliston Mart, 815 Washington St., Holliston
Caffe Sorrento, 143 Central St., Milford
Saugus Town Food Mart, 480 Lincoln Ave., Saugus
Dutchland Drive Thru, 501 N. Main St., West Bridgewater

Each of these four locations will receive a $500 retailer bonus for the sale.

All five of these tickets matched four of the first five numbers drawn, as well as the Powerball number.  By including the Power Play option for an additional $1, the ticket sold at Market Basket in Chelmsford had its prize tripled from $50,000 to $150,000 when the Power Play multiplier selected for this drawing was 3X.  Power Play multiplies non-jackpot prizes.

Prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing.



Birthday gift a ‘Jackpot’ for Ipswich resident

An Ipswich man has won a $1 million prize on a Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket that he received as a birthday gift from his wife.

Gjergji Prifti is the second $1 million prize winner in the Mass. Lottery’s “$1,000,000 Double Jackpot” instant game, which features chances to win on both the front and back of the ticket.  Prifti uncovered his prize on the back of his ticket.

Prifti chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings).  His winning ticket was purchased at Richdale, 44 Market St. in Ipswich.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Two $1 million prizes are still available in the “$1,000,000 Double Jackpot” $5 instant game.



TWO UNCLAIMED $100,000 MASS CASH PRIZES NEARING EXPIRATION

Two unclaimed $100,000 Mass Cash prizes won in drawings in March 2018 are nearing expiration.

A ticket purchased at Stop & Shop, 1475 Newman Ave. in Seekonk for the March 9, 2018 drawing must be claimed by Friday, March 8.  The winning numbers on this ticket are 12-16-23-26-28.

A ticket purchased at Friendly Farms, 155 Cochituate Rd. in Framingham for the March 24, 2018 drawing must be claimed by Friday, March 22.  The winning numbers on this ticket are 01-03-06-31-35.

Mass Cash prizes must be claimed within a year of the date of the drawing in which the prize was won.  Lottery prizes that expire become part of the net profit that the Lottery returns to the Commonwealth for distribution to all 351 cities and towns.

All prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters located at 150 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester.  Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



LOTTERY JACKPOTS TOTAL OVER $600 MILLION FOR WEEKEND DRAWINGS

Mega Millions jackpot at $267 million, Powerball jackpot at $348 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, March 1 drawing is an estimated $267 million, while the Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, March 2 drawing is an estimated $348 million.

The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $161.7 million, while the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $211.9 million.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will be the 17th since the jackpot was last hit January 1, when a $425 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in New York.

Saturday night’s Powerball drawing will be the 19th since the jackpot was last hit December 26, when a $298.3 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in New York.

“As we begin Problem Gambling Awareness month, we encourage people to keep the experience of playing the lottery fun by playing responsibly as the excitement for these jackpots builds,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 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 at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.  Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, GA.

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. Saturday at Massachusetts Lottery retailers across the state.  Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

The jackpot for Saturday night’s Megabucks Doubler drawing is an estimated $600,000.

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.



Boston Bruins Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all registered Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win a $500 cash prize in our “Boston Bruins Promotion”.

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

PROMOTION PERIOD:  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. - Monday, April 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, VIP Club members will be directed to go to the 2014 Boston Bruins 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 Boston Bruins Second Chance Drawings. VIP Club members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password. Once logged in, players will click on the Submit Entry Page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry numbers from two (2) non-winning 2014 Boston Bruins instant tickets into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every two (2) non-winning 2014 Boston Bruins instant tickets entered during the Promotional Period, players earn one (1) entry for a chance to win a $500 cash prize in addition to being entered into the final 2014 Boston Bruins Second Chance Drawing.

Only valid entries posted through the 2014 Boston Bruins 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.

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

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.



LOTTERY’S NEW HEADQUARTERS IN DORCHESTER OPENING FEBRUARY 19

The Massachusetts State Lottery’s new headquarters located at 150 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester is opening Tuesday, February 19.

All prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed at the Dorchester headquarters, which is accessible by public transportation to JFK/UMass station. All prizes under $50,000 can also be claimed at headquarters. The prize claim center is on the first floor of the 150 Mount Vernon Street building.

The Lottery’s office at 60 Columbian Street in Braintree will remain open as a regional office.  All prizes under $50,000 can be claimed at this location and at regional offices in New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester.

Regular business hours for the prize claim centers at the Dorchester headquarters and all regional offices are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Lottery’s prize claim center in the McCormack Building at One Ashburton Place in Boston has permanently closed.



Enter Our “MA Lottery 2nd Chance App” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all registered Red Carpet VIP Club members who have scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” app the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize in our “MA Lottery 2nd Chance App” Promotion.

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

The Promotion encompasses the time period beginning with the launch of the MA Lottery 2nd Chance application on September 1, 2016 and ending at 11:59 PM on February 28, 2019.

There is (1) method of entry for the Promotion, as follows:

To participate in the Promotion, entrants must 1.) be a registered member of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club and must 2.) have scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application on or before 11:59 PM on February 28, 2019.  Registered VIP Club members who have previously scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application since September 1, 2016 are already eligible for the Promotion.

Each eligible account member will receive one entry into the Promotion.

Up to ten (10) prizes, each in the amount of $1,000, 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.  The winners will 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.    Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.

Individuals who are not currently registered VIP Club members and/or who are registered VIP Club members but have not scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application during the Promotion Period may enter by becoming a registered VIP Club member and/or by scanning or manually entering a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application during the Promotion Period.

Click here to view winners

How Do You Join?

It’s easy!  You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

Download the MA Lottery 2nd Chance app today!

Download the new MA Lottery 2nd Chance App From the Apple App Store Download the new MA Lottery 2nd Chance App from Google Play
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.