Mass. bill would allow for online lottery sales
Massachusetts Lottery players would be able to purchase tickets and play lottery games online under a bill being filed on Beacon Hill.
The bill would authorize the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission to create internet gambling games, including establishing the price of tickets, the number and size of prizes, the manner of selecting winners and the frequency of drawings.
The bill would also require the commission come up with a way to block sales of online tickets or other lottery games ...
Jan 25, 2013, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum
$1M lottery winner pleads guilty to theft
Swindled $21,000 from his oil company's customers
A Chelmsford, Massachusetts, man who won $1 million from a Massachusetts State Lottery ticket in 2009 will serve at least 18 months behind bars after he admitted to swindling more than $21,000 from his home oil company's customers, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone.
Michael Santaniello, 60, of Chelmsford, pleaded guilty in Lowell District Court last week to stealing money from more than a dozen of his clients, many of who ...
Jan 21, 2013, 6:34 am - Lottery News forum
Is the future of the Mass. Lottery online?
Includes audio report
Massachusetts has the highest per capita spending on the lottery, and the Massachusetts State Lottery raked in almost $1 billion in net profit last year.
And yet, some state officials say there's an imminent threat to the Massachusetts lottery internet gambling. State Treasurer Steve Grossman wants to beat both the federal government and private gambling companies to the punch. He plans to ask the Legislature to change state law so that the Massachusetts lottery can g ...
Jan 10, 2013, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. co-workers split $50M Powerball jackpot
The two co-workers had a ritual for the past 10 months. She would buy two Powerball tickets, write their names on the back, and then give him a copy.
It may have seemed a modest indulgence. The longest of long shots.
But on Wednesday night, it paid off big-time with more than $11 million for each of them.
Rosa DeLeon, 52, of Arlington and Reginald LeBlanc, 54, of Lexington, who work at the Costco in Waltham, bought a $50 million Powerball ticket at a gas station in Lexington.
The two ...
Dec 19, 2012, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Treasurer pushing for Internet lottery sales
Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman is gearing up to ask state lawmakers for permission to create and test what he hopes will be a first wave of Internet lottery games in Massachusetts.
Grossman said Tuesday that he plans to ask the Legislature to eliminate existing barriers in state law that prevent the lottery from selling tickets and other games online or accepting credit cards as a form of payment.
Grossman said the kinds of lottery items for sale on the Internet could includ ...
Dec 12, 2012, 10:14 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery jackpot a silver lining for 11 Red Sox fans
Everyone has favorite numbers, but this is ridiculous.
On Oct. 3, 11 players bought Mass Cash tickets with the numbers 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9. All of the nine who have claimed their $100,000 prizes picked the numbers themselves rather than letting the lottery computer pick random numbers.
Lottery officials said some winners said they played that combination because it represents five Red Sox players whose retired numbers hang above right field at Fenway Park: Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesk ...
Oct 31, 2012, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man wins half of $61M Mega Millions jackpot
A Massachusetts man is $30.5 million richer after splitting Tuesday night's $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from California.
Sandeep Sunny Singh can hardly catch his breath. Today he's posing for pictures with a giant check for $30.5 million. Yesterday, this newly minted millionaire was busy working two jobs to help his mom pay the bills.
Ahh, I'm like overwhelmed right now, he said after cashing in his ticket at Lottery headquarters.
He was so busy he nearly missed ...
Oct 18, 2012, 6:59 am - Lottery News forum
California man wins half of $61M Mega Millions jackpot
A California man is $30.5 million richer after splitting Tuesday night's $61 million Mega Millions jackpot with a co-winner from Massachusetts.
he winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven store on Shaw and Maple in the last week.
Just after 7 a.m. Wednesday morning there was a small celebration going on inside the 7-Eleven store across the street from Fresno State. The clerks were shaking the hands with a man and smiling. A 7-Eleven official confirmed that man was the winner of the $30.5 mi ...
Oct 18, 2012, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
Maine couple claims $8.2M Tri-State Megabucks jackpot
Includes video report
Nobody was more surprised than Linda Von Oesen to find she'd won $8,190,000 in the September 26th Megabucks Plus drawing.
She was sleeping with her husband Bob in their camper, parked in a Walmart parking lot, when one of her daughters called to see if she'd bought a ticket.
So she says, 'check your ticket'. I said, 'oh, alright', explained Linda Von Oesen. So here we are in a camper, pitch dark and so I says, 'I got to find it, just give me the numbers.' And so I ...
Oct 12, 2012, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. man keeps mistake lottery ticket, wins $1 million
A Taunton, Massachusetts, man was on the right side of a million dollar mistake, when a scratch ticket game he didn't want to play turned out to be a winner.
Richard Brown, 60, came in to the Gulf in Taunton last Monday, as he had several times in the past, looking for a $5 Blue Ice 7s ticket. This time, the distracted clerk gave him a Sizzling Sevens scratcher, another $5 game, by mistake, said lottery spokeswoman Beth Bresnahan.
Instead of demanding the right ticket, Brown decided he was ...
Aug 20, 2012, 5:12 am - Lottery News forum