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Mass. Lottery to replace Mass Millions with new game
Massachusetts Lottery officials are replacing Mass Millions with a game aimed at increasing the odds of winning.Cash WinFall tickets, which go on sale Sept. 13 at $2 each, will award thousands of lower-level prizes whenever the jackpot reaches $2 million. The odds of winning a prize would be one-in-six. The jackpot starts at $500,000.The unveiling of the new game coincides with the Lottery's celebration of the 30th birthday of the widely popular scratch ticket. We celebrate a Massachusetts suc ...
May 27, 2004, 7:34 am - Lottery News forum

Clerk admits stealing winning lottery ticket from student
A former gas station clerk has admitted stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $20,000 from a college student, telling her it was only worth $100.Antoine Y. Reiche, 34, told a Westboro District Court judge on Friday that he took the Lucky Stars ticket.Prosecutors recommended a sentence of one year of probation and a restraining order that would prohibit him from having any contact with the victim, Erica Schmitt. Judge Michael Brooks did not impose a sentence, halting the case after Reiche's att ...
Mar 29, 2004, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum

Co-owner of Pizza House claims $100,000 lottery prize
Just because Stacy Varellas of North Adams won $100,000 last week, that doesn't mean she'll be leaving the Pizza House business she co-owns with her husband, Jim.In fact, they won't be changing much at all. It's not a small amount, but it's not such a big amount, she said Wednesday while working at the Adams Pizza House. It's not a million, but it's definitely nice. While Varellas sounds calm now, she was ecstatic to hear on the radio last Wednesday morning that she had the winning numbers of ...
Mar 26, 2004, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts awards lottery prize to rightful owner
For someone who said she only had $400 to her name before yesterday, Erika Schmitt is smiling at 35 times that amount after finally getting the $14,000 she won playing a Lucky Stars lottery game. This is a lot for me, Schmitt said yesterday after Joseph Sullivan, director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, handed her a check. I'm going to get a haircut and a car. The 18-year-old Westborough resident waited more than a month for the money because a Westborough store clerk allegedly ...
Mar 4, 2004, 4:19 am - Lottery News forum

Disputed Massachusetts lottery ticket is found
Police have found a missing $20,000 Massachusetts lottery ticket that a college student said was snatched out of her hand by the clerk at the Westborough store where she bought it. The Lottery Commission has verified it through the numbers, police Sergeant Russell Johnson said.Lottery officials have to visually inspect the scratch-off ticket before Erika Schmitt, 18, can claim her prize. We have notified her, and obviously she is excited, Johnson said.There might be some delay before the money ...
Feb 16, 2004, 6:03 am - Lottery News forum

Store Clerk Pleads 'Not Guilty' In Lottery Ticket Theft Case
A convenience store clerk who allegedly stole a woman's $20,000 lottery ticket is denying the charge.Antoine Reiche pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment on a charge of larceny over $250.On Jan. 19, Erika Schmitt, 18, told police that she bought a $2 lottery ticket from the Westboro convenience store where Reiche worked, scratched off 10 stars and discovered she was the jackpot winner.When she tried to redeem it, Reiche allegedly grabbed the ticket and told her she had scratched off only ...
Feb 3, 2004, 5:42 am - Lottery News forum

Woman Says Store Clerk Stole Winning Lottery Ticket
Disputed Ticket Worth $20,000A Westborough, Massachusetts man faces a charge of larceny in the alleged theft of a lottery scratch ticket believed to be a $20,000 winner.According to the ticket buyer, the lottery agent claimed the ticket was only worth $100 and then refused to return it to the buyer.Erika Schmitt, 18, said Monday she bought a lottery ticket and scratched it while at a Quick Mart convenience store in Westborough. I was scratching and it was all stars, 10 stars. And I said, 'I th ...
Jan 23, 2004, 8:23 pm - Lottery News forum

$5M Mass. Lottery Ad Blitz Begins
Treasurer predicting campaign will bring in extra $25MThe Massachusetts Lottery embarks on an ambitious $5 million advertising campaign on Monday, with Lottery officials hoping to draw new players with a series of television, radio, newspaper and billboard ads that will appear through June.The Jackpot Awareness campaign will stress the Lottery's role in raising money for cities and towns, a claim that was somewhat undercut last year when Gov. Mitt Romney and legislators diverted nearly $150 mi ...
Jan 23, 2004, 2:59 pm - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery games to merge, jackpots to increase
Lottery Director also announces expansion of Mega Millions into new stateThe executive director of the Massachusetts Lottery said offering games with larger jackpots will attract more players, increasing revenues for cities and towns while diminishing demand for casino gambling.Joseph C. Sullivan said Wednesday that the lottery plans to consolidate MassMillions and Megabucks, both Massachusetts-based games, into one game with bigger jackpots, in an attempt to attract more players.The lottery als ...
Jan 16, 2004, 5:57 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts man wins $1M lottery prize
Robert F. Brown Jr. doesn't know it yet, but he's got a free Boar's Head sandwich coming.It may not sound like much, but it's all Marissa and Glen Varney can do to say thanks to Brown for buying a winning $1 million lottery ticket in their Wrentham delicatessen, the Sheldonville Store.The Varneys, former chefs who live in Franklin, Mass., will get a $10,000 commission for selling Brown the winning ticket, said Amy Morris, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Lottery. When you tell people you own ...
Jan 9, 2004, 5:24 am - Lottery News forum