Mass. lottery player hits biggest Cash WindFall jackpot
What a difference a day and six numbers makes.
On June 5, Revere resident Hector Diaz bought a Cash Windfall lottery ticket and less than 24 hours later he went in to claim his $1.46 million (minus taxes) winnings.
Diaz, who told lottery officials he did not want to speak with the media, purchased his ticket at Quick Mart, which is located at 22 Broadway in Revere.
Afonso Fonseca, who owns Quick Mart, said Diaz showed up at the store with the winning ticket.
He told me he won an ...
Jun 12, 2006, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum
4 Massachusetts lottery licenses suspended
A top official with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission said yesterday that it has indefinitely suspended lottery licenses for four establishments where video slot machines were seized last week by state police investigating possible illegal gambling.
The suspensions were issued yesterday, said Beth A. Bresnahan, director of communications for the state Lottery Commission. We take this seriously, said Bresnahan.
Massachusetts State Police reported on Thursday that 38 machines were seiz ...
May 10, 2006, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. House to Lift Lottery Aid Cap
Massachusetts State Representative Daniel E. Bosley (D-North Adams) today announced that the upcoming House Ways Means budget will lift the cap on Lottery aid and send the highest levels of local aid to cities and towns in the Commonwealth's history.
The proposed total spending represents $920 million, an increase of $158 million over the current fiscal year expenditure and $260 million over Fiscal Year 2005.
Local aid is one of the most worthwhile investments the House makes each yea ...
Mar 30, 2006, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts store owner wins $1 million
Sometimes it pays to break a New Year's resolution.
After years of buying lottery tickets in the store he managed, Greg Lambert resolved this year it just wasn't worth it anymore. Last week, though, he caved and bought a $10 million Texas Hold 'Em ticket.
Something just told me to buy a ticket, so I did, he said.
The $10 ticket was a $1 million winner.
I bought it, scratched it, looked again, and looked again, and looked again ... said the 38-year-old Wayland resident.
Mar 2, 2006, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery dispute takes bizarre turn
In October Kevin Donovan became the talk of the town when he claimed to have thrown away a winning $1 million lottery ticket that another man found in the trash.
Now, while embroiled with the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in a battle to reclaim the ticket from the man who found it, Donovan has suffered the ultimate loss.
Just 49 years old, Donovan suffered a fatal heart attack while traveling in Hyannis on Tuesday, according toKate Donovan, his ex-wife. The couple had been divorced sin ...
Feb 4, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Original buyer of $1M lottery ticket identified
How do you explain to your loved ones that you threw away $1 million?Well, we'll just have to wait to find out, because Kevin Donovan isn't answering questions right now.In fact, Donovan doesn't even want anybody to know who he is. He's been keeping a low profile since immersing himself in a dispute over a winning $1 million lottery ticket with an 82-year-old Blackstone man who found it in a trash bin.Donovan, who is seeking to regain ownership of the ticket, has not been identified in public un ...
Dec 19, 2005, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Elders fleeced in lottery scam
Several Massachusetts seniors have paid a hefty price after falling prey to a Canadian lottery scam, Danvers Police announced this week, and they've issued a public warning. Danvers has had four incidents this year, with victim's losing an average of $8,000, Sgt. Robert Bettencourt said.Recouping the losses will be tricky, police said, since the suspects based in Canada are using false identities to claim the cash and moving on to other victims assuming a new identity.The elderly residents were ...
Dec 9, 2005, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery fires official
The chief of the Springfield office of the state Lottery has been terminated from his $71,000-a-year job, highlighting the Lottery's lagging record on minority hiring.Luis Garcia, 48, of Springfield said he was called into the Lottery's Braintree headquarters on Oct. 20 and told by former state Rep. Joseph C. Sullivan, the lottery's executive director, that he was being terminated as of Nov. 5 as assistant director and regional manager in Springfield. Garcia, a Puerto Rican, said he was the only ...
Dec 5, 2005, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery expanding Keno with new Bonus game
As of Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Massachusetts Lottery will launch a new way for residents to play the popular Keno game.Keno Bonus is the new and improved form of Keno, a popular Lottery game played by placing a bet, picking numbers and matching them to randomly selected numbers chosen by a computer.As of the official launch date, players will have the opportunity to double their wager, making them eligible for Keno Bonus. A bonus number will be displayed on the computer screen, and players multip ...
Nov 30, 2005, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Million-dollar ticket fight goes before Mass. Lottery board
In the opening round of what may be a lengthy legal battle, an 83-year-old local man who found a winning Massachusetts lottery ticket in a trash bin defended his right to the $1 million prize yesterday, fending off a rival claim.The hearing, at the headquarters of the Massachusetts Lottery Commission in Braintree, was largely an exercise in legal technicalities.The commission said earlier this month is had already rejected a counterclaim on a ticket found by Edward St. John in a trash bin at the ...
Nov 30, 2005, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum