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Mass. Lottery doubles up on drawings

Jun 9, 2008, 8:04 am

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Today the Massachusetts State Lottery adds a second daily drawing of the Numbers game in a move that's projected to generate $7 million annually for cities and towns.

Starting today, June 9, the midday draw will take place at 12:55 p.m., in addition to the established nightly draw at about 7 p.m.

Lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said players have asked for two drawings to increase their chances to make money.

The lottery projects the extra drawing will generate $27 million in sales, including $7 million for cities and towns.

Every New England state except Rhode Island will now draw numbers more than once a day.

The move is the latest attempt by the lottery to boost sales after a down year in 2007.

The state recently released a $20 ticket that offers $1 billion in prizes.

Lottery Post players can post midday predictions for the Numbers game immediately.

Midday results for the Numbers game will be available within minutes of the drawing on the Massachusetts Lottery Results page at www.lotterypost.com/results/ma.

Massachusetts lottery results, and all other lottery results from the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom, are available directly on the desktop of any Windows Vista user by downloading the free Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista, located at www.lotterypost.com/gadget.

AP, Lottery Post Staff

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Member #34116
February 28, 2006
808 Posts
Posted: June 9, 2008, 8:22 am - IP Logged

well for me am going to sit back for a while to see how this plays out.

wonder if the payoff will be the same Group Hug


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    Member #1826
    July 11, 2003
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    Posted: June 9, 2008, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

    Awesome. The best keeps getting better.

    (insert signature here)


      United States
      Member #972
      December 30, 2002
      468 Posts
      Posted: June 11, 2008, 1:01 am - IP Logged

      >Lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said players have asked for two drawings to increase their chances to make money.

      What players? Has anyone ever heard anyone ask for it? I haven't in the past 25 years.

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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        November 5, 2005
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        Posted: June 11, 2008, 3:28 am - IP Logged

        This just happened in Florida.  I guess all the states are trying to add a little more to their annual budgets.   


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          Member #38387
          April 28, 2006
          411 Posts
          Posted: June 12, 2008, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

          I haven't heard a word that people were interested either,if any thing a regular pick 3 would of been better,ya know instead of playing front 3 and back, 3 just a straight pick 3,I don't know were they get their info..