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Massachusetts Lottery to allow prize claims via mobile app

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I stand corrected, you are correct if you do it on-line which I did not.   SO....since I just stopped the ordering process how do you pay for it sans credit card?   Straight out of your bank???   Thank you.

Bleudog101 ... yes the money comes out of your checking account. The online ordering process still goes through GA ... whether you call on the phone or order online. It's crazy but all 'out of state' purchases go through a 'third party' in GA.

I'm not sure what eCheck is but ACH is a checking account ... maybe both terms are the same or mean the same thing, I just use the term ACH.

When you order online and get to the 'payment' part ... take time to look for the ACH payment option. ...they are 'assuming' you are paying by credit card and it will go through as a credit card transaction. I think on the right side or somewhere you have to change everything yourself to an ACH payment and you will see the 35 cent fee as I remember. A new page will appear for your banking information or something like that.

They don't make it easy ... they probably want you to use a credit card so they can get the fees. They don't make much on a 35 cent charge. That's why I like taking my time online and not be rushed with using a phone call to an agent.

I also do not know if you can only pay 35 cents with a phone call order ... maybe they only take credit cards on phone orders.

Hope this helps ... any more questions just ask.

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    Bleudog101 ... yes the money comes out of your checking account. The online ordering process still goes through GA ... whether you call on the phone or order online. It's crazy but all 'out of state' purchases go through a 'third party' in GA.

    I'm not sure what eCheck is but ACH is a checking account ... maybe both terms are the same or mean the same thing, I just use the term ACH.

    When you order online and get to the 'payment' part ... take time to look for the ACH payment option. ...they are 'assuming' you are paying by credit card and it will go through as a credit card transaction. I think on the right side or somewhere you have to change everything yourself to an ACH payment and you will see the 35 cent fee as I remember. A new page will appear for your banking information or something like that.

    They don't make it easy ... they probably want you to use a credit card so they can get the fees. They don't make much on a 35 cent charge. That's why I like taking my time online and not be rushed with using a phone call to an agent.

    I also do not know if you can only pay 35 cents with a phone call order ... maybe they only take credit cards on phone orders.

    Hope this helps ... any more questions just ask.

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    Concord, thanks again.

     

    One time I tried to do it as a gift and asked questions that I didn't know the answer to so just stopped.

     

    Believe it or not taking a week off from KLC, however do have two draws for PB and MM in Indiana....lottery fatigue setting in big time.

     

    Jeffrey

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      Claim online.

      I have said it many times, lotteries in US could look how we do it in europe.

      If I were to win up to $600.000 (5.000.000 kr) in Sweden, this amount will automatically be deposited in my bank account.

      No claim form?

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        Concord, thanks again.

         

        One time I tried to do it as a gift and asked questions that I didn't know the answer to so just stopped.

         

        Believe it or not taking a week off from KLC, however do have two draws for PB and MM in Indiana....lottery fatigue setting in big time.

         

        Jeffrey

        I fully understand about 'lottery fatigue' ... I have ten tickets from last December that will run out just before Christmas. I went through seven months of no hits ... just two numbers constantly ... couldn't get three or four numbers till August and then September ... October and November were wild. I kept taking checks to the bank and the woman teller just sees all these checks from the MA Lottery for the last three months.

        I was wondering if I was ever going to hit any money during those seven months. In my case I have to play my tickets for a year and usually some hits will come somewhere in the year. Still have never made a profit but with the ticket price discount and some wins my losses are not too bad. I win nothing in PA so I send my money mostly to MA.

        When you are out of state ... you buy your tickets then sit back and hope. Since the Mass Cash started in July 2018 ... I have hit four out of five numbers four times and many three out of five hits. Two times I was one  number off from either a $500,000 or $600,000 jackpot. Like 14 came out and I needed 13 for the fifth number.

        However, that means nothing with bouncing balls ... anything could bounce out. That's another thing that I like about Mass Cash ... all bouncing balls, no computer picks.

        Here was a big six winner night last July and five tickets were Season Tickets, probably all one person playing their numbers five times.

        Monday Jul 20, 2020

        05 - 07 - 12 - 18 - 29

        6 Jackpot Winners: Rockland (1), Season Ticket (5)

        Good luck ...

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          I just purchased my Mass Cash Season Ticket.  The current discount is a great deal. A few years ago i ordered a Megabucks ticket over the phone but never had any wins over the year i had the ticket. 

          Cheers and Good Luck to everyone in the New Year!

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            I just purchased my Mass Cash Season Ticket.  The current discount is a great deal. A few years ago i ordered a Megabucks ticket over the phone but never had any wins over the year i had the ticket. 

            Cheers and Good Luck to everyone in the New Year!

            Good luck to you ! ... now you have to sweat it out for three weeks that your numbers don't hit in the waiting period. Actually you should already be in your first week and you should only have two weeks more till your tickets start.

            Tickets always start on a Sunday night and end on a Saturday night. This just happened to me in November.

            Studying some numbers from September and October and decided to play these five numbers for six months. They were sort of hot in various forms and after I came up with my five numbers, I noticed all five numbers had just come out exact a few nights earlier. I did not see that they had already hit but they were all hot numbers over five or six weeks and the numbers I had written on my sheet of paper were the same ones that had just hit.

            So I was thinking of changing one ... decided to play my numbers ... the ones that had just come out. I'm hoping for a 'repeat' hit.

            So I placed my order around the first of November and as I mentioned earlier ... I had to hope they didn't come out for three weeks. They almost did several times ... two numbers kept hitting a few times. My tickets were due to start on Sunday November 22 and wouldn't you know it, they hit on Saturday Nov 21 ... three numbers hit so I missed $60 dollars ... I have six tickets.

            So they start on Nov 22nd and then the very next night Monday ... three numbers hit again and this time I win $60. Still would have liked to have the $60 from Saturday night. I have had my numbers come out just when my tickets have expired. I had tickets run out on Saturday night and then hit on Sunday night when they were worthless.

            So you are now in the waiting game. When those tickets hit on Monday night I got my checks the day after Thanksgiving ... four days with a holiday ... I have never received any checks that fast from MA. They usually average around ten days. Maybe the system has been upgraded or it was a slow week at the lottery and they processed the checks fast on Tuesday.

            This set of numbers ... 04-10-24-25-27 has been drawn three times.

            Hope you win ...

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              Good luck to you ! ... now you have to sweat it out for three weeks that your numbers don't hit in the waiting period. Actually you should already be in your first week and you should only have two weeks more till your tickets start.

              Tickets always start on a Sunday night and end on a Saturday night. This just happened to me in November.

              Studying some numbers from September and October and decided to play these five numbers for six months. They were sort of hot in various forms and after I came up with my five numbers, I noticed all five numbers had just come out exact a few nights earlier. I did not see that they had already hit but they were all hot numbers over five or six weeks and the numbers I had written on my sheet of paper were the same ones that had just hit.

              So I was thinking of changing one ... decided to play my numbers ... the ones that had just come out. I'm hoping for a 'repeat' hit.

              So I placed my order around the first of November and as I mentioned earlier ... I had to hope they didn't come out for three weeks. They almost did several times ... two numbers kept hitting a few times. My tickets were due to start on Sunday November 22 and wouldn't you know it, they hit on Saturday Nov 21 ... three numbers hit so I missed $60 dollars ... I have six tickets.

              So they start on Nov 22nd and then the very next night Monday ... three numbers hit again and this time I win $60. Still would have liked to have the $60 from Saturday night. I have had my numbers come out just when my tickets have expired. I had tickets run out on Saturday night and then hit on Sunday night when they were worthless.

              So you are now in the waiting game. When those tickets hit on Monday night I got my checks the day after Thanksgiving ... four days with a holiday ... I have never received any checks that fast from MA. They usually average around ten days. Maybe the system has been upgraded or it was a slow week at the lottery and they processed the checks fast on Tuesday.

              This set of numbers ... 04-10-24-25-27 has been drawn three times.

              Hope you win ...

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              So to claim winnings do you have to mail a claim form with the winning ticket or is it an automatic process?

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                So to claim winnings do you have to mail a claim form with the winning ticket or is it an automatic process?

                You don't have to do anything ... once you do the paper work online or call on the phone and pay for your ticket ... your ticket will be sent and then you sit back and hope you picked some lucky numbers.

                Like I said earlier ... you have to 'sweat' it out for roughly three weeks that your numbers don't hit till your ticket officially starts. Your ticket will ship UPS and not through USPS going out of state.

                That should be it unless you get a jackpot hit.

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                  All players in sweden are registered accountsand validated. My bank account are stored with Svenska Spel and big wins will be transferred to my account. Player that wins jackpot over 5.000.000 SEK will be invited to Svenska Spels office and will be getting legal advice for investments (not sure how covid-19 effect this)

                  Another example of easier transactions in sweden (Swish is a app for smartphones)

                  Easier withdrawal of winnings

                  Return of Lotto Investment, ROI: ROI 2020: 31% | 2019: 39% | 2018 50% | 2017 47% | 2016 12,6% | 2015 20% | 2014 20%

                  Return of Stock market investment: 144% (2017-2021)

                  Notable wins: Viking Lotto $1.152 - 2017

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                    Good luck to you ! ... now you have to sweat it out for three weeks that your numbers don't hit in the waiting period. Actually you should already be in your first week and you should only have two weeks more till your tickets start.

                    Tickets always start on a Sunday night and end on a Saturday night. This just happened to me in November.

                    Studying some numbers from September and October and decided to play these five numbers for six months. They were sort of hot in various forms and after I came up with my five numbers, I noticed all five numbers had just come out exact a few nights earlier. I did not see that they had already hit but they were all hot numbers over five or six weeks and the numbers I had written on my sheet of paper were the same ones that had just hit.

                    So I was thinking of changing one ... decided to play my numbers ... the ones that had just come out. I'm hoping for a 'repeat' hit.

                    So I placed my order around the first of November and as I mentioned earlier ... I had to hope they didn't come out for three weeks. They almost did several times ... two numbers kept hitting a few times. My tickets were due to start on Sunday November 22 and wouldn't you know it, they hit on Saturday Nov 21 ... three numbers hit so I missed $60 dollars ... I have six tickets.

                    So they start on Nov 22nd and then the very next night Monday ... three numbers hit again and this time I win $60. Still would have liked to have the $60 from Saturday night. I have had my numbers come out just when my tickets have expired. I had tickets run out on Saturday night and then hit on Sunday night when they were worthless.

                    So you are now in the waiting game. When those tickets hit on Monday night I got my checks the day after Thanksgiving ... four days with a holiday ... I have never received any checks that fast from MA. They usually average around ten days. Maybe the system has been upgraded or it was a slow week at the lottery and they processed the checks fast on Tuesday.

                    This set of numbers ... 04-10-24-25-27 has been drawn three times.

                    Hope you win ...

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                    Hey Concord! 

                    Thanks, yes fingers crossed my numbers dont come up during this 3 week waiting period.   I sure hope your numbers come up one more time while your ticket is valid... gotta  be an awful feeling having those numbers come up when your ticket wasn't valid. 

                    Cheers and good luck in the New Year!

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                      Hey Concord! 

                      Thanks, yes fingers crossed my numbers dont come up during this 3 week waiting period.   I sure hope your numbers come up one more time while your ticket is valid... gotta  be an awful feeling having those numbers come up when your ticket wasn't valid. 

                      Cheers and good luck in the New Year!

                      Good luck to you and all in the New Year. Sounds like you got your ticket from MA. My little 'hot streak' of hits in Oct and Nov seems to have come to an end. Keep getting two numbers two, three or four times a week and the third number will be one off. Very frustrating.

                      When MA opened this game up for play in July 2018 ... I decided to play it hard for a year or two and go (hope) for a nice jackpot. I will probably cut back and play less after all my tickets run out. I do have one set of numbers that have hit twice for 4 out of 5 numbers. I will work with that set of numbers with extra tickets ... they have also hit about eight times this year alone for three numbers. They seem to be 'almost' right there, maybe they will surprise me some night.

                      Hope you see some checks coming to Utah. The numbers are posted nightly at 10pm ET or a few minutes after.

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                        Good luck to you and all in the New Year. Sounds like you got your ticket from MA. My little 'hot streak' of hits in Oct and Nov seems to have come to an end. Keep getting two numbers two, three or four times a week and the third number will be one off. Very frustrating.

                        When MA opened this game up for play in July 2018 ... I decided to play it hard for a year or two and go (hope) for a nice jackpot. I will probably cut back and play less after all my tickets run out. I do have one set of numbers that have hit twice for 4 out of 5 numbers. I will work with that set of numbers with extra tickets ... they have also hit about eight times this year alone for three numbers. They seem to be 'almost' right there, maybe they will surprise me some night.

                        Hope you see some checks coming to Utah. The numbers are posted nightly at 10pm ET or a few minutes after.

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                        My ticket arrived today and starts on Sunday  just like you said it would :) 

                        The hopefully lucky numbers are 1-3-5-9-33

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                          My ticket arrived today and starts on Sunday  just like you said it would :) 

                          The hopefully lucky numbers are 1-3-5-9-33

                          Well the 'lottery gods' almost threw one at you. They wanted to get your heart pumping and now you have to sweat it out for two more nights till your numbers officially start. Don't make the 'lottery gods' angry !!!

                          Thursday, December 17, 2020 / 01-03-04-15-31 and your numbers: 01-03-05-09-33.