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Man who had open-heart surgery wins $1 million from lottery ticket stuffed in a get-well card
A Massachusetts man recovering from open-heart surgery won a $1 million lottery prize on a scratch-off ticket given to him by a friend, according to lottery officials. Alexander McLeish received three scratch-off tickets in a get-well card from a friend earlier this month, according to a news release from the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. As McLeish scratched off the first three letters on the crossword lottery ticket, his first glimpse of good luck was revealing his initials:
Dec 4, 2021, 4:38 pm - Lottery News

Twelve individuals and three stores indicted in Massachusetts lottery scheme
Another fraud ring is caught By Kate Northrop On Tuesday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that twelve individuals and three stores in the state were indicted in connection with an ongoing scheme to launder lottery winnings and thus avoid paying taxes. The Massachusetts State Lottery Commission (MSLC), in conjunction with State Police, discovered that twelve individuals conspired to evade taxes in a calculated scheme to defraud the state of taxes on lottery winnings
Oct 28, 2021, 12:42 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts man wins $100,000 prize with a free lottery ticket
Sometimes the best things in life are free By Kate Northrop A Dorchester resident is $100,000 richer after he received a free promotional lottery ticket for the Massachusetts Lottery's Mass Cash draw game. To Stevie Allen, winning $100,000 must feel even sweeter considering the ticket he won with was given to him for free. On Monday, Allen visited the Norwood Shell gas station on Walpole Street in Norwood and purchased a $5 ticket for The Numbers Game, a twice-daily draw game t
Oct 6, 2021, 5:21 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts father and sons accused of defrauding Lottery of $21 million
Statistically improbable number of wins raises red flags By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts family is accused of defrauding the Massachusetts Lottery of nearly $21 million in a tax evasion scheme that took place over the past decade. It wouldn't be farfetched to say that cashing in more than 13,000 winning lottery tickets worth almost $21 million over eight years would be statistically impossible, if not improbable. This many wins could not simply be attributed to sheer luck. A stati
Aug 25, 2021, 11:00 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts player claimed $500,000 Powerball prize one day before it expired
By Kate Northrop A $500,000 Powerball prize almost went by the wayside, but thankfully the rightful winner from Massachusetts stepped up to claim it just one day before it was due to expire. Leonard Thomas of South Dennis won $500,000 in a Powerball drawing that took place on Aug. 19, 2020, but he didn't even realize it. Luckily, he had the ticket tucked away in a safe spot, albeit for nearly a full year, after buying it at the Mobil gas station on Route 134 in South Dennis. I heard
Aug 19, 2021, 7:32 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts store clerk steals player's winning scratch-off ticket worth $1,000
Retailer worker cheats winner of half her prize By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts player reached out to the Massachusetts Lottery for help after allegedly being swindled of half her prize on a winning scratch-off ticket by a store clerk. After winning a decent prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket, Amelia Smith said she was ripped off by the clerk at the Roslindale Food Mart when he crumpled the validation slip and cheated her of $500. Smith visited the retailer on Washington St
Jul 20, 2021, 12:07 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts lottery player wins his second $1 million prize
Once-in-a-lifetime dream comes true a second time By Kate Northrop While most lottery players continue to grind and strive toward that big payout, one lucky Massachusetts resident just won the prize of a lifetime for the second time. Stephen Toto of Framingham is enjoying yet another instant payday now that he scooped up his second $1 million top prize from a scratch-off game. On Dec. 7, 2017, Toto took home one of the $1 million top prizes in the Massachusetts Lottery's $4,000,000 P
Jul 6, 2021, 5:33 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts family returns winning scratch-off worth $1 million to customer who threw it out
Lottery player made richer after a selfless act of kindness By Kate Northrop A woman almost lost out on a million dollars after throwing away a lottery ticket that she thought was a loser, but a family made a selfless decision to return the ticket to her when they discovered it was worth much more than she thought. The Shah family, who runs the Lucky Stop liquor store on College Highway in Southwick, Massachusetts, had a regular customer hand back a $30 Diamond Millions scratch-off tick
May 24, 2021, 4:30 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts Lottery processes first mobile ticket prize
By Kate Northrop The Massachusetts Lottery announced yesterday that it processed a remote prize claim through its mobile app for the very first time. In what it called a significant step in the introduction of digital technology, the Lottery celebrated the successful use of its mobile cashing service that it believes will provide multiple benefits to customers as well as the environment. Making remote ticket cashing transactions available is a terrific advancement for the Lottery in ac
May 6, 2021, 11:59 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts man visits two lottery retailers to win $10 million
Closed store leads player to a luckier one By Kate Northrop A Massachusetts lottery player visited a gas station to play the lottery but upon finding that it was closed instead went elsewhere to win a $10.04 million Megabucks Doubler jackpot. Stephen Pereira of Fairhaven originally intended to buy a Megabucks Doubler ticket at a nearby gas station, but the retailer was not open for business. Some lottery players with a go-to store might call it bad luck, but for Pereira, this might have
Mar 25, 2021, 2:57 pm - Lottery News