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Ad blitz fuels Massachusetts Lottery success
Massachusetts lottery profits are on a record-setting pace this year, but officials are retooling the sagging Keno operation and launching new games to maintain the growth of state-sanctioned gambling revenues. Last year, our net return to the state was $912 million, which was our best return ever, Joseph Sullivan, director of the Massachusetts State Lottery told the Herald. We're on pace to beat that. Our first quarter, from July through Oct. 2, we're 5.4 percent higher in terms of our net pro
Nov 26, 2004, 12:11 pm - Lottery News

Gas station clerk says he is being framed for lottery theft
A Milford, Massachusetts man accused of stealing $86,000 in scratch tickets from the Cochituate Road service station he worked at claimed yesterday he was being framed. Mohammad Tahir said a handwritten confession attributed to him was forged, and he was never shown a videotape that Exxon-Mobil security said they had of him stealing the books of lottery tickets over a several-month period. I think someone is trying to cover up something, said Tahir, 39, of 11 Luby Ave. I will get to the bot
Oct 28, 2004, 9:16 am - Lottery News

Settlement reached in Mass. scratch ticket dispute
After two years of squabbling over the ownership of a $4 million winning scratch ticket, the litigants embroiled in a lawsuit agreed to a settlement in an effort to avoid another civil trial.Julie Prive, a former clerk at an East Falmouth Tedeschi's convenience store, was sued by two customers, Raymond MacDonald and Monica Hertz, after she cashed in the scratch ticket in 2002.MacDonald, 65, and Hertz each claim they bought and scratched the winning ticket at the store, then gave it to Prive beli
Oct 8, 2004, 10:22 am - Lottery News

Great-great-grandmother wins $5.6m lottery jackpot
Lottery winner plans to fix roof and help familyA 94-year-old great-great-grandmother from Everett, Massachusetts is thinking about fixing her leaky roof and maybe taking a cruise to someplace warm and sunny now that she's won $5.6 million in the state lottery, her great-granddaughter, Cynthia Smith, said yesterday.Louise Outing, who has lived in the same house since she was a child and became the matriarch of a family that includes seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-gr
Sep 13, 2004, 8:10 am - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery rolls out new game
CASH Winfall To Replace 17-Year-Old Mass Millions GameIt's out with the old and in with the new at the Massachusetts Lottery.The lottery retired the 17-year-old Mass Millions game after Thursday night's drawing. Mass Millions will be replaced by the new $2 CASH WinFall game, which will be drawn Monday and Thursday nights.Over the course of its life, Mass Millions earned the lottery $1 billion, of which $543 million went to cities and towns. However sales of the tickets have been going down.Lot
Sep 10, 2004, 1:43 pm - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery to host 'retirement party' for Mass Millions game
Treasurer Tim Cahill and Massachusetts State Lottery Director Joe Sullivan will mark the last drawing of the Lottery's Mass Millions game by throwing a retirement party for the game and by unveiling the Lottery's new numbers game.After 17 years, and over 1,000 drawings, Mass Millions is being retired. The game has paid out $898 million in jackpots, and has provided millions of dollars to the Commonwealth during its run.Unfortunately for the public, the Massacusetts Lottery invited only the ne
Sep 8, 2004, 2:13 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts woman scratches a $4 million lottery win
A Warrendale, Massachusetts woman who bought a winning scratch ticket at a Main Street convenience store this week says the $4 million prize will not completely transform her life. It's just like having a good paying job, said Deborah A. Basile, 50, who works as an administrative assistant at Andrews Pharmacy in Wellesley and runs her own transcription business. If we won this 10 years ago, it would be different. After turning in the $4 million ticket to Mass State Lottery headquarters in Brain
Aug 27, 2004, 7:36 am - Lottery News

All or nothing: Lottery player rejects $1.7M lost-ticket offer
A gutsy Cape Cod retiree coolly bet a bundle on Lady Luck yesterday, rejecting a sure $1.7 million share of a discarded Lottery ticket in a high-stakes bid to win it all.Raymond MacDonald turned down an offer to split the remainder of a $4 million scratch ticket he claims he bought but mistakenly gave to the convenience store clerk to enter in another drawing.Instead, Julie Prive cashed in.In a last-ditch effort to avoid a second civil trial, the former Tedeschi's store clerk made an offer that
Aug 25, 2004, 9:02 am - Lottery News

Lottery Ticket Loser Says He Won't Give Up
A Cape Cod man who bought a winning $4 million scratch lottery ticket but discarded it, said he will go back to court to try reclaim the prize.A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after jurors couldn't reach a decision.Julie Prive, the convenience store clerk who turned a discarded ticket into a fortune, walked out of court Wednesday a winner, but she may not have much time to enjoy it.Raymond MacDonald said he bought the ticket and gave it back thinking it was a loser. Out of principle, I just
Aug 20, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News

Mistrial declared in $4M lottery ticket dispute
A former convenience store clerk will keep collecting winnings from a $4 million Massachusetts Lottery scratch ticket after a Superior Court judge declared a mistrial yesterday in a dispute over ownership of the ticket.The civil jury in Barnstable Superior Court was deadlocked after nearly four days of deliberations, unable to decide if the winning ticket properly belonged to a Falmouth retiree who sued to claim the prize.Julie Prive has been collecting winnings on the ticket since 2002. Lottery
Aug 19, 2004, 8:07 am - Lottery News