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Mass. Lottery limits track's winning ticket payouts
The Massachusetts lottery will no longer allow the Raynham Park dog track to cash big ticket prizes after a state audit raised concerns that some people use the service to avoid paying taxes.Raynham Park is the only one of 7,300 sales agents that can cash ticket prizes of more than $600. Under the contract, it can cash ticket prizes up to $25,000.But the lottery notified track officials on Tuesday that they will have to comply with the $600 limit, effective in three weeks.Last year, 12 people ma
Sep 24, 2003, 3:40 am - Lottery News

Treasurer eyes tax-evading Lottery winners
Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill plans to tighten Lottery regulations following an audit report issued Wednesday that shows winners often employ suspicious ticket cashing methods to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes.''As a result, millions of dollars in taxes were evaded, lost and not reported that could have been used for much-needed state and municipal programs,'' state Auditor Joseph DeNucci said in his report.DeNucci conducted the ''transition audit'' at the request of Cahill
Sep 11, 2003, 4:27 am - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery Extends Keno Hours
The Massachusetts Lottery has announced a pilot program to add 22 additional hours of Keno each week.Officials said additional hours will generate much-needed revenue for the state. The surest and fastest way to increase local aid to our struggling cities and towns is by improving the Lotterys existing products as we research and implement new ones, state Treasurer Timothy Cahill said in a statement Tuesday.The new Keno hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays from n
Sep 3, 2003, 3:29 am - Lottery News

Lottery bill offers lump cash option
For most lottery winners, hitting the jackpot isn't a ticket to instant riches. However, if a MetroWest lawmaker has his way, winners no longer would have to wait 20 years or more to completely cash in on a winning ticket.State Rep. Peter Koutoujian, D-Newton, has sponsored legislation that would give lottery winners the option of selling their right to future prize payments in exchange for an immediate cash lump sum.The bill, which was admitted to the House of Representatives yesterday, is mode
Aug 9, 2003, 10:21 am - Lottery News

Lottery theft suspects get only a ticket to jail
With more than 70 court appearances in his 25 years on Earth, you'd think that William Michael Lomas would have figured out that he's not all that good at getting away with anything. Maybe it's just bad luck he keeps getting caught. Either way, he might have decided to take luck into his own hands when he allegedly broke into the South Wellfleet General Store May 11 with two other men and took the cash register and 24 books of lottery scratch tickets, with as many as 200 tickets in each book.Pol
Aug 6, 2003, 5:45 am - Lottery News

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