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81-year-old Mass. man sentenced to prison for part in multimillion-dollar lottery ticket scam
An 81-year-old man from Lynn, Massachusetts, was sentenced Monday to two months in prison for his part in a multimillion-dollar lottery scam, according to federal prosecutors. Clarance Jones, 81, pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to commit tax fraud and filing false tax returns. The Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's office said Jones was a part of a ten-percenting scheme in which he bought millions of dollars of winning Massachusetts state lottery tickets at a discount to help winners avoid
Sep 25, 2019, 7:53 am - Lottery News

Longtime Mass Lottery employee fired for allegedly cashing unsold winning scratch tickets
A longtime sales supervisor for the Massachusetts State Lottery was fired Tuesday after he was seen cashing winning instant tickets, a state official said, sparking fear that the lottery's supposedly strict security protocols may have been violated. David Cannistraro, a $100,000-a-year employee who had worked for the lottery since 2002, was first placed on paid administrative leave in June after another lottery employee saw him cashing tickets at a store on Cape Cod, said Chandra Allard, chie
Aug 23, 2019, 9:26 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts retailers resist Lottery's push for online sales
The Massachusetts Lottery's technological systems are on par with an old, wall-mounted rotary phone outdated and inconvenient, but it still works while customers increasingly expect to be linked to the world through a smartphone at all times, the agency's executive director told lawmakers last week. Holding up a large, black rotary phone, Executive Director Michael Sweeney made his latest pitch to lawmakers to allow the Mass. Lottery to offer its current products scratch tickets, draw games,
Jul 8, 2019, 8:57 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts legislators looking into fairness of lottery fund distribution
Massachusetts residents have been playing the lottery for nearly 50 years, enjoying both the risk and the benefits their towns and cities see. But some legislators are worried certain communities are getting more out of the game than others. Every year, about 20% of the revenue the state lottery rakes in is distributed to the 351 towns and cities, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery's website. In 2018, the lottery returned $997 million to the state, which was the second-highest total
May 29, 2019, 8:00 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts man pleads guilty in lottery tax fraud scheme
A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in a scheme to buy millions of dollars' worth of winning Massachusetts State Lottery tickets at a discount to help the ticket holders avoid taxes, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Clarance Jones, 80, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was arrested last fall and charged with tax fraud and filing false tax returns. Law enforcement authorities alleged he used a 10-percenting ploy to become the nation's top lottery winner. Under th
May 22, 2019, 6:25 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts husband, wife are both $1 million lottery winners
A husband and wife from Southeastern Massachusetts have now each cashed winning $1 million Massachusetts State Lottery instant tickets. The husband, in fact, has won twice. Janet Pflaumer-Phillips of Lakeville claimed her $1 million prize on Monday. She won on a $30 Diamond Millions instant ticket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery. She bought the ticket at A A Petro, 381 West Grove St. in Middleborough, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling it. Her husband, Kevin, w
May 16, 2019, 7:40 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts treasurer continues campaign to allow online lottery sales
Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg continued her campaign to allow the state's lottery to sell tickets online. She told a budget panel that Lottery sales have begun to drop, citing the record $1.035 billion it generated in 2017 and the drop to $997 million in fiscal 2018. Of the 44 states with lotteries, 11 of them now offer online purchases. New Hampshire started selling online in September and in just 12 weeks, the state posted over $1.3 million in net gaming revenue from online sales alo
Dec 10, 2018, 10:10 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts has a new rule to stop repeat winners — but so far, they keep winning
He's done it again, and not just for the second, third or even 10th time. For the 1,246th time this year, Ali Jaafar has hit it big on the lottery. State records show that since Jan. 1 the Watertown, Massachusetts, man has won more than $1.8 million from lottery retailers all around Massachusetts with most of his riches coming from scratch tickets revealing $1,000 prizes. Jaafar is on track to be the winningest lotto player in Massachusetts for a third consecutive year, and nothing yet seems
Nov 12, 2018, 2:59 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts man buys 9 lottery tickets worth $900,000
It took 26 years for his numbers to win big Robert Lundstedt was feeling lucky Monday morning. So lucky that the Bridgewater, Massachusetts, carpenter bought nine Mass Cash tickets from four different locations for that day's drawing, all using his usual combination of numbers: 1, 7, 11, 26, and 30. And that feeling paid off. As he checked the lottery results while buying paper towels the next day, Lundstedt, 56, discovered that he had bought nine $100,000 winning tickets, his wife of 2
Jul 13, 2018, 8:38 am - Lottery News

$2.9M jackpot winner received lottery ticket as a gift
Season ticket holder Christopher Voelker of Raynham, Massachusetts, is the winner of a $2.97 million jackpot prize in the state lottery's Megabucks Doubler drawing that took place Saturday, May 26. Voelker claimed his prize at the Lottery's Braintree headquarters Monday, July 9, choosing the cash option and receiving a one-time payment of $2,277,443 (less tax withholdings). He plans to use his winnings to buy a home. Voelker received his Megabucks Doubler Season Ticket as a gift. His
Jul 13, 2018, 8:32 am - Lottery News