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$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

Man wins $4 million Massachusetts lottery prize, plans to take care of mother
Matthew Spaulding is the first lucky winner in a new Massachusetts State Lottery game. The Rockland, Massachusetts, resident is the first to claim the $4 million prize in the state's 100X instant ticket game, which began in mid-June. Spaulding claimed his prize this month, opting for the one-time payment of $2,600,000. He told lottery officials he plans to use a portion of the winnings to care for his mother. Four $4 million prizes and 14 $1 million prizes remain in the 100X game, lo
Jul 5, 2018, 8:53 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts official warns lottery could become "irrelevant"
With time running out again on a bill that would authorize the Massachusetts Lottery to move online, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg offered a message to business leaders Wednesday morning: We don't want to go the way of Toys R Us. The massive toy store chain announced plans to shut down its operations on March 15 and is now running liquidation sales across its more than 800 locations. Goldberg, whose office oversees the Lottery, said Toys R Us was very late to the game to beginning to sell the
Jun 13, 2018, 10:01 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts Lottery winners increasingly opting to stay anonymous
Some people can't believe David Spillane's luck when it comes to the state lottery. People come up to me and say congratulations. How come you win over and over? Spillane, a lawyer from Hanover, said in a recent interview. Five times since Jan. 1, Spillane has gone to Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree to claim a winning ticket. The total windfall to date is $6 million. Each time, the state Lottery has distributed to the press and posted on its website the standard g
May 14, 2018, 8:20 am - Lottery News

Amid delay in new lottery policy, repeat winners keep on winning
It's been a charmed decade for Ali Jaafar. The Watertown man keeps hitting it big on the Massachusetts State Lottery, winning millions of dollars from thousands of scratch tickets. For the past two years, Jaafar has held the title of the state's winningest lottery player. But he is just one of hundreds of individuals who repeatedly cash in on the Massachusetts lottery. The lottery does not know how some of these so-called frequent winners manage to win so often. Many of these players hold
Apr 28, 2018, 10:00 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts lottery profits down 8 percent
Even with sales up more than 3 percent through nine months of the fiscal year, the Massachusetts Lottery has seen an almost 8 percent drop in profits so far this year, the executive director reported Tuesday. The Lottery has turned a profit of roughly $744.3 million since fiscal year 2018 began in July, a drop from the approximately $807.8 million the agency counted as profit through the same time period the previous fiscal year, Executive Director Michael Sweeney told the Lottery Commission
Apr 25, 2018, 8:41 am - Lottery News

Man wins $1M lottery prize for second time this year
For the second time in 2018, a very lucky lottery player from Methuen, Massachusetts, has won a $1 million prize on an instant ticket from the Massachusetts State Lottery. Jason Williams bought a 200X $30 instant game ticket Sunday from Howe Street Superette in Methuen and claimed his prize at lottery headquarters Tuesday, just three months after claiming an additional $1 million prize Jan. 10. The state lottery says the store will receive a $10,000 bonus from the sale. As he did with his
Apr 19, 2018, 8:18 am - Lottery News

Gaming the lottery was this couple's retirement plan
Gerald Selbee broke the code of the American breakfast cereal industry because he was bored at work one day, because it was a fun mental challenge, because most things at his job were not fun and because he could because he happened to be the kind of person who saw puzzles all around him, puzzles that other people don't realize are puzzles: the little ciphers and patterns that float through the world and stick to the surfaces of everyday things. This was back in 1966, when Jerry, as he is kno
Mar 1, 2018, 6:10 pm - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery ends some scratch ticket games before grand prizes paid out
Includes video report It's an enticing gamble: a few bucks for a chance to win $1 million, $4 million, or more. But all of those big, bright prize amounts we see stamped on scratch tickets won't necessarily be given away. Lottery players at Kiki's Kwik Mart in Brighton, Massachusetts, did not receive this news well. It's not really fair is it, replied one frequent player. And another told us it's a little unfair they can pull the million and not put it back into the game that people have s
Nov 29, 2017, 9:36 pm - Lottery News

Lottery terminal that sold biggest winning ticket to go on tour
By Todd Northrop The Massachusetts Lottery terminal that sold the largest winning lottery ticket ever claimed by a single winner is now on display. Lottery officials are housing the now-famous terminal at the agency's Braintree headquarters. In August, a $758.7 million Powerball jackpot the second-largest lottery jackpot in world history was won by a single lottery ticket sold in the state of Massachusetts. The next morning, Mavis Wanczyk, who purchased the ticket at Pride Station in
Nov 1, 2017, 8:34 am - Lottery News