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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

Lottery winner guilty of attempted shoplifting
A Tewksbury, Massachusetts, woman was found guilty Wednesday of attempting to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a Kohl's department store two months after winning $1 million on a scratch ticket. Judge Robert Stephen ordered Yokatia Rodriguez, 40, to pay a $2,000 fine and serve 30 days in Rockingham County Jail if she is not on good behavior for the next year. Half of the fine and all of the jail sentence will be dismissed if she doesn't get arrested again, he explained. According to court d
Oct 12, 2017, 10:34 am - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery retailers fight online sales bill
The Massachusetts Lottery says it could stop being successful unless a bill allowing online ticket sales becomes law, while retailers say their future success hinges on the bill not becoming law. Now the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection will weigh the benefits and drawbacks of an online lottery. The Lottery is seeking authority from the Legislature to offer its current products scratch tickets, draw games, Keno and more to customers over the Internet, arguing that the Lottery's survival
Sep 20, 2017, 8:03 am - Lottery News

Scammers using social media accounts claiming to be lottery winner Mavis Wanczyk
Police are again warning people about multiple fake social media accounts created by scammers pretending to be the city's Powerball winner. Don't fall for this scam. Don't give personal information, Michael Wilk, Chicopee Police public information officer, posted on the department's social media accounts. In a brief search Wilk said he found more than 30 fake Instagram accounts as well as a handful of Twitter accounts and Facebook accounts. Nearly all of the accounts are using some versio
Aug 31, 2017, 8:33 am - Lottery News

Massachusetts woman wastes no time claiming $758.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Some lottery winners spend months hiring financial experts and planning how to best claim their lottery jackpot, but not so with the winner of the largest lottery jackpot ever claimed by a single ticket. Upon learning that she held the winning ticket, 53-year-old Mavis Wanczyk just walked into Massachusetts Lottery headquarters the morning after the drawing and handed over the ticket for validation of her prize. Her half-billion-dollar lump-sum cas
Aug 24, 2017, 2:21 pm - Lottery News