Massachusetts Senate weighing plan to give Lottery 'broad mandate' for online games
If the Massachusetts State Lottery is to continue to thrive and return hundreds of millions of dollars to cities and towns, it must have the ability to move online in some fashion, its executive director said, but it first needs permission from the Legislature to test the World Wide Web's waters.
It's critical to the Lottery's future ability to produce revenue that we're allowed to engage clearly changing technology and, to me, what is a very strong change in the commerce pattern that consum ...
May 25, 2016, 12:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner wins again with $1M scratch ticket at lottery headquarters
A Medford, Massachusetts, man cashing in a $1,000 scratch ticket won another $1 million after he stopped to buy another ticket in the lobby of the Massachusetts State Lottery's Braintree headquarters.
Chi Chan arrived in Braintree on Wednesday to redeem his $1,000 winner. On his way out Chan bought a $30 ticket at the vending machine inside lottery headquarters.
A short time after, Chan was at the bank when he scratched the ticket and found he had won $1 million.
On Thursday, Chan retur ...
Apr 29, 2016, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Engaged couple wins $15 million on Mass. Lottery scratch ticket
Melrose man is second winner in World Class Millions game
A Melrose, Massachusetts, man and his fiancee claimed the second $15 million grand prize in the lottery's $30 scratch ticket game on Tuesday.
Michael Milford, a 28-year-old sales manager, scratched to win the jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery's World Class Millions instant ticket game.
It is the largest instant scratch-and-win prize ever awarded in Massachusetts lottery history, matching the game's first $15 million priz ...
Apr 22, 2016, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
How a group of MIT students gamed the Massachusetts Lottery
Even within a university as famously offbeat as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Random Hall has a reputation for being a little quirky. According to campus legend, the students who first lived there in 1968 wanted to call the dorm Random House until the publishing house with that same name sent them a letter to object. The individual floors have names, too. One is called Destiny, a result of its cash-strapped inhabitants selling the naming rights on eBay; the winning bid was $36 from ...
Feb 23, 2016, 1:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Homeless man helped by lottery winner arrested for failing to register as sex offender
A homeless man who was given a warm bed and some loving care by a Massachusetts lottery winner was arrested Thursday for failing to register as a sex offender.
Glenn Williams, 59, was picked up by police at a first-floor apartment on Parker Street in the West End where he was staying with another woman, police spokesman Detective Capt. Steven Vicente said.
A Wareham detective called New Bedford police prior to Williams' arrest, said Vicente, who didn't know details of the call. But he conf ...
Feb 22, 2016, 9:20 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts woman spent lottery winnings to help homeless man
A Massachusetts woman won the lottery, and quickly spent all the reward money to help a homeless man on Saturday.
After her selfless act, Sofia Lorena also set up a GoFundMe for Glenn Williams, the homeless man she met just seconds after winning $200 on a scratch ticket, she said.
The crowdfunded charity has already raised more than $1,900 in less than 24 hours for Williams, who encountered Lorena on Saturday night while standing in the frigid cold in Wareham.
Lorena, a single mother of ...
Feb 16, 2016, 5:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Cape Cod fisherman reels in $10M lottery prize
Includes video report
William Chopper Young Jr., a shellfisherman and champion oyster shucker, has won the $10 million prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery's $10,000,000 Mega Fortune instant game.
Young opted to receive the cash option on his prize and collected a one-time payment of $6,500,000 (before taxes), according to an official statement from lottery officials today announcing the win. He plans on using his winnings to help his family and invest, the statement said.
Dec 9, 2015, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
More lottery winners using trusts to accept prizes anonymously
A $1 million scratch ticket was recently sold in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, but despite regulations requiring the Massachusetts State Lottery to disclose big winners we may never know who purchased the winning ticket.
In a picture published on the Lottery's website announcing the winning, it is not the winner accepting the prize money. Instead, it is Brady McDevitt, an attorney and the trustee of The Apple Nominee Trust of Milton.
McDevitt was able to accept the check as a trustee on the ...
Nov 29, 2015, 8:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. grandmother wins second $1 million lottery prize
A grandmother won $1 million on a scratch ticket at the very same Massachusetts grocery store where she won the same prize almost 20 years ago.
I'm lucky, what can I say? Constance Carpenito said with a laugh. You've got to be lucky to win a million twice.
Carpenito who struck it rich on a $20 Massachusetts State Lottery $10,000,000 Diamond Millionaire scratch ticket that also offers $1 million payouts is chalking up her improbable repeat win to her commitment to playing the lottery at h ...
Nov 15, 2015, 2:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery considers its own online fantasy sports game
The Massachusetts Lottery is considering developing a daily fantasy sports game as the online competitions have exploded in popularity and faced increased scrutiny about their legality.
Michael Sweeney, the lottery's executive director, said exploring options amid such games' legal ambiguity is necessary if state lotteries are to remain viable in a changing gambling landscape.
Until such time as it becomes absolutely clear that this is illegal, we have an obligation to really grapple with ...
Nov 9, 2015, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum