Massachusetts lawmakers renew push for online lottery sales
If Massachusetts lawmakers pass a plan backed by State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, the state lottery could be coming to phones and computers across the Commonwealth.
After falling short in the last legislative session, proponents of expanding the state lottery into the digital world are renewing their push.
I had to come around to this thinking because I myself hadn't thought about online lottery games, but I saw the way millennials are operating is really online, Goldberg said. This past ...
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19-year-old Massachusetts man hits lifetime lottery jackpot
What could be better than getting an Xbox or a new car for Christmas? For one 19-year-old Barre, Massachusetts, resident, the answer is a gift that will keep on giving.
Zachary Pearson became the ninth grand prize winner in the Massachusetts State Lottery's $1,000 a Week for Life instant game after he received lottery tickets for Christmas and used the winnings to purchase more, including the grand prize winner, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.
The winning lottery ticket was p ...
Jan 3, 2017, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Anonymous donor gives church $100k winning lottery ticket
You could call it a Christmas miracle. Somebody won a $100,000 lottery ticket and instead of cashing it in themselves, they handed it over to a church for a higher use.
A donor gave the lottery winnings to Saint Anthony' Shrine, the same church that was robbed earlier in December. The money will go toward feeding and providing community outreach services to the less fortunate and homeless, Father Thomas Conway said.
He's really really touched people and inspired them and made them feel be ...
Dec 21, 2016, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man hits $4 million lottery jackpot on a $10 bet
A Massachusetts man will be receiving lottery riches for the next 20 years after turning a $10 bet into a $4 million lottery jackpot.
Anthony McLaughlin of Rockland, Massachusetts, chose to collect the prize over 20 years in annual payments of about $130,000 after taxes. He told lottery officials when he claimed the prize on Wednesday that he will use some of the money to buy a new car and to pay for his school tuition.
He won the prize on a $4,000,000 Winfall ticket he bought at Fast Lane ...
Oct 24, 2016, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Treasurer renews push for online lottery games, apps
State officials are renewing their push to make Massachusetts State Lottery games available online and through mobile phone applications, a move they hope will attract a new generation of young players.
Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, whose office oversees the Lottery, announced in a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that she will file a bill in the state Legislature that would create an iLottery.
This is a critical economic opportunity that Massachusetts cannot affo ...
Oct 5, 2016, 4:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts man wins his second $1M lottery prize
A man won a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery for the second time in two years after purchasing an instant ticket.
Kevin Phillips of Lakeville won his second $1 million prize by purchasing a $5 Win It All! ticket from a local supermarket, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.
His second lottery win comes just two years after he purchased a winning $10 100X The Cash ticket in April 2014.
After both wins Phillips opted for a one-time payment totaling $650,000 b ...
Sep 30, 2016, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts woman arrested for alleged lottery scam
A Massachusetts woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to bilk an 82-year-old man from New Jersey out of more than $6,000 in a lottery scheme.
Adair Lane, 67, of Centerville, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to forgery of a check, uttering a false check and larceny of more than $250 during her arraignment at Barnstable District Court on Wednesday.
Adair was attempting to cash more than $6,000 in money orders at the TD Bank in Centerville when bank employees called police, accordi ...
Sep 22, 2016, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Online lottery sales not approved by Massachusetts lawmakers
Massachusetts lottery players are going to have to wait a little bit longer if they want to buy lottery tickets online.
In their most recent economic development bill passed Sunday, Massachusetts legislators chose not to authorize the state lottery to begin online gaming.
Lawmakers said that they wanted to address other priorities. Those included $500 million in funding for MassWorks infrastructure, and $45 million for new equipment in career and technical education. A new tax deduction to ...
Aug 2, 2016, 3:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery may offer online games
In response to declining sales among digitally savvy young adults, the Massachusetts State Lottery is calling on lawmakers to open a new gambling frontier lottery games offered around the clock on mobile devices and computers.
The only way to reach the younger market is via online lottery games, said state Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who oversees the Lottery Commission. It's the future and we need to face it.
Goldberg said the state lottery has studied online games and is now seeking legisla ...
Jul 12, 2016, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum
After Senate setback, Mass. Lottery chief again emphasizes online presence
The Massachusetts Lottery did not secure Senate approval last week to begin the process of making its products available online, and time is running short for the Legislature to grant that authorization, the still-hopeful head of the Lottery said Tuesday.
Senator Jennifer Flanagan, Democrat of Leominster, filed a budget amendment that would have given the Lottery the approval it needed to move forward with its exploration of online opportunities, but Flanagan withdrew her amendment during the ...
Jun 1, 2016, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum