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Mass. lawmakers to challenge lottery horse-race game
Key Massachusetts state lawmakers signaled yesterday that they intend to rein in the Massachusetts Lottery's plans to launch a virtual horse-racing game on Keno-style monitors later this year.At a State House hearing, the lawmakers questioned the lottery's legal authority to launch the game and whether the game should be allowed to proceed because of the potential impact on the state's struggling horse-racing industry.''You've overextended your authority to roll out this game, said Representati ...
Apr 15, 2005, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. lottery winners cash in on new prize law
Massachusetts lottery winners are rushing to cash in on a recent change in state law that allows them to negotiate with private companies for a lump-sum buyout of all or a portion of their 20-year income stream.Since November, when the change in the law took effect, nearly 270 lottery winners have made the decision to give up a chunk of their future prize payments in return for a lump sum that can be used for such immediate needs as buying a new house or paying off existing loans and debts.But n ...
Apr 11, 2005, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Mass. horse racing officials raise concerns over new lottery game
Massachusetts horse racing officials expressed concern that a virtual horse racing game, which has been proposed by the state lottery, could draw bettors away from live and simulcast racing in a state with an already fragile Thoroughbred industry.The 12-horse animated racing game, presented on Keno-style monitors, is scheduled to debut this year in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Boston Globe reports. Bob OMalley, chief operating officer at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, said that ...
Apr 11, 2005, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery to add Keno-style game
The Massachusetts State Lottery is betting that restaurant and bar patrons will try their luck at virtual horse racing, a Keno-style game played on video monitors.Each animated race will last about a minute and feature 12 numbered horses circling the track as a fast-talking announcer describes the action. Details are still being worked out, but lottery officials are planning to stage races every 15 minutes, with a minimum bet of $2. Players could bet much as they would at the racetrack, with w ...
Apr 6, 2005, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

Thug slashes elderly woman, robs lottery winnings
An elderly woman trapped in the narrow entrance of her building was slashed in the gut by a robber who may have wanted her lottery winnings, police said.Christine Hastings, 62, was about to open the security door of her apartment building on Cumberland Street when a man rushed her from behind, police said.Police Superintendent Bobbie Johnson said the robber demanded money, but Hastings told him she had none. Johnson said the robber pulled out a knife and slashed her across her stomach, grabbed h ...
Mar 22, 2005, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts unveils new multimedia ad campaign
Focus is on how playing the Lottery is a Win-Win for everyone, including cities and townsThe Massachusetts Lottery kicks off its latest advertising campaign this week, featuring television and radio advertisements which create awareness of the many benefits Lottery sales bring to the 351 cities and towns of the Commonwealth. Print and online ads round out the latest advertising effort for the State Lottery.The campaign, created by Boston-based advertising agency Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmo ...
Feb 10, 2005, 11:40 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery thief nabbed
A 41-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts man is facing armed robbery charges after he was nabbed walking away from a Bridge Street convenience store he had just robbed at knifepoint, police said.Michael J. Silva, no known address, was arrested about 4 p.m. on Albion Street, where officer Stephen Morrill chased him after spotting him on West Fifth Street, police said.Morrill was on his way to a reported armed robbery at Store 24, 494 Bridge St., when he spotted Silva carrying something blue and saw se ...
Jan 25, 2005, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery sponsors Red Sox trophy tour
The most traveled trophy in the history of New England sports now has an official sponsor.The Red Sox and the Massachusetts State Lottery held a press conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday to announce a partnership in which the Lottery will be the presenting sponsor of the World Series Trophy tour.Ever since making history by winning their first World Series championship in 86 years, the Red Sox have been glad to share their success with the entire region of New England, not to mention various ot ...
Jan 5, 2005, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts Judge Denies Demand for Lump-Sum Lottery Prize Payment
Statement from Massachusetts Lottery Executive Director Joseph P. SullivanThe Massachusetts State Lottery is one of the most successful lotteries in the country for many reasons, including that we pay out more prize money and have more winners than any other Lottery in the U.S.In September, we celebrated with Louise Outing when she and her family claimed her $5.6 million prize at Lottery headquarters. At that time, Lottery officials reviewed the rules and regulations of the game, which are also ...
Dec 30, 2004, 8:11 pm - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts woman scratches $1 million winning lottery ticket
Lorraine Vitagliano got a great Christmas present: $1 million from a $5 Lottery scratch ticket. The $1,000,000 Super Buck$ instant game offers 10 $1 million prizes.The winner was purchased by Vitagliano's sister at the Gateway Newsstand at the Northshore Mall in Peabody, according to information provided by the Massachusetts Lottery Commission. The store will receive a $10,000 commission for selling the lucky ticket. Vitagliano went to Braintree with her husband, Alphonse, her son Mark and he ...
Dec 30, 2004, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum