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$4 million lottery scratch ticket stolen from store
Selling a $4 million scratch ticket at the Hilltop Package Store in Wareham could have brought instant fortune to a lucky customer and a cool $40,000 commission to the store's owner, Paul Hurley.But the Hold'Em Poker lottery ticket was among hundreds stolen two weeks ago from the Hilltop and other stores in town.Wareham police have arrested a teenager who allegedly gave the unscratched winning ticket to a friend, who tried to cash it at another store, Hurley said.''It's like getting robbed twice ...
May 2, 2005, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum

Bulger victims seek share of lottery jackpot
In the decade since South Boston gangster James Whitey Bulger fled to avoid federal racketeering charges, the fight over who cashes in on his $1.9 million share of a Massachusetts lottery jackpot has been nearly as intense as the hunt for the fugitive.The mothers of two women allegedly killed by Bulger unsuccessfully went to court for the windfall. Bulger's brother John and one of his sisters also failed to hit pay dirt in court.Yesterday, the lottery wrangle was rekindled. A federal judge ope ...
Apr 27, 2005, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery to hire consultant for games being planned
Massachusetts State Lottery officials said they intend to hire a consultant to evaluate the financial impact of several gambling games under consideration, including a virtual horse-racing game run on Keno-style monitors.State lawmakers last week raised concerns about the game's impact on the live and simulcast horse-racing industry.Lottery officials said the consultant, expected to issue a report by midsummer, will analyze how the horse-racing game and other games still on the drawing board wou ...
Apr 22, 2005, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum

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