If he buys tickets from the Massachusetts Lottery, they will send them direct to you. They use a shipping service, not the post office, so no law is broken. He can call the Massachusetts Lottery toll free and place an order, for himself, or as a gift. I nearly sure it's to only lottery to sell to people out of state. That's what I can FREE TRADE!
Disagree. Unless they've changed the rules in the past few weeks, you cannot purchase ANY lottery tickets from the Massachusetts lottery by mail unless you can show proof of residence. When MM was over $300M I called the Lottery Headquarters in Braintree and was told that only legal residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can purchase subscriptions by mail. I'll check again, but this was fairly recent.
Okay - Here it is, right from the Mass Lottery site - now I'm confused. The lady on the phone was very clear that I couldn't buy them. Maybe she was just talking about the Mega Millions tickets, since that was the purpose of my call.
10. QUESTION: Can non-residents play the game? If so, how do they collect?
10. ANSWER:Yes, anyone 18 and over can purchase Lottery product at any agent location. All players can collect their prizes at the same locations listed in question four. Additionally, Season Tickets can be purchased directly from any sales agent while in the state or from out of state, by calling l-800-222-TKTS. The ticket can be registered in the owner's name by completing and returning the registration form to the Lottery. Season Tickets are available for Megabucks, Mass Cash, Mega Millions and Cash Winfall. NOTE: Mega Millions Season Tickets are NOT available from out of state through the 800 number listed above.