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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $535 MILLION FOR SATURDAY’S DRAWING

Highest since world-record setting $1.586 billion jackpot in January of 2016

The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, August 19 drawing is an estimated $535 million, the game’s highest since its world-record setting $1.586 billion jackpot in January of 2016. The cash option on Saturday’s Powerball prize is an estimated $340.1 million.

Saturday night’s Powerball drawing will be the 20th since the jackpot was last hit on June 10, when a $447.8 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in California.

Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of the record setting $1.586 billion jackpot on January 13, 2016.

Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets for this drawing can be purchased until 9:50 p.m. Saturday at Massachusetts Lottery retailers across the state. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

Powerball drawings are available via the Lottery’s website – masslottery.com, and can also be viewed on the Lottery’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

 

Enter Our “Lottery VIP 5X CHAMPIONS” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win a $200 cash prize in our “Lottery VIP 5X CHAMPIONS” Promotion.

Thirty (30) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period. 

Promotion Period: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. – Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

VIP Club members shall access the “Lottery VIP 5X CHAMPIONS” promotional page by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages. Access to the promotional page will also be available on the VIP Club homepage. VIP Members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously). VIP members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password.  Once logged in, VIP members will be brought directly to the promotion page, where they will be asked to answer three (3) multiple choice questions.  The questions shall all relate to the Lottery’s five dollar ($5) price point 5X CHAMPIONS instant ticket. 

All three questions must be answered correctly through the promotional page during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win.

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE PROMOTION.

Up to thirty (30) prizes, each in the amount of $200, shall be awarded as a result of the Promotion.  Each prize shall be a cash prize of $200. 

Winners shall be selected the first business day following the Promotion Period.   All prize winners shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified by email. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ VIP Accounts within 2 weeks of notification.

CLICK HERE to enter the promotion
Monday, August 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. – Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

If you are not a member and would like to participate in the promotion, you must become a Red Carpet VIP Club Member.

How Do You Join?
It’s easy!  You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit https://www.masslotteryplayersclub.com
  • Step 2: On the RED CARPET VIP CLUB page, click “Become a Member”
  • Step 3: Create your account
  • Once your account has been created you can login to the VIP Club website and click on the promotional banner to begin the entry process.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to members of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club.  All members of the VIP Club must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.

 

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT REACHES $382 MILLION

Grand prize in Friday night’s drawing is highest since last July

The Mega Millionsjackpot for the Friday, August 11 drawing is an estimated $382 million.  The cash option on the prize is an estimated $238.3 million.

Friday night’s drawing will be the 30th since the Mega Millions jackpot was last hit on April 28.  Friday’s $382 million jackpot is the game’s highest since July 8, 2016, when a $540 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Indiana.

Mega Millions tickets are $1 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Tickets for Friday’s drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. Friday evening at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.  Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, GA.

The Powerballjackpot for tonight’s drawing, Wednesday, August 9, is an estimated $307 million.

Mega Millions drawings are available via the Lottery’s website – masslottery.com, and can also be viewed on the Lottery’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

 

CELTICS AND MASS. STATE LOTTERY HONOR ‘HEROES’ FOR COURAGEOUS ACTS AT STATE HOUSE CEREMONY

Boston Celtics, Massachusetts State Lottery teamed up to honor ‘Heroes Among Us’ recipients throughout the 2016-17 NBA season

BOSTON, MA – In an effort to further generate both acknowledgement and celebration for the 2016-17 ‘Heroes Among Us’, the Boston Celtics and Massachusetts State Lottery held a special tribute ceremony today for the entire class of ‘heroes’ recipients at the State House. The program recognizes outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to their communities

“It’s exciting to be able to celebrate so many heroic acts all at one time in one location,” said Celtics Co-Owner Bob Epstein. “These heroes have truly made a positive impact to our community and they deserve to be celebrated for their courageous efforts.”

This year’s group of honorees – which featured more than 60 award recipients – was recognized by Epstein, Celtics Assistant Coach Walter McCarty and Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Deborah Goldberg. Celtics Public Address Announcer Eddie Palladino emceed the celebration, while WCVB-TV News Anchor Maria Stephanos served as the keynote speaker.

“These outstanding citizens inspire us all to make our world a better place,” said Goldberg. “I am truly honored to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and selflessness of these remarkable heroes.”

The attending heroes, each of whom were celebrated at a Celtics home game during the regular or post season, were treated to a recap video highlighting the groups’ heroic efforts before again being recognized individually. Created by the Celtics prior to the 1997-98 season, the annual program is in direct affiliation with the Massachusetts State Lottery and supported by Comcast SportsNet New England and 98.5 The SportsHub.

Heroes Among Us honorees for the 2016-17 season included: Abbey D’Agostino, Harry Wilson, Robert E. Naser, John Katsaros, Joseph W. Sandagato III, Thomas D. Scott, Rosemary K. Heath, Lieutenant James M. Creed, Laura A. Creed, Deborah Hughes, Dan Frasier, Cesar Perozo, Bob Hildreth, Seth Rotberg, Ryan Comeau, Cameron A. Cook, Clellan Bunn, Andre Robert Daigle, Anthony Meeks, Pat Arcand, Alise Fabregas, Richard Berman, Charlie Titus, Sheila Krikorian, David Gonzalez, Ryan Keegan, Mike Mathlin, Ryan Keegan, Jacob Ochoa, Christie Coombs, Arnold B. Alqueza, Paul L. Burgart, Simon G. Talbot, Joseph D. Vinacco, Mike Boston, Christy Gardner, Thomas Donovan, Edwin Slater, Derek Thompson, Dylan Thompson, Sheila Donovan Joslin, Michelle Shabazz, David Bronson, Paul “Doc” Dachsteiner, Kelly Driscoll, Nurys Camargo, Jay Barnes, Darryl Buefort, Stephen A. Teague, Lai Chan, Barbara Jenkins, Amy O’Connor, Mark A. Hanson, Peter Niles, Paul Pereira, Jim O’Connell, Jesse Carrier, Justin Petterson, Chucky Rosa, Brandon Korona, Brian Tomlinson.

Future Nominations for the Heroes Among Us Award
can be mailed to:

Heroes Among Us Award
c/o The Boston Celtics
226 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

Contact:   Heather Walker, Boston Celtics – 617-854-8072, hwalker@celtics.com
                  Brandon Chinn, Boston Celtics – 617-399-8430, bchinn@celtics.com

 

LOTTERY PRODUCES OVER $1 BILLION IN NET PROFIT FOR COMMONWEALTH FOR FIRST TIME IN 45-YEAR HISTORY

Third Consecutive Year of Record-Setting Profit

BOSTON, MA – State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that, for the first time in its 45-year history, the Massachusetts State Lottery surpassed the $1 billion mark in net profit for a single fiscal year, producing an estimated $1.035 billion for the Commonwealth in the recently completed 2017 fiscal year. This is the third consecutive year that the Lottery has posted a record-setting profit, eclipsing the FY16 figure of $989.4 million by more than $46 million. The Lottery is the single largest source of unrestricted local aid for the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns.

For the third consecutive fiscal year, the Lottery’s estimated sales topped $5 billion. Estimated sales of $5.093 billion are second only to FY16’s $5.233 billion. The Lottery’s fiscal year commenced July 1, 2016 and ended June 30, 2017.

“This is a proud moment for the Lottery,” said Goldberg, who as Treasurer and Receiver General serves as Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “During uncertain times, we were able to increase unrestricted local aid to the cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. The team achieved these goals by increasing efficiencies and creative utilization of resources, so necessary in an ever changing environment.”

The Lottery spent an estimated $97.4 million on administrative costs in FY17, 5 percent less than the $102.7 million it spent in FY16. These costs are less than 2 percent of overall revenues, the lowest of any U.S. lottery.

As an example of improved efficiency, Treasurer Goldberg cited a re-evaluation of sales routes that allowed Lottery account managers to spend additional time meeting with Lottery retailers, while reducing driving time and mileage.

The Lottery awarded an estimated $3.668 billion in prizes in FY17. With an estimated 72.02 percent of all revenue returned to players in the form of winnings in FY17, the Massachusetts Lottery maintains the highest payout percentage of any lottery in the country. Prize payouts can fluctuate from year to year based on the schedule or rate at which players cash in their prizes. The Lottery’s network of retailers collectively earned an estimated $291.9 million in commissions and bonuses in FY17.

Instant Tickets accounted for an estimated $3.5 billion in sales, a 2.7 percent decrease from FY16’s record-setting figure of $3.615 billion. KENO sales rang in at an all-time high estimated at $915 million, a 1.1 percent increase over FY16, due in part to the continued expansion of the number of agents offering the product. All or Nothing, a new monitor game introduced early in FY17, generated an estimated $18.8 million in sales, a 755 percent increase over the $2.2 million in FY16 sales of the game it replaced, Jackpot Poker.

FY16’s record-setting sales figure was bolstered by a sequence of Powerball jackpots that culminated with a U.S. Lottery record $947.9 million jackpot, followed by a world-record jackpot of $1.586 billion. Those two drawings alone attracted over $56.8 million in sales in Massachusetts in FY16. Powerball sales for FY17 totaled $117.3 million, a $47.2 million decrease from FY16’s figure.

“The successful launch of the All or Nothing game and the growth of our KENO to-go product, both of which are complemented by a mobile app that allows players to watch drawings on a smartphone or tablet, played a significant role in offsetting the decreases in instant ticket and Powerball sales and helping us return an unprecedented level of profit,” said Michael Sweeney, the Lottery’s Executive Director. “This achievement is the result of a collaborative effort that includes the Treasury, our commissioners, our dedicated Lottery workforce, and our retail partners throughout the Commonwealth.”

While the FY17 figures have not been formally audited, the Lottery does not expect them to change substantially once that annual review process is complete. Lottery officials anticipate completing the finalized financial statement of operations by mid-September.

The Massachusetts State Lottery was created in 1972 to generate much-needed local aid revenues for the Commonwealth’s cities and towns. Since its inception, the Lottery has returned more than $25 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth.

 

“Lottery VIP Scratch and Cash Giveaway” Promotion

June 22, 2017

Lottery VIP Scratch And Cash Giveaway Promotion June 23 - August 11, 2017

The Massachusetts State Lottery and Boston 25 Morning News are teaming up to give two lucky Mass. Lottery Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win one hundred (100) $30 Instant Tickets* or a $2,500 cash prize** in our “Lottery VIP Scratch and Cash Giveaway” Promotion.

Two (2) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

Promotion Period: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. – Friday, August 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

VIP Club members shall access the promotional page by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages. Access to the promotional page will also be available on the VIP Club homepage. VIP Members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously). They will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password. Once logged in, VIP members will be brought directly to the “Lottery VIP Scratch and Cash Giveaway” promotion page, where they will be asked to check a box certifying that they are submitting an entry into the promotion.

Only valid entries through the promotional page during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE PROMOTION.

The two winners shall receive notification by telephone and email from the designated representative of the Lottery Marketing Department no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, August 14 that they have been chosen to win one of two prizes, and that they must respond to the Lottery no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 15.

On Friday, August 18, the names of the two winners shall be announced on Boston 25 Morning News live at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2017 event in Falmouth as part of Boston 25’s Zip Trip. The two winners shall appear in person on Friday, August 25 live on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2017 event in Marshfield as part of Boston 25’s Zip Trip.


The winners are:
Alexander Gurski, North Amherst
James Bouras, Rowley

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this Promotion and see complete official rules, click here

* The one hundred (100) $30.00 200X Instant Game Tickets shall be provided by Cox, who through its designated accounting system shall submit the appropriate tax forms to the appropriate agencies and to the prize winner.

**The $2,500 cash prize is actually $2631.58 for tax reporting. The $2,631.58 includes state withholding taxes based on the current rate at the time of the Promotion. The tax withholding rate is subject to change. The $2,500 cash prize winner shall be liable for any federal income taxes that may be applicable.

Visit the Lottery at Boston 25’s summer Zip Trips

June 22, 2017

Lottery VIP Scratch And Cash Giveaway Promotion June 23 - August 11, 2017

This summer, the Lottery is once again participating in Boston 25’s popular Zip Trip series.  Visit the Lottery table at each Zip Trip to enter for a chance to win a one-year Megabucks Doubler Quic Pic Season Ticket (click here for official rules).  One lucky winner will be selected at each location.

The 2017 Zip Trip schedule is as follows:

 

Date City/Town Location
Friday, June 23 West Roxbury, Boston Billings Field, 380 Lagrange St.
Friday, June 30 Winchendon Legion Park, Pleasant St.
Friday, July 7  Beverly Lynch Park
Friday, July 14 Marlborough Ward Park, 57 Orchard St.
Friday, July 21 Revere Revere Beach
Friday, July 28 Lowell 168 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Friday, August 4 Norfolk Town Hall, 139 Main St.
Friday, August 11 Leominster Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant Street
Friday, August 18 Falmouth Falmouth Heights Field, 263 Grand Ave
Friday, August 25 Marshfield Harbor Park, Joseph Driebeck Way

Each Zip Trip runs from 6-10 a.m. and members of the public are encouraged to attend. The Boston 25 Morning News will broadcast live from each Zip Trip location.

 

“Extra Plays” Social Media Promotion

June 2, 2017

Extra PLays Social Media Promotion June 5-9 2017In the spirit of our new “Extra Plays” Instant Ticket, the Lottery is giving Facebook and Twitter users EXTRA chances to win a $100 cash prize in our “Extra Plays”Promotion!

For each of the five days starting Monday, June 5, 2017 and concluding Friday, June 9, 2017, three lucky entrants will be selected to win a $100 cash prize.  To enter, all you have to do is respond as instructed to one of the calls to action that the Lottery posts on Facebook and Twitter.

A total of fifteen (15) winners will be randomly selected over the five days of the Promotion.  For each day of the Promotion, a total of three (3) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: two (2) winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries received during each Entry Period, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries received during each Entry Period.  Each prize shall be a cash prize of $100.

Each day of the Promotion, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page and a Tweet on Twitter about the Promotion with a call to action to enter.  On Facebook, each Entry Period will include in the daily entry instructions a unique question.  To enter the Promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post with the correct answer to the question included in the post.  On Twitter, each Entry Period will have a unique Lottery-designated hashtag, which will be included in the daily entry instructions.  To enter the Promotion on Twitter, entrants must Tweet as instructed @MAStateLottery with the Lottery-designated hashtag in their Tweet.

Limit one entry per person per social media channel per day (entrants can enter once on Facebook and once on Twitter each day).  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

To claim their prizes, winners must go to the Lottery headquarters in Braintree or a regional office (Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester) and complete a claim form.  All prizes must be claimed within thirty (30) days from the date won.  Prize checks will be mailed to the winners after the claim form has been submitted.  All applicable federal, state and local taxes, and expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, click here to find us.  To follow us on Twitter, click here.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this Promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

The $5 “Extra Plays” Instant Ticket is the Mass. Lottery’s first instant ticket that offers players EXTRA chances to win on the back of the ticket. 

For more information on the Lottery’s new “Extra Plays” Instant Ticket, click here.

“Extra Plays” Promotion Winners

Date Facebook Winner Facebook Winner Twitter Winner
Monday, June 5, 2017 Ashley Mcquiggan, Brockton Cindy Pelletier, Salem Nicholas Ethier, Northborough
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Iliyana Draginova, Waltham Janet Faiella, Quincy Christopher Laforest, Lynn
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Carol Bell, Northbridge Catherine Bokalitz, Indian Orchard Mike Bernardo, Peabody
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Jamie Bates, Raynham Lynne Crocker, Onset Christopher Hall, Arlington
Friday, June 9, 2017 Kara Kelleher, Sandwich David Timony, East Boston Steven Sanchez, Taunton

“Celtics Lottery Pick” Promotion

May 12, 2017

With the Celtics participating in a lottery of their own, the Mass. Lottery has teamed up with the Celtics to give two lucky Facebook fans a “Lottery Pick” prize in the Lottery’s “Celtics Lottery Pick” Promotion.

On Monday, May 15, 2017, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall publish a post on its Facebook page about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.  To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post with the text: “Lottery Pick Promo.”  It’s that simple.  Limit one entry per person. Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Two lucky prize winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  One winner will receive, courtesy of the Celtics, one (1) player autographed jersey.  Another winner will receive, courtesy of the Celtics, one (1) player autographed basketball.

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, click here to find us.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here

The Lottery’s “Boston Celtics Instant Ticket” offers instant prizes of up to $50,000 and Second Chance Drawings to win Celtics experiences and merchandise.  The ticket is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  For more information, including a link to retailers that are carrying this ticket, click here .

And best of luck to the Celtics!

Promotion Winners

Charles Ross winner of Jersey       Melanie Stevens Winner of basketball

Charles Ross, North Andover                                      Melanie Stevens, Malden
Player autographed jersey                                            Player autographed basketball

 

“$5 EXTRA PLAYS” Promotion

May 8, 2017

EXTRA DAYS FOR EXTRA PLAYS : Due to a technical issue, the entry deadline for the “$5 EXTRA PLAYS” Promotion has been extended to Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Winners shall be selected the first business day following the Promotion Period.

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Mass. Lottery Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to enter to win a $100 cash prize in our “$5 EXTRA PLAYS” Promotion.

A total of twenty-five (25) prize winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

Promotion Period: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9 a.m. – Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

To enter to win, VIP Club members shall click on the promotional link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages.  Access to the promotional page will also be available on the VIP Club homepage.  VIP Members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously). They will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password.  Once logged in, VIP members will be brought directly to the “$5 EXTRA PLAYS” promotion page where they will be asked to answer three (3) multiple choice questions correctly.

The questions shall all relate to the Lottery’s new “$5 EXTRA PLAYS” instant ticket.  

Only correct answers received shall be eligible to win.  A VIP Club Member shall be limited to one Entry per person.

For the Promotion Period, a total of twenty-five (25) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

Winners shall be selected the first business day following the Promotion Period.   All prize winners shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified by email. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ VIP Accounts within 2 weeks of notification.

CLICK HERE to enter the promotion

If you are not a member and would like to participate in the promotion, you must become a Red Carpet VIP Club Member.

How Do You Join?

It’s easy!  You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

  • Step 1: Visit https://www.masslotteryplayersclub.com
  • Step 2: On the RED CARPET VIP CLUB page, click “Become a Member”
  • Step 3: Create your account
  • Once your account has been created you can login to the VIP Club website and click on the promotional banner to begin the entry process.

No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to members of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club.  All members of the VIP Club must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.

"$5 EXTRA PLAYS" PROMOTION WINNERS

NAME

TOWN

JAY BEAUCHESNE

HALIFAX

MICHAEL BRANCONNIER

NORTH BROOKFIELD

TIMOTHY CAISSEY

FITCHBURG

DONNA COHEN

PEMBROKE

STAN COLLIER

CHICOPEE

NORMAN COLSON

STOUGHTON

KEVIN FARLEY

DRACUT

JEAN GILSON

WILMINGTON

LORI HARRINGTON

BILLERICA

WENDY JOHNSON

ORANGE

JUDITH KELLEHER 

ABINGTON 

CHARLES KELLEY

SAUGUS

JOHN KELLEY

YARMOUTHPORT

WILLIAM KICKERY

PITTSFIELD

JAMIE KLEIN 

HUNTINGTON

AQUE MAGAZINE

ROXBURY

JIM NOEL

FLORIDA

DAVID PALING

WAREHAM

PATRICK PAQUETTE

WESTPORT

KATHERINE REIDY

REVERE

LINDA ROUSSEAU

DUDLEY

ASHLEY ROWEJOYCE

GLOUCESTER

DEREK SAUCIER

MILLBURY

DONALD SMITH

CANTON

BEV STOKES

RANDOLPH


Autographed Boston Bruins jersey winner!

Playoff excitement is here and the Lottery and the Boston Bruins® are teaming up to give one lucky Facebook user an autographed Boston Bruins jersey in the Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion!

On Wednesday, April 19, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.  To enter, all you have to do is comment on the post as instructed in the post prior to the conclusion of the Entry Period on Tuesday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m.  It’s that simple.  Limit one entry per person.

One (1) winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.  The winner will receive, courtesy of the Boston Bruins, an autographed Bruins jersey ($500 approximate retail value).

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, here is a link to our page:
Facebook

No purchase necessary to enter.  The promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

The Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Instant Ticket” offers instant prizes of up to $50,000 and Second Chance Drawings to win Bruins experiences and merchandise.  The ticket is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  For more information, click here.

Cheryl MacPhee of Acton is the winner of our Boston Bruins Jersey Promotion!


Bruins Autographed Jersey

“Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion
Bruins PLayoff

The Lottery and the Boston Bruins® are teaming up to give ten lucky social media users a pair of tickets to see the Bruins play at TD Garden on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion.

From Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page and a Tweet on Twitter about the promotion with a call to action to enter.  To enter the promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post as instructed within the post.  To enter on Twitter, entrants must Tweet a photo as instructed and include a designated hashtag in their post.  Each day will have a unique designated hashtag, which will be included in the daily entry instructions. 

Limit one entry per person per social media channel per day (entrants can enter once on Facebook and once on Twitter each day).  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of ten (10) winners will be randomly selected over the five (5) days of the promotion.  For each day of the promotion, a total of two (2) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries.  Each winner will receive, courtesy of the Boston Bruins, two (2) tickets to the Bruins home game at TD Garden on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook and Twitter, here are links to our pages:
Facebook
Twitter

No purchase necessary to enter.  The promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

The Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Instant Ticket” offers instant prizes of up to $50,000 and Second Chance Drawings to win Bruins experiences and merchandise.  The ticket is on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  For more information, click here

 

The “Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion winners

Date Facebook Winner Twitter Winner
Monday, February 20, 2017 Paula Cairnes Maiocco, Medford Shannon McCarthy, Stoughton
Tuesday, February 21 2017 Bob Krstyen, Chicopee Patricia Tuffo, Abington
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Maureen Callahan, Rockland Kristine Swanson, Malden
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Sophia Karoumpalis, Lynn Dina Redmond, Salisbury
Friday, February 24, 2017 Kevin Hurtado, Three Rivers Kevin O’Neil, Holyoke


“WPT® $1,000,000 HOLD ’EM POKER®” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Mass. Lottery Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win a $100 cash prize in our “WPT® $1,000,000 HOLD ’EM POKER®” Promotion.

A total of twenty (20) prize winners shall be randomly selected, ten (10) from each of the following two (2) Entry Periods.

  • Entry Period 1: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9 a.m. – Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 2: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 9 a.m.  – Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

VIP Club members shall log into the VIP Club and answer three (3) questions that are posted on the VIP Club Promotion page.  The questions shall all relate to the Lottery’s WPT® $1,000,000 HOLD ’EM POKER® instant ticket.   To enter to win, VIP Club members shall click on the link to answer the questions.
Only correct answers received via the designated promotional email address during the Entry Period shall be eligible to win.  A VIP Club Member shall be limited to one Entry for each Entry Period.

For each Entry Period of the Promotion, a total of ten (10) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: ten (10) winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible entries during each Entry Period. (Total of 20 winners for the duration of the Promotion).
Winners shall be selected the first business day following each Entry Period of the Promotion Period. All prize winners shall be shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.  Winners shall be notified via email that they won their prize within 48 hours of each winner selection.   
To claim their prizes, winners must go to the Lottery headquarters in Braintree or a regional office. Winners shall be required to complete a claim form as well as provide photographic proof of identification and a valid electronic mail address.

All prizes must be claimed within thirty (30) days from the date won.  Prize checks will be mailed to the winners after the claim form has been submitted. 

If you are not a member and would like to participate in the promotion, you must become a Red Carpet VIP Club Member.

How Do You Join?
It’s easy!  You just need to follow 3 simple steps:

Step 1
Visit https://www.masslotteryplayersclub.com

Step 2
On the RED CARPET VIP CLUB page, click “Become a Member”

Step 3
Create your account
No purchase necessary to enter.  The Promotion is open only to members of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club.  All members of the VIP Club must be 18 years of age or older. 


To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

 

“WPT® $1,000,000 HOLD ’EM POKER®” Promotion Winners

Entry Period 1- January 17, 2017–January 24, 2017 Entry Period 2- January 25, 2017–February 1, 2017
Catherine Bigelow, Weymouth Brian Browne, Malden
Steve Walles, Stoneham Eric Candelaria, Greenfield
David Conn, Tyngsboro Eileen Chiasson, Scituate
Lori Higgins, North Attleboro David Fogg, Wrentham
Andrew Ferguson, Boston Linda Gwozdz, Hadley
Kristen Valinski, Holden Eric Lalonde, Chicopee
Marie White, Braintree Nancy Novak, Lincoln
Eileen Chiasson, Scituate Joel Prystupa, North Easton
Natalie West, Holbrook Gary Twiraga, North Easton
Jennifer Heafy, Lowell Mark Zielinski, Waltham


“12 Days of Holiday Magic” Promotion!

Trying to find some magic to brighten your holiday season?  The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving social media users 12 days of chances to win a $100 cash prize in our “12 Days of Holiday Magic” social media promotion!

For each of the 12 daysstarting Monday, December 12, 2016 and concluding Friday, December 23, 2016, three lucky participants will be selected to win a $100 cash prize.  To enter, all you have to do is respond to one of the calls to action that the Lottery posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Each day of the promotion, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page, a post on Instagram and a Tweet on Twitter about the promotion with a call to action to enter.  To enter the promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post as instructed within the post.  To enter on Instagram, entrants must post a photo as instructed and include a Lottery-designated hashtag in their post.  To enter on Twitter, entrants must Tweet a photo as instructed and include a Lottery-designated hashtag in their post.  For Instagram and Twitter, each of the 12 Entry Periods will have a unique Lottery-designated hashtag, which will be included in the daily entry instructions. 

Limit one entry per person per social media channel per day (entrants can enter once on all three social media channels each day).  Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of thirty-six (36) winners will be randomly selected over the 12 days of the promotion.  For each day of the promotion, a total of three (3) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries received during the Entry Period, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries received during the Entry Period, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries received during the Entry Period.  Each prize shall be a cash prize of $100.

To claim their prizes, winners must go to the Lottery headquarters in Braintree or a regional office (Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester) and complete a claim form.  All prizes must be claimed within thirty (30) days from the date won.  All applicable federal, state and local taxes, and expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Prize checks shall be mailed to each winner after the claim form has been submitted. 

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, here are links to our pages:
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

No purchase necessary to enter.  The promotion is open only to legal residents of Massachusetts who are 18 years of age or older.

To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

“Holiday Magic” Instant Tickets are on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  Click here for more information on these Instant Games, as well as our exciting new “Frosty Cashword” Instant Ticket.


12 Days of Holiday Magic Winners

Date Facebook Instagram Twitter
12/12/16 Matthew Dolan, Halifax Neelam Kumari, Nahant Jason Finn, Taunton
12/13/16 Bou Kheuamun, Chicopee Jillian Toomey, North Andover Christopher Eddington, Jamaica Plain
12/14/16 Blair Spencer, Worcester Ryan DePesa, Rochester Joyce Doonan, Abington
12/15/16 Richelle Waterman-Williams, Lynn Julianne Porro, Worcester Shelley Frontiero, Gloucester
12/16/16 Jeannine Montgomery, Abington Janet Vaughn, Kingston John Grater, Westfield
12/17/16 Deanna Metallic, Lowell Vanessa Zammuto, Billerica Michelle Jones, Grafton
12/18/16 Sandy Caruso, Dedham Patricia Dyer, Mashpee Renita Upchurch, Attleboro
12/19/16 John Dick, Holyoke Michelle Petrosevich, W. Bridgewater Lisa Norton, Middleboro
12/20/16 Laurie Duclos, Swansea Stephanie Love, Dracut Elizabeth Feudo, Whitman
12/21/16 Joanne Gill, Milford Melissa Lothrop, Weymouth Shayla Carter, Abington
12/22/16 John Bersani, East Bridgewater Kathleen Mayotte, Brookline Susan Short Green, Hull
12/23/16 Phyllis Boyd, South Hadley Shana Cohen, Foxborough Amandip Dhillon, Wakefield

Visit the Lottery at Upcoming Holiday Festivities

This holiday season, the Lottery is participating in a number of tree lightings and other festivities in the Greater Boston area.  Visit the Lottery table at each of the following events to enter for a chance to win a one-year Megabucks Doubler Quic Pic Season Ticket.  One lucky winner will be selected at each location.



The schedule of events is as follows:

Date Time Location
Thursday, December 1 4-8 p.m. Boston Common
Saturday, December 3 12-3 p.m. Hingham Square
Sunday, December 4 2-5 p.m. Concord Common
Saturday, December 10 2-4 p.m. Kendall Skate, Cambridge

Mass. Lottery Hosting Holiday Toy Drive at Regional Offices across State

Drive is supporting local “Toys for Tots” programs, while raising awareness that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for children

The Massachusetts State Lottery is encouraging customers to participate in its Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, while raising awareness that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for children.

From now through Friday, December 16, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Lottery’s Braintree headquarters and at its New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester regional offices.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Toys will be donated to Toys for Tots campaigns in the respective regions. 

“Lottery employees have been loyal contributors to Toys for Tots for many years through our internal program and this year we are pleased to extend this effort to include our customers,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Mass. Lottery.  “By putting the focus on giving toys to children, this is also a great opportunity to remind the public that while lottery tickets may be great gifts for adults, they are not appropriate gifts for anyone under the age of 18.”

The Mass. Lottery joins lotteries across North America on an annual basis in participating in a Lottery Holiday Campaign conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University.  The mission of the campaign is to promote responsible lottery play by discouraging the giving of lottery tickets as gifts to children.

The Mass. Lottery is a member of the Massachusetts Partnership for Responsible Gambling.  If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, contact the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling at 1-800-426-1234 or visit www.masscompulsivegambling.org


POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $403 MILLION

The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday, November 26 drawing is an estimated $403 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $243.8 million.

Saturday night’s drawing will be the 20th since the Powerball jackpot was last hit on September 17, when one winning ticket sold in Georgia won a $246.8 million prize.  Saturday’s $403 million jackpot is the game’s highest since a $487 million jackpot on July 30 that was won on a ticket sold in New Hampshire.  Earlier this year, the Powerball jackpot soared to a world-record setting $1.586 billion for the January 13 drawing.  Tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee each won a share of that jackpot.

Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Tickets for Saturday's drawing can be purchased until 9:50 p.m. at Massachusetts Lottery retailers across the state.  Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

Powerball drawings are available locally via the Lottery’s website – masslottery.com, and can also be viewed on the Lottery’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.


Halloween “Spooky Cash” Promotion

To show our Halloween spirit, the Massachusetts State Lottery is giving social media users the chance to enter to win a one-year Megabucks Doubler Season Ticket in our “Spooky Cash” social media promotion!

A total of eighteen (18) prize winners shall be randomly selected, three (3) from each of the following six (6) Entry Periods.

  • Entry Period 1: Friday, October 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 2: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 3: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 4: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 5: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Entry Period 6: Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

For each of the six Entry Periods listed above, at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page, a post on Instagram and a Tweet on Twitter about the Promotion with a call to action to enter.  To enter the Promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post as instructed within the post. To enter the Promotion on Instagram, entrants must post a photo as instructed and include the hashtag #masslotteryspookycash in the post.  To enter the Promotion on Twitter, entrants must Tweet a photo as instructed and include the hashtag #masslotteryspookycash in the tweet.  Limit one entry per person per social media channel per entry period (entrants can enter once on all three social media channels each day).

For each Entry Period of the Promotion, a total of three (3) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries received during the Entry Period, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries received during the Entry Period, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries received during the Entry Period.  Winners shall receive a one-year Megabucks Doubler Season ticket ($100 value).

To claim their prizes, winners must go to the Lottery headquarters in Braintree or a regional office (Boston, New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester) and complete a claim form.  All prizes must be claimed within thirty (30) days from the date won.  All applicable federal, state and local taxes, and expenses, costs or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

If you’re not already following the Lottery on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, here are links to our pages:
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

No purchase necessary to enter.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  To view the Administrative Bulletin for this promotion and see complete official rules, click here.

For more information on the Lottery’s “Spooky Cash” Instant Ticket, click here.
For more information on the Lottery’s “Monster Cash” Instant Ticket, click here.

Winners
Date Facebook Instagram Twitter
Friday, October 21, 2016 Barbara Barrett, Quincy Thomas Zammuto, Billerica Jillian Toomey, North Andover
Monday, October 24, 2016 Travis Bird, Lynn Vanessa Zammuto, Billerica Shana Cohen, Foxborough
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Meghan Godsoe, Charlestown Rachel Rose Cunningham, Framingham Jonathan Allia, Marlborough
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Brittany Vandy Moms, Lowell Jennifer Peters, Dudley Alison Matalanis, Longmeadow
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Kasey Cote, Plymouth Brian Harriman, Medford Terry McCabe, Woburn
Friday, October 28, 2016 Kathy Vermette, Chicopee Ron Bourque, Medfield John K. Grater, Westfield

Mass. Lottery launches its first mobile app

The Massachusetts State Lottery has launched its first mobile application – MA Lottery 2nd Chance – making it easier for players to enter Second Chance Drawings in the new Monopoly™ Jackpot instant game.

With the new app, players can enter Monopoly Jackpot Second Chance Drawings by scanning their non-winning tickets using an auto-focus camera on a supported device instead of manually entering numbers from their tickets.  To utilize this function, players must be registered in the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club.  The app allows existing VIP Club members to use their current login information to access their accounts and offers players who aren’t currently enrolled the opportunity to register for a VIP Club account.

The app contains all other information pertaining to the Monopoly Jackpot Second Chance Drawings, including entry deadlines, prize descriptions, prize winners, complete rules and answers to frequently asked questions.

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Non-winning Monopoly Jackpot tickets can still be entered into Second Chance Drawings through the Red Carpet VIP Club website.

The $10 Monopoly Jackpot instant game features top instant prizes of $1,000,000 and up to five Second Chance Drawings, each with a top prize of $200,000.  There will also be one Grand Prize Drawing with a top prize of $5,000,000.