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Barre resident wins his second lottery grand prize

Five years after winning a $10 million instant ticket prize, James Peddle of Barre has won a $1 million prize on the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket.

Peddle chose the cash option for his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings).  As he did with his winnings five years ago, Peddle plans on sharing his good fortune with his family.

His winning ticket was purchased at Quabbin Plaza Liquors, 578 Summer St. in Barre.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

Peddle won a $10 million prize in May of 2014 on a “$10,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular” ticket that he purchased at Marketplace on the Common, 6 Moulton Street in Barre.

Four $1 million prizes have been won this week on the $30 “The Fastest Road to $1 Million” instant ticket.  There are 78 additional $1 million prizes remaining.


ONE $150,000 WINNER AND FOUR $50,000 WINNERS IN MASSACHUSETTS FROM WEDNESDAY’S POWERBALL DRAWING

One jackpot winning ticket sold in Wisconsin

While one ticket sold in Wisconsin won the $768.4 million jackpot prize in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, one $150,000 winning ticket and four $50,000 winning tickets were sold by Massachusetts Lottery retailers.

The $150,000 winning ticket was sold at Market Basket, 288 Chelmsford St. in Chelmsford.  The store will receive a $1,500 bonus for its sale of this ticket.

The four locations that sold $50,000 winning tickets are:

Holliston Mart, 815 Washington St., Holliston
Caffe Sorrento, 143 Central St., Milford
Saugus Town Food Mart, 480 Lincoln Ave., Saugus
Dutchland Drive Thru, 501 N. Main St., West Bridgewater

Each of these four locations will receive a $500 retailer bonus for the sale.

All five of these tickets matched four of the first five numbers drawn, as well as the Powerball number.  By including the Power Play option for an additional $1, the ticket sold at Market Basket in Chelmsford had its prize tripled from $50,000 to $150,000 when the Power Play multiplier selected for this drawing was 3X.  Power Play multiplies non-jackpot prizes.

Prizes must be claimed within one year of the drawing.


Birthday gift a ‘Jackpot’ for Ipswich resident

An Ipswich man has won a $1 million prize on a Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket that he received as a birthday gift from his wife.

Gjergji Prifti is the second $1 million prize winner in the Mass. Lottery’s “$1,000,000 Double Jackpot” instant game, which features chances to win on both the front and back of the ticket.  Prifti uncovered his prize on the back of his ticket.

Prifti chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (less tax withholdings).  His winning ticket was purchased at Richdale, 44 Market St. in Ipswich.  The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of the ticket.

Two $1 million prizes are still available in the “$1,000,000 Double Jackpot” $5 instant game.



TWO UNCLAIMED $100,000 MASS CASH PRIZES NEARING EXPIRATION

Two unclaimed $100,000 Mass Cash prizes won in drawings in March 2018 are nearing expiration.

A ticket purchased at Stop & Shop, 1475 Newman Ave. in Seekonk for the March 9, 2018 drawing must be claimed by Friday, March 8.  The winning numbers on this ticket are 12-16-23-26-28.

A ticket purchased at Friendly Farms, 155 Cochituate Rd. in Framingham for the March 24, 2018 drawing must be claimed by Friday, March 22.  The winning numbers on this ticket are 01-03-06-31-35.

Mass Cash prizes must be claimed within a year of the date of the drawing in which the prize was won.  Lottery prizes that expire become part of the net profit that the Lottery returns to the Commonwealth for distribution to all 351 cities and towns.

All prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed at the Lottery’s headquarters located at 150 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester.  Regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOTTERY JACKPOTS TOTAL OVER $600 MILLION FOR WEEKEND DRAWINGS

Mega Millions jackpot at $267 million, Powerball jackpot at $348 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, March 1 drawing is an estimated $267 million, while the Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, March 2 drawing is an estimated $348 million.

The cash option on the Mega Millions prize is an estimated $161.7 million, while the cash option on the Powerball prize is an estimated $211.9 million.

Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will be the 17th since the jackpot was last hit January 1, when a $425 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in New York.

Saturday night’s Powerball drawing will be the 19th since the jackpot was last hit December 26, when a $298.3 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in New York.

“As we begin Problem Gambling Awareness month, we encourage people to keep the experience of playing the lottery fun by playing responsibly as the excitement for these jackpots builds,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 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 at Massachusetts Lottery retailers throughout the state.  Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, GA.

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. Saturday at Massachusetts Lottery retailers across the state.  Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET in Tallahassee, Florida.

The jackpot for Saturday night’s Megabucks Doubler drawing is an estimated $600,000.

All 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.

Boston Bruins Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all registered Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win a $500 cash prize in our “Boston Bruins Promotion”.

Twenty (20) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

PROMOTION PERIOD:  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9 a.m. - Monday, April 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, VIP Club members will be directed to go to the 2014 Boston Bruins Second Chance Drawing login page (if not logged in previously) by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages or by accessing Boston Bruins Second Chance Drawings. VIP Club members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password. Once logged in, players will click on the Submit Entry Page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry numbers from two (2) non-winning 2014 Boston Bruins instant tickets into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every two (2) non-winning 2014 Boston Bruins instant tickets entered during the Promotional Period, players earn one (1) entry for a chance to win a $500 cash prize in addition to being entered into the final 2014 Boston Bruins Second Chance Drawing.

Only valid entries posted through the 2014 Boston Bruins Second Chance site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win.

Up to twenty (20) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period. Winners shall be notified by email. Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com. Prize checks will be mailed to the addresses on the winners’ Red Carpet VIP Club Account within 2 weeks of notification.

Click here to view winners

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.

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.

LOTTERY’S NEW HEADQUARTERS IN DORCHESTER OPENING FEBRUARY 19

The Massachusetts State Lottery’s new headquarters located at 150 Mount Vernon Street in Dorchester is opening Tuesday, February 19.

All prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed at the Dorchester headquarters, which is accessible by public transportation to JFK/UMass station. All prizes under $50,000 can also be claimed at headquarters. The prize claim center is on the first floor of the 150 Mount Vernon Street building.

The Lottery’s office at 60 Columbian Street in Braintree will remain open as a regional office.  All prizes under $50,000 can be claimed at this location and at regional offices in New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester.

Regular business hours for the prize claim centers at the Dorchester headquarters and all regional offices are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Lottery’s prize claim center in the McCormack Building at One Ashburton Place in Boston has permanently closed.

 

Enter Our “MA Lottery 2nd Chance App” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all registered Red Carpet VIP Club members who have scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” app the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize in our “MA Lottery 2nd Chance App” Promotion.

Ten (10) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

The Promotion encompasses the time period beginning with the launch of the MA Lottery 2nd Chance application on September 1, 2016 and ending at 11:59 PM on February 28, 2019.

There is (1) method of entry for the Promotion, as follows:

To participate in the Promotion, entrants must 1.) be a registered member of the Lottery’s Red Carpet VIP Club and must 2.) have scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application on or before 11:59 PM on February 28, 2019.  Registered VIP Club members who have previously scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application since September 1, 2016 are already eligible for the Promotion.

Each eligible account member will receive one entry into the Promotion.

Up to ten (10) prizes, each in the amount of $1,000, shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion. 

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period.  The winners will be notified by the Lottery within two (2) business days of the drawing date that they must complete a claim form and provide proof of his/her Social Security number.    Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com.

Individuals who are not currently registered VIP Club members and/or who are registered VIP Club members but have not scanned or manually entered a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application during the Promotion Period may enter by becoming a registered VIP Club member and/or by scanning or manually entering a non-winning ticket through the “MA Lottery 2nd Chance” application during the Promotion Period.

Click here to view winners

How Do You Join?

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

Download the MA Lottery 2nd Chance app today!

Download the new MA Lottery 2nd Chance App From the Apple App Store Download the new MA Lottery 2nd Chance App from Google Play
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.

PAIR OF $100,000 MASS CASH PRIZES NEARING EXPIRATION

A pair of $100,000 prizes won in separate Mass Cash drawings in March of 2018 are nearing expiration:

Date of Drawing Ticket Purchased at  Winning Numbers  Last Day to Claim
March 9, 2018 Stop & Shop, 1475 Newman Ave., Seekonk  12-16-23-26-28 March 8, 2019
March 24, 2018     Friendly Farms, 155 Cochituate Rd., Framingham  01-03-06-31-35 March 22, 2019

Holiday Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving all Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win from $1,000 to $10,000 in cash prizes in our “Holiday Promotion”.

Twenty-eight (28) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

Promotion Period: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

There are two (2) methods of entry for the Promotion, as follows:

(1) VIP Club members may access the “Holiday Promotion” 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 Club members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously). VIP Club members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password. Once logged in, VIP Club members will be brought directly to the promotional page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry numbers from any non-winning $1 Holiday Cheer, $2 Holiday Cheer, or $5 Holiday Cheer ticket or any non-winning $10 Holiday Cash Blowout ticket into the promotion entry site during the Promotion Period; or

(2) VIP Club members may access the promotional page by downloading the MA Lottery 2nd Chance application and scanning the PDF Barcode from any non-winning Holiday Cheer or Holiday Cash Blowout ticket into the promotion entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning $1 Holiday Cheer ticket entered, players earn one (1) drawing entry. For every non-winning $2 Holiday Cheer ticket entered, players earn two (2) drawing entries. For every non-winning $5 Holiday Cheer ticket entered, players earn five (5) drawing entries. For every non-winning $10 Holiday Cash Blowout ticket entered, players earn ten (10) drawing entries.

Only valid entries through the promotional site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 
Up to twenty-eight (28) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion. The Lottery shall select one (1) $10,000 winner, two (2) $2,500 winners and twenty-five (25) $1,000 winners.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period. Winners shall be notified via mail that they won a prize within two (2) business days of the drawing date. Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com. The winners will be notified by the Lottery that they must complete a claim form and provide proof of his/her Social Security number.

View Holiday Promotion Winners

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.

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.

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

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

From now through Friday, December 14, 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 holiday campaigns in the respective regions, including multiple Toys for Tots programs and the New Bedford Firefighters’ Union Toy Drive.

“This is an important time of year to remind people that lottery tickets are not appropriate gifts for those under the age of 18, while providing an opportunity to bring some joy to families in need during the holiday season,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Mass. Lottery. “We are grateful for the generous support that our customers have demonstrated since we introduced this initiative.”

The Mass. Lottery and other lotteries across North America unite each year to participate 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 joined by fellow members of the Massachusetts Partnership on Responsible Gambling, including Plainridge Park Casino and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, in supporting area toy drives this holiday season.

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

Enter our “12 Days of Holiday Cheer” Promotion!

Cheer up! The Holidays are here, and The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving social media users 12 days of chances to win a $100 monetary prize in our “12 Days of Holiday Cheer” social media promotion!

For each of the 12 days starting Thursday, December 13, 2018 and concluding Monday, December 24, 2018, three lucky participants will be selected to win a $100 monetary 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 its Instagram and a Tweet on its 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 monetary 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, Twitter and Instagram, here are links to our pages:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

“Holiday Cheer” Instant Tickets are on sale now at Lottery retailers statewide.  Click here for more information on these Instant Games, as well as our exciting “Holiday Cash Blowout” Instant Ticket..

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

MASS. LOTTERY RETURNS $997 MILLION IN NET PROFIT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH

Record-setting revenues result in second-highest net profit in Lottery’s 47-year history

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today that the Massachusetts State Lottery returned $997 million in net profit for the Commonwealth during the 2018 fiscal year which began July 1, 2017 and ended June 30, 2018.  This is the second-highest total in the Lottery’s 47-year history.  The Lottery produced its record net profit of $1.039 billion in the 2017 fiscal year.

Lottery revenues rang in at a record high of $5.291 billion, surpassing the previous record of $5.233 billion in FY 2016 by $58 million and topping last fiscal year’s total of $5.097 billion by $194 million.  It is the fourth consecutive year that revenues have eclipsed the $5 billion mark.

“The Lottery’s performance is critically important to every city and town in the Commonwealth,” said Treasurer Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “I am proud of the work the Lottery team and our dedicated retail partners have done to deliver over $2 billion in essential funding for unrestricted local aid over the last two years.” 

The Lottery’s network of retailers earned a record $303 million in commissions and bonuses in FY 2018, surpassing the $300 million mark for the first time ever.  With approximately 7,500 retailers, that amounts to an average of $40,000 in income for each of the Lottery’s retail partners.

With 73.5 percent of all revenue returned to players in the form of winnings in FY 2018, the Lottery set another record by paying out $3.891 billion in prizes.  Prize payouts can fluctuate from year to year based on the schedule or rate at which players cash in their prizes.

“With record or near-record figures across the board, Lottery players, our retail agents, and the 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth all benefited from the Lottery’s fiscal 2018 success,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery.

The net profit and prize payout totals both include a $1 million a year for life prize (20-year minimum) that was awarded in FY 2018 in the Billion Dollar Blockbuster instant ticket game that ended in March of 2018.

The Lottery’s administrative costs remained approximately 1.9 percent of overall revenues, the lowest of any U.S. lottery.

The Lottery announced an estimated net profit figure of $986 million-plus in July, noting that the final statement of operations would be completed by mid-September.  A combination of interest earnings, multi-state game prize settlements and other revenues, including season ticket subscriptions and license renewals, accounted for the increase to $997 million.

Celtics, Mass. Lottery Honor Local ‘Heroes’ During 20th Annual ‘Heroes Among Us’ Ceremonty

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics and Massachusetts State Lottery honored their 2017-18 ‘Heroes Among Us’ award recipients earlier Tuesday, August 7 during the 20th annual end-of-season ceremony at the Massachusetts State House.

Celtics Co-Owner Bob Epstein and Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell joined State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and NBC 10 TV personality Shannon Mulaire at the ceremony, which was emceed by Celtics Public Address Announcer Eddie Palladino.

“Every year, I get more and more inspired by all of your stories,” said Goldberg, “I just want to thank you all for your incredible service and selfless acts that have bettered our community.”

Recipients were addressed by the VIP panel before watching the 2017-18 ‘Heroes Among Us’ recap video in the banquet room. Each individual ‘Hero’ was then acknowledged individually before a group photo concluded the ceremony.

“I sit on the baseline beside the Celtics bench at all of the games, and I get to see the Hero recognition up close and personal,” said Epstein. “Hearing your stories get read over the PA system and seeing the reaction of the fans, players and coaches is incredibly uplifting.”

Since the program’s establishment in 1997, ‘Heroes Among Us’ has recognized outstanding individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions throughout their communities. Each ‘Hero’ was honored in the second quarter a Celtics home game throughout the 2017-18 season.

$3 MILLION WINNING TICKET, $1 MILLION WINNING TICKET SOLD IN MASSACHUSETTS FOR TUESDAY NIGHT’S MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING

Two tickets sold in Massachusetts for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing have won seven-figure prizes.

A ticket sold at Lanzilli’s Grocery, 931 Bennington St. in East Boston, won $3 million by matching the first five numbers drawn while playing the game’s Megaplier option.  The Megaplier option costs an additional $1 per play and gives players the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes.  The Megaplier number selected for Tuesday night’s drawing was three.

A ticket sold at Lee’s Supermarket, 1585 Commonwealth Ave. in Brighton, won $1 million by matching the first five numbers drawn.  This ticket did not include the Megaplier option.

A single ticket sold in California won the $522 million jackpot.

Enter Our “Christmas in July” Promotion



The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win $500 in our “Christmas in July” Promotion.

Twenty (20) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

Promotion Period: Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

There are two (2) methods of entry for the Promotion, as follows:

(1) VIP Club members may access the “Christmas in July” 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 Club members will be directed to the VIP Club login page (if not logged in previously). VIP Club members will log in using their VIP Club login email address and password. Once logged in, VIP Club members will be brought directly to the promotional page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry numbers from any non-winning $10,000 Holiday Bonus, $100,000 Holiday Bonus, $1,000,000 Holiday Bonus, or $2,500,000 Holiday Bonus tickets (collectively “the 2017 Holiday Bonus Family”) or any Nutcracker Cashword tickets into the promotion entry site during the Promotion Period; or

(2) VIP Club members may access the promotional page by downloading the MA Lottery 2nd Chance application and scanning the PDF Barcode from any non-winning 2017 Holiday Bonus Family or Nutcracker Cashword tickets into the promotion entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning ($1) $10,000 Holiday Bonus ticket entered, players earn one (1) drawing entry. For every non-winning ($2) $100,000 Holiday Bonus or ($2) Nutcracker Cashword ticket entered, players earn two (2) drawing entries. For every non-winning ($5) $1,000,000 Holiday Bonus ticket entered, players earn five (5) drawing entries. For every non-winning ($10) $2,500,000 Holiday Bonus ticket entered, players earn ten (10) drawing entries.

All 2017 Holiday Bonus Family or Nutcracker Cashword tickets that were entered into the “Lottery VIP EXTRA Holiday Bonus” Promotion Drawing are NOT eligible for the Christmas in July Drawing.

Only valid entries through the promotional site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 

Up to twenty (20) prizes, each in the amount of $500, shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period. Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com. Winners shall be notified via email that they won a prize within two (2) business days of the drawing date.

Christmas in July / National Lottery Day Bonus Promotion Winners

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:

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.

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.

Enter Our Free “National Lottery Day” Social Media Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users the opportunity to win one of three $500 Cash prizes as part of the Lottery’s “National Lottery Day” Social Media Promotion.

On Tuesday, July 17 at approximately 9 a.m., the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page, a Tweet on its Twitter account and a post on its Instagram account about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.

To enter the Promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post, as instructed within the post including a picture of themselves with their favorite Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket, the phrase “I help support the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts”, and a Lottery-designated hashtag. To enter the Promotion on Twitter, entrants must Tweet @MAStateLottery, as instructed, including a picture of themselves with their favorite Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket, the phrase “I help support the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts”, and a Lottery-designated hashtag in the tweet. To enter the Promotion on Instagram, entrants must post a photo, as instructed, including a picture of themselves with their favorite Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket, the phrase “I help support the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts”, and a Lottery-designated hashtag. Entries for the Entry Period shall be an eligible entry only if posted within the corresponding Entry Period.

Limit one entry per person PER SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD (entrants can enter once on each social media channel). Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. on July 17, 2018.

A total of three (3) winners will be randomly selected for the promotion as follows: one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries. Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

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

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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.

National Lottery Day Social Media Promotion $500 Winners

Facebook Emily Paquette Easthampton, MA
Twitter Richard Jordan Jr Mansfield, MA
Instagram Julianne Porro Millbury, MA

“Scratch for Cash” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery and Boston 25 Morning News are teaming up to give Mass. Lottery Red Carpet VIP Club members the chance to win one of five Instant Ticket prize packs in our “Scratch for Cash” Promotion.

The five Instant Ticket prize packs are:

  • One hundred (100) $20 instant tickets ($2,000 value)
  • Fifty (50) $30 instant tickets ($1,500 value)
  • One hundred (100) $10 instant tickets ($1,000 value)
  • One hundred (100) $10 instant tickets ($1,000 value)
  • One hundred fifty (150) $5 instant tickets ($750 value)

Promotion Period: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. – Friday, August 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Five (5) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries.

VIP Club members shall enter by clicking 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 Scratch for Cash Promotion page, where they will be asked to check a box certifying that they are submitting an entry into the promotion.

Entrants shall enter by submitting their information through the VIP Club during the Promotion Period. 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 five 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 13 that they have been chosen to win one of five prizes, and that they must respond to the Lottery no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 14.

On Friday, August 17, the names of the five winners shall be announced on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2018 event in Billerica (location subject to change).

On Friday, August 24, the five winners shall appear in person on Boston 25 Morning News at the Lottery’s Summer Quic Pic Sweepstakes 2018 event in Duxbury (location subject to change), where each winner will find out which of the five Instant Ticket prize packs they will win.

Click here to view winners list

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:

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. 

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

Visit the Lottery at Boston 25’s summer Zip Trips

This summer, the Lottery is once again participating in Boston 25’s popular Zip Trip series. Visit the Lottery tent 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 2018 Zip Trip schedule is as follows:



DATE City/Town Location
Friday June 22, 2018 Peabody Emerson Park, 34 Perkins Street
Friday June 29, 2018 Weymouth Lovell Field
Friday July 6, 2018 Fitchburg Hollis Hills Farm, 340 Marshall Rd.
Friday July 13, 2018 Franklin Town Common, 201 Main Street
Friday July 20, 2018 Medford Tufts Park, 437 Main Street
Friday July 27, 2018 Uxbridge River Bend Farm, 287 Oak Street
Friday August 3, 2018 Chatham Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street
Friday August 10, 2018 East Boston Memorial Park, 143 Porter Street
Friday August 17, 2018 Billerica Parker Elementary School, 52 River Street
Friday August 24, 2018 Duxbury Duxbury High School (Train Field), 71 Alden St.

Throughout the Zip Trip series, Boston 25 will be conducting a Cereal Drive at each location to help local food pantries. If you plan on attending a Zip Trip, we encourage you to participate in the drive by bringing a box of healthy cereal to donate. Drop-off bins will be located at the Boston 25 tent.

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.



Enter Our Free “Corvette® Cash” Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users the opportunity to win one of fifteen $300 Cash prizes as part of the Lottery’s “Corvette® Cash” Promotion.

From Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post with a picture of four (4) different Corvette® models on its Facebook page, a Tweet with a picture of four (4) different Corvette® models on its Twitter account and a post with a picture of four (4) different Corvette® models on its Instagram account about the Promotion with a call to action to enter the Promotion.

To enter the Promotion on Facebook, entrants must comment on the Facebook post, as instructed within the post including the four-digit year of their favorite Corvette® car model. To enter the Promotion on Twitter, entrants must Tweet @MAStateLottery, as instructed, and include the four-digit year of their favorite Corvette® car model and a Lottery-designated hashtag in the tweet. To enter the Promotion on Instagram, entrants must post a photo, as instructed, and include a Lottery-designated hashtag in their post. For Twitter and Instagram, each of the five (5) 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 ENTRY PERIOD (entrants can enter once on each social media channel each day). Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. each day.

A total of fifteen (15) winners will be randomly selected over the five (5) 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, one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries, and one (1) winner shall be randomly selected from all eligible Instagram entries. Each winner will receive a $300 cash prize.

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

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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.

DATE Facebook Winners Twitter Winners Instagram Winners
May 21, 2018 Donna-Maria Kerrigan (Groveland, MA) Dorothy Torcivia
(Agawan, MA)
Melissa Lothrop
(Whitman, MA)
May 22, 2018 Marlene Price
(Lowell, MA)
Tina Schaar
(Holbrook, MA)
Joan Capobianco
(Pembroke, MA)
May 23, 2018 Ann O’Brien
(Lynn, MA)
Kevin Holland
(West Bridgewater, MA)
Donna Schechter
(@drsmiles92)
May 24, 2018 Jane Barbash
(Shrewsbury, MA)
Jerry Matrisciano
(Brockton, MA)
Marybeth Crowley
(@mbcrowley)
May 25, 2018 Danielle Flaherty
(Marlborough, MA)
Anita Bhatia
(Woburn, MA)
Lisa Norton
(Middleboro, MA)


$1,000,000 a Year for Life Bonus Drawing winner

Patriots Day Miracle Nominee Trust of Stow is the winner of a $1,000,000 a Year for Life prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “Billion Dollar Blockbuster” 2007 Instant Ticket’s end of game Bonus Drawing.

The trust, represented by trustee James Henderson, will receive annual payments of $1 million (less tax withholdings) for a minimum of 20 years.

Instant prize winners of $1,000, $10,000 and $25,000 in the “Billion Dollar Blockbuster” instant game were entered into the Bonus Drawing. There were 39,168 entries in the drawing.







Corvette Cash Bonus Promotion

The Massachusetts State Lottery is giving you the chance to win from $250 to $1,000 in cash prizes in our “Corvette Cash Bonus Promotion”.

All Corvette Cash non-winning instant tickets entered into the Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing website Monday, May 7, 2018 through Friday, June 15, 2018 will have a chance to win a cash prize in addition to being entered into the next Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing.

Thirty three (33) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery from all eligible entries posted during the Promotion Period.

Promotion Period: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. – Friday, June 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

To enter the Promotion, go to the Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing login page (if not logged in previously) by clicking on the link posted on the Lottery’s website or Facebook or Twitter pages or by accessing www.2ndchanceplay.com/MA/Corvette.

Corvette Cash players will log in using their Corvette Cash login email address and password. If not already registered, see below to find out how to create an account. Once logged in, players will click on the Submit Entry Page, where they will be asked to manually enter the required entry number from a non-winning Corvette Cash instant ticket into the Second Chance entry site during the Promotion Period.

For every non-winning Corvette Cash instant ticket entered during the Promotion Period, players earn an entry for a chance to win a cash prize in addition to being entered into the next Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing.

Only valid entries posted through the Corvette Cash Second Chance site during the Promotion Period shall be eligible to win. 

Up to thirty three (33) prizes shall be available to be awarded as a result of the Promotion. The Lottery shall select two (2) $1,000 winners, one (1) $500 winner and thirty (30) $250 winners.

Winners shall be selected within three (3) business days following the end of the Promotion Period.  Winners’ names shall be announced on the Lottery’s website at www.masslottery.com and on the Corvette Cash Second Chance Drawing website at www.2ndchanceplay.com/MA/Corvette/. $1,000 winners shall be notified by the Lottery within two (2) business days of the drawing date that they must complete a claim form and provide proof of his/her Social Security number and a copy of a valid government issued photo id. The $500 and $250 winners shall be notified via email that they won a prize within two (2) business days of the drawing date. The $500 and $250 prize checks will be mailed to the address on the winners’ Corvette Cash Account within two weeks of notification.

CLICK HERE to view the winners.

If you are not already registered and would like to participate in the promotion, you must create a Corvette Cash account.

How Do You Create an Account?

It’s easy!  Please follow these three simple steps:

Once your account has been created you can login to the Corvette Cash website and click Submit Entry to begin the entry process.

The Promotion is open only to Corvette Cash account holders. All Corvette Cash account holders must be 18 years of age or older. 

Click here for complete official rules.

“KENO 2 Millionth Draw” Promotion

On the occasion of the KENO 2 millionth draw taking place on Sunday, March 11th, the Lottery is giving Facebook and Twitter users the opportunity to win one of eight $200 Cash prizes as part of the Lottery’s “KENO 2 Millionth Draw” Promotion.

From Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 10, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page and a Post 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 eight (8) winners will be randomly selected over the two (2) days of the promotion. For each day of the promotion, a total of four (4) winners shall be randomly selected by the Lottery as follows: two (2) winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible Facebook entries, and two (2) winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible Twitter entries. Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize.

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

 

DATE Facebook Winners Twitter Winners
Friday, March 9, 2018 Catherine Conti (Braintree, MA) Richard Jordan Jr. (Mansfield, MA)
  Raymond Romero (Hatfield, MA) Bharat Bhatia (Woburn, MA)
Saturday, March 10 Dale Renea Fawcett (Hatfield, MA) Brian Harriman (Medford, MA)
  Mary Ann Cucinatta, (Quincy, MA) Brian Lacasse (Ayer, MA)

 



“Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion

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, February 27, 2018 in the Lottery’s “Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion.

From Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, at approximately 9 a.m. each day, the Lottery shall create a post on its Facebook page and a Post on Instagram 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 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 Instagram 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 Instagram entries. Each winner will receive, courtesy of the Boston Bruins, two (2) tickets to the Bruins home game at TD Garden on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

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

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.

“Boston Bruins® Tickets” Promotion winners.

Date Facebook Winners Instagram Winners
February 12, 2018 Ronda Thornton Miller (Westfield, MA) Ronald John Bernard (Plymouth, MA)
February 13, 2018 Michael Carbone (Somerville, MA) Bob Crowley (Natick, MA)
February 14, 2018 Derek Wojtkunski (Raynham, MA) Linda Labadini (East Boston, MA)
February 15, 2018 Sean Cooley (Taunton, MA) Stephen Mantell (Mattapan, MA)
February 16, 2018 Linda Sasser (Billerica, MA) Jacob McDowell (Oxford, MA)