Massachusetts Lottery News
Sunday Mar 8 | via Lowell Sun
Milap Patel, an employee at Jimmy's Convenience Store on Pleasant Street in Dracut, sees a steady stream of Keno customers who watch the games play out on the screens behind him. Despite being the state's fifth biggest Keno hot spot with $11.2 million in sales, Dracut received just over $3 million in total community support from the Lottery. Comment?
Feb 24, 2015 | via WWLP
Expectations of Lottery profits earmarked for local aid to Massachusetts cities and towns have been reduced by $35 million for the remainder of this year and next year due to budget cuts made by Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature to close a mid-year shortfall. Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and Lottery Executive Director Beth Bresnahan briefed the Lottery Commission Tuesday on the impacts of the $1.7 million cut made in February to the Lottery's $97 million budget. Comment?
Oct 29, 2014 | via Nashoba Publishing Online
Massachusetts Lottery players are shifting their buying habits, favoring higher-priced instant tickets over multi-state jackpot drawings, which has caused the Lottery to bump up the amount it estimates it will pay out in prizes. The higher priced instant tickets pay out a higher percentage of sales to winners. Comment?
Oct 17, 2014 | via Boston Herald
A Harvard University cook has hit the jackpot, winning more than $6 million on a $20 Massachusetts State Lottery scratch ticket. Ana Rodriguez is the second person in the past two weeks to win the $10 million prize on a "$10,000,000 Diamond Millionaire" scratch ticket, according to the Lottery's website. Comment?
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