Categories
BLOG

masslottery powerball promotion

Massachusetts Lottery

You can use this Massachusetts Lottery page to find the latest information for lottery games held in the Bay State.

Current MA lottery games include: Massachusetts Megabucks – Lucky for Life – Mass Cash – Numbers Evening – Numbers Midday – Powerball and MegaMillions.

– Latest Massachusetts Numbers

Massachusetts Lottery Draw Schedule

How late can you buy lottery tickets in MA? Find out in the table below, you can also find out the drawing times so you know when to check if you’re a winner!

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:50 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 10:45 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:30 PM
Mass Cash Daily 10:00 PM 9:45 PM
Megabucks Doubler Wednesday & Saturday 11:20 PM 10:45 PM
The Numbers Game Daily 12:55 PM & 7:57 PM 12:45 PM & 7:45 PM
*Times are shown in ET. Lottery tickets are not on sale before 5:00 AM.

Megabucks Doubler

Megabucks Doubler is a 6/49 game that gives players a chance to win impressive jackpot prizes. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and all you have to do is purchase a ticket for $1 per play and select six numbers from 1 to 49. Match all six numbers drawn and you’ll win the jackpot prize!

Numbers Matched Megabucks Prize Megabucks Doubler Prize Odds of Winning
Match 6 Jackpot Jackpot 1 in 13,983,816
Match 5 $2,500 $5,000 1 in 54,200
Match 4 $100 $200 1 in 1,032
Match 3 $2 $4 1 in 56
Overall odds are 1 in 54

Other Games

Other great Massachusetts Lottery draw games include Mass Cash, a Match 5 game which has a set jackpot of $100,000, and Numbers, a quick game that offers drawings twice a day.

Instant win games can be purchased at most major retailers and offer players the chance to experience the thrill of victory as soon as they scratch off the ticket cover. Games cost as little as $1 per play and the prizes available can rival those of some draw games. Why not pop into a store today and try one?

History of the Massachusetts Lottery

The Massachusetts Lottery sold its first ticket on April 6th, 1972, with seven people winning $50,000 each in “the Game” drawing.

The popular Mass Cash game was introduced in 1991 and the state joined Powerball in 1996. Massachusetts then joined Mega Millions in 2010 and launched the regional Lucky for Life game in 2012. The state introduced a keno game in 2013 that offers players the chance to pick up prizes every four minutes seven days a week!

Buying Tickets

Even if you don’t live in Massachusetts or the United States, you can still participate in lottery games such as Mega Millions and Powerball. Visit the Buy Tickets page for more information.

Claiming Your Prize

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Massachusetts. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

Winners may redeem prizes of $50,000 and below by mail – scroll down for details. Prizes worth $600 or less can also be redeemed at authorized retailers throughout Massachusetts, while any payout worth between $601 and $49,999 can be claimed at the regional offices in Boston, Braintree, New Bedford, West Springfield, Woburn or Worcester.

If you’re really lucky and win $50,000 or more, you’ll need to visit the offices in Braintree to make your claim.

You’ll have one year after the date of the drawing to come forward and pick up your winnings before the prize expires.

Massachusetts taxes of five percent are withheld on all prizes worth more than $600. If you win more than $5,000, both state taxes and a federal tax of 25 percent will be applicable to your prize.

Claim a prize by mail

If you’ve won $50,000 or less, you can mail your claim to the Lottery. Fill out a winner claim form and send it along with the original signed ticket.

In addition to the ticket and claim form, for prizes over $600 you’ll also need a copy of a government-issued photo ID and a copy of a document verifying your Social Security Number.

Massachusetts State Lottery
P.O. Box 859036
Braintree, MA 02185-9036

Rules

You must be at least 18 years old to play Massachusetts Lottery games.

Details on the Massachusetts Lottery games including draw days and times, game rules and how to claim prizes

Masslottery powerball promotion

First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year to launch in select jurisdictions

$1 million drawing to be broadcast on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 16, 2019) – Today, dick clark productions and POWERBALL® announced the rollout of a new promotion that will award winners of the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year SM second-chance prize drawings in participating jurisdictions, a VIP trip to New York City to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020 and a chance to win $1 million. The special drawing for the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year will occur on January 1, 2020, just after midnight, during ABC’s live broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest .

First teased during last year’s New Year’s Eve telecast, the promotion officially kicks off this spring with the rollout continuing through summer. As part of the national POWERBALL game, players who purchase tickets from 24 participating jurisdictions can enter their POWERBALL tickets into the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year SM second-chance drawings. More than three hundred winners from those jurisdictions will head to New York City, and one lucky VIP trip winner will be randomly drawn to win $1 million.

“This new partnership brings together POWERBALL®, a premier brand in the lottery industry, with New Year’s Rockin’ Eve , a powerhouse entertainment brand,” said David Barden, POWERBALL® Product Group Chairman and New Mexico Lottery CEO. “As we showcase POWERBALL® on a new national stage, we are continuing POWERBALL’s 27-year legacy of creating millionaires while raising funds for good causes supported by Lotteries.”

“New Year’s Eve has always brought about the opportunity for a fresh start,” said Kevin Patrick Smith, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships, dick clark productions. “By partnering with POWERBALL® and announcing the first millionaire of the year in the first minutes of 2020 live on air, we are able to change someone’s life while introducing an exciting new moment in the show.”

The first lottery to launch the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year promotion was the South Dakota Lottery on April 15, followed by the Wisconsin Lottery and New Mexico Lottery on May 1. Additional participating jurdisctions include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Promotion entry dates and requirements vary by participating lottery.

All second-chance prize winners will enjoy the excitement of New York City, including a theater performance and a holiday cruise on the Hudson River with dinner and entertainment. The experience also includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, and an exclusive New Year’s Eve gala at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, featuring live entertainment and, of course, prime viewing of the Times Square ball drop.

First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year to launch in select jurisdictions $1 million drawing to be broadcast on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC