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On September 27, 1971, the Massachusetts State Lottery was established following the legalization of gambling by the Massachusetts General Court, the legislature of the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Lottery has generated over $126 billion in revenues and awarded over $88 billion in prizes, since its first ticket was sold in March 1972. The Lottery has successfully returned over $27 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth for unrestricted local aid available to cities and towns and paid over $7.2 billion in commissions and bonuses to its statewide network of retailers. The Mass Lottery is known to be one of the most successful lotteries by offering highly innovative and exciting games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Megabucks Doubler, The Numbers Game, Mass Cash, All Or Nothing, Lucky For Life, and many more!

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The Massachusetts Lottery was established on September 27, 1971, and is administered by a commission of five members. The Massachusetts State Lottery returns net profits of each year to the Commonwealth for distribution of essential unrestricted local aid to all 351 cities and towns.

Massachusetts State Lottery Beneficiaries

Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -The 351 cities and towns receive a share of lottery revenue and prioritize based on local needs.

Massachusetts State Lottery Contact Information

150 Mount Vernon Street
Dorchester, MA 02125-3573
Phone: (781) 849-5555

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