Massachusetts Lottery Games
Only Massachusetts residents can take part in the following Massachusetts lottery games:
|Game||Prize Type||Numbers||Sale Closes|
|The Numbers Game Midday||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||12:45 p.m.|
|The Numbers Game Evening||Top Prize||4 from 0-9||7:45 p.m.|
|Mass Cash||Top Prize||5 from 1-35||9:45 p.m.|
|Megabucks Doubler||Jackpot||6 from 1-49||10:45 p.m.|
|Powerball||Jackpot||5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26||9:50 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||Jackpot||5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25||10:45 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||Top Prize||5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18||9:30 p.m.|
|The Numbers Game Midday||12:55 p.m.||12:55 p.m.||12:55 p.m.||12:55 p.m.||12:55 p.m.||12:55 p.m.||12:55 p.m.|
|The Numbers Game Evening||7:57 p.m.||7:57 p.m.||7:57 p.m.||7:57 p.m.||7:57 p.m.||7:57 p.m.||7:57 p.m.|
|Mass Cash||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.||10:00 p.m.|
|Megabucks Doubler||11:20 p.m.||11:20 p.m.|
|Powerball||10:59 p.m.||10:59 p.m.|
|Mega Millions||11:00 p.m.||11:00 p.m.|
|Lucky for Life||10:38 p.m.||10:38 p.m.|
*All times are displayed in Massachusetts local time.
Draws & Game Updates
All games will continue as normal but the Minimum jackpot (starting jackpots) for Massachusetts Powerball and Mega Millions have been removed.
The number of consecutive draws each Massachusetts State Lottery games allows you to play:
|The Numbers Game Midday||up to 14|
|The Numbers Game Evening||up to 14|
|Mass Cash||up to 30|
|Megabucks Doubler||up to 14|
|Powerball||up to 15|
|Mega Millions||up to 15|
|Lucky for Life||up to 15|
|The Numbers Game Midday||14|
|The Numbers Game Evening||14|
|Lucky for Life||104|
Claiming a Winning Ticket
- For prizes of $1 – $600, Prizes up to and including $600 may be claimed at any Lottery agent location or Lottery Office. You do not need proof of identification for prizes less than $600.
- For prizes over $600, Prizes over $600 and up to $100,000 must be claimed at a Lottery office location.
- For prizes over $100,00, You must claim any prize over $100,000 at our Lottery Headquarters in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Claimants of lifetime prizes must also provide certified copy of birth certificate unless selecting a cash option (if available).If you are claiming a prize by trust, please contact the Legal Department at 781-849-5634
Massachusetts Lottery, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents.
|Over $600||State Tax||5.0%|
|Over $600||Federal Tax||0.0%|
If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Massachusetts Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:
|Over $5000||State Tax||5.0%|
|Over $5000||Federal Tax||24.0%|
About the Massachusetts Lottery
Established in 1971, the Massachusetts State Lottery is one of the oldest lotteries in the United States. The state legislature first voted to legalize gambling, with the lottery being organized soon thereafter. The Lottery in Massachusetts subjects winners to slightly more taxes than in other states. There’s a 5% tax levied on all prizes above $600, which is unusual in the US.
72% of the revenue goes back to Massachusetts Lottery winners. 20% is a net profit for the Commonwealth, 6% is paid to local retailers, and 2% goes towards administrative expenses. The games generate over $1 billion in yearly profits for the state.
Massachusetts Lottery FAQ
The largest prize in over 50 years of Massachusetts Lottery results was paid out in 2017. Mavis Wanczyk, 53, won a jackpot of $758.7 million dollars.
She bought the winning Massachusetts Lottery Powerball ticket in a local store in Chicopee, MA. She didn’t take the annual payments, though, resulting in a (relatively) smaller lump sum payment of about $480 million.
You can watch the daily drawings of the Massachusetts Lottery numbers on local CBS affiliate, CBS 4.
You can also check results of Massachusetts Lottery drawings through the official YouTube channel.
To be among Massachusetts Lottery winners, you need to beat the odds. Those odds change depending on the game you’re playing, though. For most Massachusetts Lottery scratch tickets, odds of hitting a cash prize are about 1 in 3.5.
On the other hand, the odds of hitting all Massachusetts Lottery winning numbers plus the Powerball are 1 in 292,201,338. As for the Massachusetts Lottery Mega Millions, odds of hitting that jackpot are marginally higher, at 1 in 302,575,350.
Playing in the state lotto games is incredibly easy. All you need to do is visit your nearest retailer. The Massachusetts Lottery app, available for Android and iOS, can help you track one down.
Once you do, simply buy a ticket for your game of choice. You’ll have to wait for the drawings to see if your Massachusetts Lottery codes paid off or not.
The Numbers Game is drawn daily, at 12:55 PM and 7:57 PM. Powerball drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 10 PM ET.
Massachusetts Lottery Lucky for Life drawings take place Mondays and Thursdays, also at 10 PM ET. Mega Millions is drawn every Tuesday and Friday, at 10 PM ET.
The Massachusetts Lottery Second Chance promotion is available through the VIP player club. Members of the club get access to special second chance drawings, where old tickets get a new opportunity to win. The Massachusetts Lottery ticket scanner for second chance promotions can be accessed online through the club website.
If your winnings are under $600, you can cash your ticket at any retailer. If your winnings exceed $600, you’ll have to visit an official center. A list of locations can be found at the top of this page.
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