|Lucky For Life|
About the Massachusetts Lottery
Massachusetts created its state lottery in 1971 to generate additional funding for each city and town within the state. Unlike many state lotteries, the Massachusetts Lottery does not focus on a specific cause or domain (e.g., public education). Instead, each town or city can choose how to use its share of the state’s lottery revenues.
The Massachusetts Lottery generates net profits of over $900 million each year. This is divided among all towns and cities according to a formula set by the state legislature.
Massachusetts Lottery Tickets
Authorized retailers of Massachusetts lottery tickets can be found all over the state. To find ones near you, check out the Massachusetts Lottery website. You’ll find a handy “Where to Play” section that helps you find retailers based on your city, town, or ZIP code.
You can also find comprehensive lists of lottery agents arranged by town or city.
Can I buy MA Lottery tickets online?
No. Massachusetts abides by federal laws forbidding the online sale and purchase of lottery tickets.
MA Tickets Payment Methods
Massachusetts authorized retailers take cash payments for lottery tickets. Depending on the retailer, credit or debit cards might also be accepted.
Massachusetts Lottery Games and Drawing Schedules
Lucky for Life is a multi-state lottery game. Players must pick 5 numbers from 1-48, as well as a Lucky Ball number between 1-18. Matching all 6 numbers will win you $7000 a week for life. A match of just 5 numbers (all 5 regular numbers but not the Lucky Ball), meanwhile, wins you $25,000 a year for life.
Lucky for Life draws take place every Monday and Thursday at 10:38 PM EST.
The Massachusetts Megabucks Doubler starts with a jackpot of $500,000 that grows with each drawing until somebody wins. Draws are held twice a week.
To play, you have to pick 6 numbers from 1-49. Your numbers must match all 6 winning ones drawn if you want to hit the jackpot.
Players will also get the chance to get double the (non-jackpot) prize through the Megabucks Doubler. One in ten Megabucks tickets automatically gets designated as a doubler when issued. Doubler tickets will grant their owners double the money if the numbers on the ticket happen to hit any non-jackpot prizes.
Megabucks Doubler draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:20 PM Eastern Time.
The Massachusetts Mass Cash lottery sets its jackpot at $100,000 for each draw. You must pick 5 numbers from 1-35 and match all 5 winning draw numbers to win the top prize.
Mass Cash drawings are held every day at 10 PM Eastern Time.
The Massachusetts Lottery’s Numbers Game has draws twice a day (midday and evening). Prize amounts vary depending on the overall number of bets placed and the number of winners for each prize tier.
To play, you must pick 1 to 4 digits, each from 0-9. Then you must select playstyle, a bet amount, a draw schedule (midday or evening), and how many draws you wish to play. You win the jackpot when your combination matches the winning draw numbers in exact order.
When you choose to play 3 or 4 digits, you can choose from the following playstyles:
- Exact: Your chosen 3 or 4 digits must match the winning numbers in the exact order.
- Any: You can match the winning numbers in any order. Available for 3 and 4 digit bets.
Numbers Game draws are held twice a day at 12:55 PM and 7:57 PM Eastern Time.
Massachusetts Lottery Game Schedules
|Lucky for Life||Mondays and Thursdays||10:38 PM EST|
|Megabucks Doubler||Wednesdays and Saturdays||11:20 PM EST|
|Mass Cash||Every day||10 PM EST|
|Numbers Game||Every day||12:55 PM EST and 7:57 PM EST|
Notable Winners of Massachusetts Lotteries
Here are some of the Massachusetts Lottery’s notable winners for 2018:
- Frank Clements of Nahan won $100,000 playing Mass Cash
- Hyman Darling, representing the Mazel Tov Trust of Springfield, claimed a $3.84 million Megabucks Doubler jackpot
- Marie Desir of Stoughton won $100,000 playing Mass Cash
- William Truswell of Westhampton took home $390,000 as the lump-sum equivalent of his second prize win in Lucky for Life
- Kathryn Schifone of Roslindale won $100,000 playing Mass Cash
Scratch-off games have also seen many big wins:
- Suzanne Coyle from Walpole won $1,000,000 playing The Fastest Road to $1 Million
- Mark Goodinson from Seekonk took home $1,000,000 playing $2,000,000 50X Cashword
- Ethel Smith-Johnson from Springfield won $1,000,000 playing Willy Wonka Golden Ticket
- John Kariuki from Springfield won $1,000,000 playing $4,000,000 Instant Jackpot
Massachusetts Lottery Instant Games
Massachusetts Lottery Scratch-Off Games
The Massachusetts Lottery runs multiple scratch games. You can find scratch-off cards at the following price points:
Top prizes can go as high as $1,000,000 depending on the game.
Massachusetts Lottery KENO
The Massachusetts Lottery runs a daily KENO draw, with winning numbers drawn every 4 minutes. The maximum prize for each draw is $1,000,000 (for players who match all the winning numbers in a 12-spot game).
Players can also opt to pay double the ticket price to add KENO BONUS to their ticket. KENO BONUS players can multiply their winnings if a multiplier number is drawn. Multipliers can be 3x, 4x, 5x, or 10x. The KENO BONUS option is only available for 10-spot, 11-spot, and 12-spot games.
Massachusetts Lottery All or Nothing
The Massachusetts Lottery’s All or Nothing games are another alternative to KENO. To play, you have to pick 12 numbers from 1 to 24. Winning numbers are drawn every 4 minutes, and you’ll win $100,000 if you match all drawn numbers.
Like the MA Lottery KENO, you can opt for an All or Nothing BONUS that gives you the chance to multiply your winnings by 3, 4, 5, or 10, depending on the multiplier number that happens to be drawn.
Massachusetts Lottery Second Chances
What is Second Chance?
Second chance games give you another shot at prizes with your non-winning tickets. Many lotteries simply ask you to submit your tickets for a chance to win. Prizes can go as high as several million dollars per game. To learn more, check out our article on second chance games.
How does Second Chance work for the MA Lottery?
You need to be a member of the Massachusetts Lottery Red Carpet VIP Club to enter any second chance games. Registration is free.
Unlike many state lotteries, the Massachusetts Lottery only runs second chance promotional draws for its instant play games. Second chance games are limited-time offers only, so it’s best to check out the MA Lottery microsite to see if you’re qualified to join any ongoing games.
Information on the Massachusetts Lottery
Massachusetts Lottery Offices
You can find the Massachusetts Lottery’s headquarters at 60 Columbian Street, Braintree, MA 02184.
There are 5 regional offices in all:
|Area||Office Address||Contact Number|
|New Bedford||200 Theodore H. Rice Boulevard|
New Bedford Industrial Park
New Bedford, MA 02745
|Springfield||20 Fort Street|
Springfield, MA 01103
|Woburn||11 Cummings Park|
Woburn, MA 01801
|Worcester||151 W. Boylston Drive|
Worcester, MA 01606
|Boston||One Ashburton Place|
Boston, MA 02108
|(781) 849-5555 (ask to be transferred to the Boston Lottery office)|
Massachusetts Lottery Customer Support
You can call the Massachusetts Lottery from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM at (781) 849-5555.
You can also email the MA Lottery’s webmaster at [email protected]
Massachusetts Lottery Social Accounts
You can also check the MA Lottery’s official social media accounts:
Massachusetts Lottery Apps and Technology
The Massachusetts Lottery doesn’t offer mobile applications. However, you can visit the MA Lottery website on your phone browser.
The website has a mobile-optimized page that will show you winning numbers for all Massachusetts lottery games. You can check records of previous winning numbers and view videos of the draws, too.