Learn More about the State Games in the Massachusetts Lottery
In 1971, Massachusetts’s voters established a state lottery that followed the gambling legalization that had just recently occurred. Massachusetts is part of the multi-lottery games, and it also has Massachusetts-only games that players can participate in. As with many other states, the proceeds from the Lottery go towards good causes in the state, but Massachusetts does require that slightly more of the winnings be withheld, e.g., 5% on $600 or more instead of 5% on $5,000 or more.
The multi-lottery games are really popular as well in Massachusetts, with the Powerball and Mega Millions bringing a lot of people in the state to play. However, the state games in Massachusetts give players a lot of variety when selecting the game that they like best. Below you will find a list of state games in Massachusetts only.
- The Numbers Game is a twice daily drawing with a variety of different options when it comes to how to play. You will also find that the prices on the tickets vary depending on how much you want to wager, as do the prizes that the winners receive.
- Keno is a simple, straightforward game that is played with a computer monitor in a store that sells Massachusetts Lottery tickets. Drawings are completed every 4 minutes on the Keno, and this makes it a fun way for people to play and win instantly.
- Mass Cash is another daily drawing. The grand prize is $100,000, and you will be able to claim the prize by choosing 5 numbers correctly. If you match 4 numbers, you will win $250, and 3 numbers wins $10.
- Cash Winfall is a game that is played twice weekly with drawings on Mondays and Thursdays. To play Cash Winfall, you choose six numbers and the jackpot starts at $500,000 and increases until someone wins. This is a lump sum payment prize, unlike many of the other annuities that will be paid out over the course of many years.
- The Daily Race Game is very similar to Keno, and it is played with the same basic premise in mind.
- Megabucks Doubler is a twice weekly drawing as well, and you will be able to check your tickets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You will chose six numbers and if you do so correctly, you will win $500,000 or more depending on the jackpot at the time.
In addition to all of these great games, people in Massachusetts can also enjoy playing the instant scratch off tickets as well.