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Clalặng Center Information

All Massachusetts Lottery clayên centers are open.

Claiming a Winning Ticket

Prizes between $600 và up to $100,000 can be claimed from the clalặng centers from 8:45 a.m to lớn 4:30 p.m.

All prizes over $100,000 must be claimed from the Dorchester Headquarters.

All prizes up to & including $50,000 can be claimed by mail - sign the bachồng of the ticket, fill out the Prize Claim Form, include a copy of a valid phokhổng lồ ID, and proof of the SSN. Sover all documents to the Massachusetts State Lottery, P.O. Box 859036, Braintree, MA 02185-9036. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.


Games

A quichồng summary for all Massachusetts State Lottery games.


GamePrize TypeNumbersSales Close
The Numbers trò chơi MiddayTop Prize4 from 0-912:45 p.m.
The Numbers Game EveningTop Prize4 from 0-97:45 p.m.
Mass CashTop Prize5 from 1-359:45 p.m.
Megabucks DoublerJackpot6 from 1-4910:45 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:50 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-2510:45 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-189:30 p.m.

trò chơi Schedule

Find out when each draw takes place.


GameSunMonTueWedThuFriSat
The Numbers trò chơi Midday12:55 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 Evening7:57 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 Cash10:00 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 Doubler11:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.

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Powerball10:59 p.m.10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions11:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life10:38 pm.10:38 pm.10:38 pm.10:38 pm.10:38 pm.10:38 pm.10:38 pm.
All times displayed in Massachusetts local time.

Advanced Draws

In some states, you can play in advance for a number of consecutive sầu draws.


GameAdvanced Draws
The Numbers Game Middayup lớn 14
The Numbers Game Eveningup khổng lồ 14
Mass Cashup khổng lồ 30
Megabucks Doublerup lớn 14
Powerballup to lớn 15
Mega Millionsup khổng lồ 15
Lucky for Lifeup to 15

When it comes khổng lồ Season tickets, the maximum number of possible advanced draws are as follows:


GameAdvanced Draws
Mass Cash364
Megabucks Doubler104
Powerball104
Mega Millions104
Lucky for Life104

Claiming Prizes

Here’s the normal process for claiming prizes in Massachusetts.


Prizes under $600

Option 1.Claim at any local retailer.Option 2.Clalặng at a Massachusetts Lottery office location.

Prizes over $600 và up to $100,000

Clalặng at a Massachusetts Lottery Office location. Bring your signed ticket, proof of identification & proof of your Social Security Number.

Prizes over $100,000

Clayên ổn at the Massachusetts Lottery Head Office in Dorchester. Bring your signed ticket, proof of identification và proof of your Social Security Number.

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

Clayên ổn Form

Download the Massachusetts Lottery Prize Clayên ổn Form.

Clayên Centers


Massachusetts Lottery Headquarters - Dorchester

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Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125-3573Phone: (781) 849-5555Opening times:Monday to lớn Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Braintree Regional Office
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1515 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184Phone: (781) 849-5601Opening times:Monday khổng lồ Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Lawrence Regional Office
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Stadium Plaza, 160 Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, MA 01843Phone: (978) 957-2674Opening times:Monday khổng lồ Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
New Bedford Regional Office
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200 Theodore H. Rice Boulevard, New Bedford Industrial Park, New Bedford, MA 02745Phone: (508) 985-9892Opening times:Monday khổng lồ Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
West Springfield Regional Office
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383 Memorial Avenue, Century Plaza, West Springfield, MA 01089Phone: (413) 781-3880Opening times:Monday lớn Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Worcester Regional Office
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151 W. Boylston Drive, Worcester, MA 01606Phone: (508) 755-7855Opening times:Monday khổng lồ Friday - 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)

Tax Information

Here are the taxes withheld from lottery prizes claimed by winners with a Social Security Number, within the state of Massachusetts.


Massachusetts Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $600 và up to $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residentsWinningsTaxPercentage
Over $600State Tax5%
Federal Tax0%
Total: 5%

Massachusetts Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residentsWinningsTaxPercentage
Over $5000State Tax5%
Federal Tax24%
Total: 29%

If the winner does not have sầu a Social Security Number, the taxes withheld by the Massachusetts Lottery will be the following:


Massachusetts Lottery tax withholdings on winnings for non-U.S. citizens or non-residentsWinningsTaxPercentage
Over $600State Tax5%
Federal Tax24%
Total: 29%

About the Massachusetts Lottery

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The first Massachusetts Lottery tickets went on sale in April 1972, with seven lucky players each winning $50,000 in “The Game”.

The extremely popular lottery game Mass Cash was first introduced in 1991. The state lottery joined The Big trò chơi in 1996, followed by Powerball in 2010. The Massachusetts Lottery launched the Lucky for Life game in 2012 và introduced KENO in 2013, offering players the opportunity khổng lồ win something every four minutes, every day of the week.

Since its inception, the Massachusetts State Lottery has made more than $126 billion in revenue and awarded over $88 billion in prizes. Approximately $27 billion in net profit has been returned to the Commonwealth toward unrestricted local aid. Today, this is one of the most successful lotteries in the U.S. và continues khổng lồ adapt to lớn the dynamic & innovative sầu marketplace. Players must be 18 years old or older to play the Massachusetts Lottery & clalặng prizes.


Liên hệ Information

Phone Number (Toll-Free): (781) 849-5555

FAQs

Who can play the lottery in the state of Massachusetts?

Players must be 18 years old or older to lớn purchase Massachusetts Lottery tickets. If an adult purchases the winning ticket & claims it in the name of a person under the age of 18, the director can direct payment lớn the minor.

How vày I clayên my winnings?

Players can clalặng prizes for $599 or less at any licensed lottery retailer. Prizes over $600 & up khổng lồ $100,000 can be redeemed at a claims center, while prizes over $100,000 must be claimed at the Massachusetts Lottery Headquarters.

Before claiming any big lottery prize, it is strongly recommended that you consult with a lawyer or financial advisor so they can help you during the clalặng process.

Can I remain anonymous if I win a big prize?

No, the state requires that your name, where you live sầu, how much you win, your phokhổng lồ, the game, và the date of your clalặng lớn be made public knowledge. Therefore, winners may not remain anonymous in Massachusetts.

We suggest you consult with a legal professional before claiming any big lottery prizes, as it may be possible khổng lồ clayên your prize through a trust lớn retain your anonymity.

What can I vì if I đại bại or damage my winning ticket?

Get in touch with the Lottery's claims department. Provide all the necessary details, like the game you played, on what date, và where. Remember khổng lồ always sign the back of your ticket.

Where do the Massachusetts Lottery profits go?

Revenue from lottery ticket sales go to the State Lottery Fund, with a portion transferred to the General Fund.

How much of my winnings can be withheld?

Lottery winnings in Massachusetts are subject to lớn both state & federal income tax. The Massachusetts Lottery is also required by law lớn withhold a part of some lottery winnings for tax purposes. See our table in the Tax Information section.

What games can I play in Massachusetts?

There is a good variety of jackpot & daily games on offer in the state of Massachusetts. These include Mass Cash, Megabucks Doubler, The Numbers Game (Midday, Evening), Lucky for Life, Mega Millions, & Powerball.

I won! How long vì chưng I have lớn clayên my prize?

Winners in Massachusetts have sầu one year from the date of the draw to lớn clayên their lottery prizes.

Can I purchase tickets for draws in advance?

You can purchase tickets for consecutive sầu draws in advance with the Massachusetts Lottery. Cheông chồng our Advanced draws section for more information.

Can I purchase Massachusetts Lottery tickets by mail or on the phone?

No, you can only purchase lottery tickets at authorized retailers. It's illegal lớn sell lottery tickets by phone or mail.

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