The Massachusetts State Lottery, in collaboration with lotteries across the United States and Canada, will be observing National Lottery Week, a celebration of lotteries throughout North America in acknowledgement of their collective contributions to the communities they serve, from July 11-17.
The Mass Lottery established the first National Lottery Day on July 17, 2018, providing consumers and retail partners with a day of special promotions for lottery products, while celebrating the Lottery as an essential source of unrestricted local aid in the Commonwealth since selling its first ticket in 1972. In 2019, the Mass Lottery and other lotteries collaborated to create the first National Lottery Week.
“We are proud to see how National Lottery Week has grown to become an annual celebration embraced by lotteries throughout the continent,” said Michael Sweeney, Executive Director of the Mass Lottery. “From generating significant funding for valuable initiatives, to providing a source of revenue for business owners, and awarding billions of dollars in prizes to customers who choose to play lottery games as a form of entertainment, there are many reasons to recognize the positive impact that lotteries have in the communities they serve.”
Over the course of the week, the Mass Lottery will utilize social media to highlight multiple themes, including the support the Lottery provides to all 351 cities and towns, the Lottery’s retail partners, and responsible gambling. Appreciation of lottery customers will be celebrated throughout the week with an assortment of promotions (must be 18 or older to participate), including:
Keno and All or Nothing 2X Bonus
Throughout National Lottery Week, a 2X multiplier will be added to Keno Bonus and All or Nothing Bonus, resulting in more games having a bonus multiplier.
Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club Bonus Promotion
From July 12-17, every non-winning Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club ticket entered through the VIP Club website or MA Lottery 2nd Chance app will earn an entry for a chance to win a $250 prize in addition to being entered into the next Massachusetts Millionaires’ Second Chance Drawing.
Cash Wheel Live
From July 12-14, enter this free promotion for a chance to win up to $500 by going to cashwheellive.com. Once entered, tune in Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m. for a live show on the Mass Lottery’s Facebook page and find out if you’re a winner. Five winners will be randomly selected for a wheel spin to win a prize of $100 to $500.
Approximately 98 percent of funds generated from Mass Lottery games go directly back into the economy through prizes (73 percent), unrestricted aid for cities and towns (19 percent), and retailer commissions and bonuses (6 percent). The remainder supports Lottery operations, providing direct and indirect employment opportunities, and other benefits.
Throughout North America, lottery proceeds are dedicated to a variety of important causes, including local aid, education, environmental conservation, elderly care, tourism, economic development and more. In fiscal year 2020 alone, U.S. lotteries generated $23.7 billion for these causes.