You can use this Massachusetts Lottery page to find the latest information for lottery games held in the Bay State.
Current MA lottery games include: Massachusetts Megabucks - Lucky for Life - Mass Cash - Numbers Evening - Numbers Midday - Powerball and Mega Millions.
Massachusetts Lottery Draw Schedule
How late can you buy lottery tickets in MA? Find out in the table below, you can also find out the drawing times so you know when to check if you're a winner!
|Ticket Sales Close At*
|Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
|Tuesday & Friday
|Lucky for Life
|Wednesday & Saturday
|The Numbers Game
|2:00 PM & 9:00 PM
|1:45 PM & 8:45 PM
|Every 4 Minutes
|Wheel of Luck
|Every 4 Minutes
|*Times are shown in ET. Lottery tickets are not on sale before 5:00 AM.
MA Game Information
Massachusetts Lottery players have the chance to participate in the multi-state games Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life, plus a variety of great in-state games.
Megabucks Doubler is a 6/49 game that gives players a chance to win prizes including an impressive rolling jackpot that starts at $500,000. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and all you have to do is purchase a ticket for $1 per play and select six numbers from 1 to 49. Match all six numbers drawn and you'll win the jackpot prize!
Mass Cash is a Massachusetts exclusive draw game with a $100,000 top prize and draws every night. Just pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 35 and pay $1 per play. Match at least three balls to win a payout, and all five to take home the jackpot. Mass Cash has the most favorable odds of hitting the jackpot of any MA game.
The Numbers Game
Numbers is a game you'll only find in the Bay State, with plenty of chances to win on the two daily draws, Midday and Evening. This popular game features a choice of how many numbers to play along with a selection of play styles for different ways to make a winning match.
Instant win games can be purchased at most major retailers and offer players the chance to experience the thrill of victory as soon as they scratch off the ticket cover. Games cost as little as $1 per play and the prizes available can rival those of some draw games. Why not pop into a store today and try one?
Keno is quick game with draws every four minutes or so all day, so another chance to win is always just around the corner. Players have a choice of 1 to 12 numbers, or spots, and a variety of wagers starting at $1. There's a grand prize of $1 million on a 12 Spot game. Try the Keno Bonus add-on and you could multiply your win by up to 10 times.
History of the Massachusetts Lottery
The Massachusetts Lottery sold its first ticket on April 6th, 1972, with seven people winning $50,000 each in "the Game" drawing.
The popular Mass Cash game was introduced in 1991 and the state joined Powerball in 1996. Massachusetts then joined Mega Millions in 2010 and launched the regional Lucky for Life game in 2012. The state introduced a keno game in 2013 that offers players the chance to pick up prizes every four minutes seven days a week!
The quick-fire Mass Lottery game, All or Nothing, ended on January 4, 2023. The game was replaced by Wheel of Luck. Players have one year from the final drawing date to claim any All or Nothing prizes.
Even if you don't live in Massachusetts or the United States, you can still participate in lottery games such as Mega Millions and Powerball. Visit the Buy Tickets page for more information.
Claiming Your Prize
Winners may redeem prizes of $50,000 and below by mail - scroll down for details. Prizes worth $600 or less can also be redeemed at authorized retailers throughout Massachusetts, while any payout worth between $601 and $49,999 can be claimed at the regional offices in Boston, Braintree, New Bedford, West Springfield, Woburn or Worcester.
If you're really lucky and win $50,000 or more, you'll need to visit the offices in Braintree to make your claim.
You'll have one year after the date of the drawing to come forward and pick up your winnings before the prize expires.
Massachusetts taxes of five percent are withheld on all prizes worth more than $600. If you win more than $5,000, both state taxes and a federal tax of 24 percent will be applicable to your prize.
Claim a prize by mail
If you've won $50,000 or less, you can mail your claim to the Lottery. Fill out a winner claim form and send it along with the original signed ticket.
In addition to the ticket and claim form, for prizes over $600 you'll also need a copy of a government-issued photo ID and a copy of a document verifying your Social Security Number.
Massachusetts State Lottery
P.O. Box 859036
Braintree, MA 02185-9036
You must be at least 18 years old to play Massachusetts Lottery games.