How long does it take to receive MA Lottery winnings?
Prizes up to $100,000 can be collected in person at any authorized lottery office. Prizes greater than $100,000 need to be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Dorchester and will take longer to process, around two to three business days.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the MA lottery?
For prizes of more than $600, 5% is withheld for state taxes. For prizes of $5,000 or more, the Federal tax withholding rate is 24% and 5% is withheld for state taxes.
Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Massachusetts?
No, although the state allows for winnings to be put into a trust and a representative of the trust is able to collect the money, thus allowing for some anonymity.
Can I buy a Massachusetts Lottery ticket online?
At this time, MA Lottery tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the Massachusetts Lottery
On September 27, 1971, the Massachusetts Lottery was established, following the legalization of gambling by the Massachusetts General Court. The first Massachusetts Lottery tickets went on sale in April of 1972.
Since being established, the Massachusetts State Lottery has brought in more than $126 billion in revenue and awarded nearly $90 billion in prizes. Approximately $27 billion in net profit has been returned to the Commonwealth toward unrestricted local aid. Today, the MA Lottery is one of the most successful lotteries in the US.
To learn more about the Massachusetts Lottery please visit the official website.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.