State records show that since Jan. 1 the Watertown man has won more than $1.8 million from lottery retailers all around Massachusetts — with most of his riches coming from scratch tickets revealing $1,000 prizes. Jaafar is on track to be the winningest lotto player in Massachusetts for a third consecutive year, and nothing yet seems to be getting in his way when it comes to winning.
Every year, about a fifth of the revenue the Massachusetts State Lottery collects from those who play is handed out to the state’s 351 towns and cities. While more than 300 of those communities are home to convenience stores, bars or other places where people can buy lottery products, about 40 towns — mostly small, […]
The Massachusetts State Lottery is a major source of local aid for cities and towns, delivering hundreds of millions of dollars annually that communities use to improve public safety, schools and infrastructure. But have a look at our interactive map on the state’s distribution system of lottery funds to cities and towns, and you’ll notice some […]
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