Published: December 8, 2022

Massachusetts State Lottery players have claimed over $50 million in prizes through the mobile cashing feature that launched on the Mass Lottery app

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Function is offering convenience and savings in gasoline costs to customers,

as well as sustainability benefits


DORCHESTER, MA (December 8, 2022) – Massachusetts State Lottery players have claimed over $50 million in prizes through the mobile cashing feature that launched on the Mass Lottery app in September of 2021, saving them over $312,000 in gasoline costs through the elimination of vehicle trips to Lottery claim centers, while also promoting sustainability.


The mobile cashing feature gives customers the ability to claim prizes of $601 to $5,000 securely through the Mass Lottery app and receive their winnings electronically to their bank account. Prior to the introduction of this feature, these prize claims had to be processed at one of six Lottery claim centers or submitted by mail.


“Lottery players clearly appreciate having the ability to utilize new technology such as the mobile app,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “In addition to greater convenience, the app provides the added benefit of positive environmental impacts by eliminating unnecessary driving and production of paper checks.”


Over 39,000 prize claims have been fulfilled through the app, with over 20,000 players submitting claims. Eliminating vehicle trips to Lottery claim centers for these transactions has preserved over 77,000 gallons of gas, resulting in a carbon emissions reduction of over 1.5 million pounds. The continuing environmental impact of mobile cashing is being tracked on the Mass Lottery website.


The Mass Lottery app also allows registered users to scan tickets to see if they are winners. Over 146,000 users have registered. During the month of November, when the Powerball jackpot reached $2 billion, there were nearly 12,000 new registrations. The Mass Lottery app is available for both Android and iOS devices.


“Hitting the $50 million mark in mobile claims is a fortuitous milestone as the year-long celebration of our 50th anniversary nears its conclusion,” said Mark William Bracken, Interim Executive Director of the Mass Lottery. “The benefits that the app facilitates are many, and the increase in new registrations during the run-up to the recent record-setting Powerball jackpot illustrates that consumers are instinctively seeking mobile options to enhance their lottery experience.”


Since selling its first ticket on March 22, 1972, the Mass Lottery has generated over $143 billion in revenues, awarded over $100 billion in prizes, returned over $31 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth for unrestricted local aid provided to cities and towns, and paid over $8 billion in commissions and bonuses to its statewide network of retailers.



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