New lottery game set for all 6 New England states

The Associated Press
Posted Feb. 28, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.

BOSTON — The first New England-wide lottery game will hold its initial drawing next month.

The top prize winners in the “Lucky for Life” game will receive $1,000 a day for the rest of their lives.

The $2 tickets will be sold at lottery outlets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Drawings will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, with the first drawing scheduled for March 15.

Massachusetts Lottery Director Paul Sternberg said Tuesday that it was the first time all six New England states have collaborated on a game.

A similar version of “Lucky for Life” has been played in Connecticut for the past few years, with top prize winners receiving $2,000 a week for life.

In Massachusetts, the game replaces “Cash WinFall,” which is ending after about seven years.

 

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