Masslottery.com is not a site to play lotteries online, but an information site advertising lottery games that can be played by purchasing tickets at retailers, locations of retailers and other information. It does offer one way to play online lotteries through another site it is associated with, but this VIP section is not easily apparent. Masslottery.com is owned and operated by the Massachusetts State Lottery in the USA.
What is Masslottery?
Unlike its name, this is not mass lotteries. Masslottery.com advertises Massachusetts lotteries that are available over the counter from retailers. The site offers information on six lotteries, 1 Horse Race betting, and 1 Keno plus instant scratch cards. Top prizes for the main draw, the Mega Millions, often exceeds $50 million. All of the lotteries are based in Massachusetts.
Masslottery.com – Not a Place to Play Online
Masslottery.com is not the place to play online lotteries and only provides information on lottery games in Massachusetts and locations of agents around the State to purchase lottery tickets. There is a link to a VIP Club (top of the page) which send emails for results of their lotteries, lottery news, member polls, and second-chance drawings.
Masslottery Customer Support
Customer Support at Masslottery.com is through email, telephone and snail mail. The thing to remember is there is no real need for customer support as this is an ‘information only site’ hence no payment options and very little to complain about. Well, that is, if you take exception to how busy their site is. Information is crammed into space. There are articles about different sporting events, announcements, scores and other information all over the place.
Some players complained that they had to wait six years for other players to join in due to the low popularity of one of the Instant Games. The game requires 560 winners be able to cash in on the $10 million prize pool [patriotledger.com].
Other Problems for Masslottery.com
There was a site (Mass-lottery.com – looks pretty official eh) that sent out what looked like official emails announcing that you won a prize of $30,000. What made this site look official was it provided a username and password. The intro-email stated before you received your prize a tax had to be paid. Click on the website and it would ask for personal information to secure the charges and would almost inevitably lead to identity theft [scambusters.org]. It has subsequently been taken down, but this is an excellent reminder to be very careful when sharing online your personal or credit card details.
Masslottery.com – The Bottom Line
Masslottery.com is simply an information site. If anyone would like to read about lotteries in the State of Massachusetts, this is the place to go. If you happen onto their VIP Membership section and link into the online lotteries, there is no information available until after you register. Most people would not waste time to go through the registration process not knowing what they are getting into or what the site has to offer! It definitely isn’t in competition with online lottery sites that provide access to actual lottery tickets.
Official Government Lotteries
Links to Play Online Vague
Only Massachusetts Lotteries
This site gets neither a thumbs up or thumbs down. It’s just there for information though even that isn’t presented in a real, user-friendly manner.