MA puts limit on lottery ticket purchases after gamblers find profit loophole

MA puts limit on lottery ticket purchases after gamblers find profit loophole

MA puts limit on lottery ticket purchases after gamblers find profit loophole

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by WHAS11 Web Producer

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 3:34 PM

(WHAS11)  Massachusetts has now put a limit on lottery ticket purchases, after a report showed that some gamblers were getting through a loophole.

Stores in that state can now only sell a maximum of $5,000 worth of Cash WinFall tickets on a single day and the game, which has seen declining sales, will be phased out next spring.

It all comes after a report from the Boston Sunday Globe which said professional gamblers had found a quirk in Cash WinFall’s rules that guaranteed them a profit, if they bought over $100,000 worth of tickets at certain times of the year.
 

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