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Media Advisory: Mass Lottery Eclipses $1 Billion in Sports-Themed Ticket Sales

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
EMBARGOED AUGUST 19                                             

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY 

MASSACHUSETTS LOTTERY ECLIPSES $1 BILLION IN SPORTS-THEMED TICKET SALES

WHO: TREASURER TIMOTHY P. CAHILL and OWNERS AND EXECUTIVES FROM THE BOSTON BRUINS, BOSTON CELTICS,  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AND THE BOSTON RED SOX


WHAT: Treasurer Cahill and Executives and Owners from the four Boston area professional sports teams announce that the Massachusetts State Lottery has sold more than $1 billion in sports-themed game tickets.

WHERE: EMC Club, Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215 (Enter at Gate D)
   
WHEN: THURSDAY, AUG. 19 @ 12:30 P.M.

WHY: Since creating the sports-themed instant ticket market in 2006, the Massachusetts State Lottery has entered into partnerships with all four Boston-area professional sports franchises. These relationships have created the most successful market for sports-themed lottery games in the nation. The Lottery has sold more than $1 billion in sports-themed tickets, raising more than $140 million for the Bay State’s 351 cities and towns.

Contacts: Lottery - Dan Rosenfeld, Communications Director, 781-849-5600; Treasury - Dave Kibbe, Communications Director, 617-367-6900
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