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Mass. lottery launches new limited edition ticket to celebrate 50th anniversary of first ticket

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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DORCHESTER, Mass. — The Massachusetts Lottery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world’s first instant ticket with the launch of ‘The Instant Game’ ticket. ‘The Instant Game’ is a $2 ticket named in honor of the original $1 ticket that debuted May 29, 1974. “Over the last 50 years, instant tickets have become a leading product for lotteries across the country, and it all started here in Massachusetts,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. “The new retro ticket is a fun way...

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