Posted inEconomy

Mass. should suspend lottery ticket sales

LAST MONTH, Massachusetts Lottery officials announced recent sales figures for lottery tickets. The numbers aren’t pretty. Sales from the week ended April 18 were down 33 percent compared to the first week of March. The recent drop-off is due primarily to the fallout from COVID-19. Some businesses that sell lottery tickets have closed temporarily. Tickets […]

Posted inThe Download

Three takes on Lottery move

There are three ways to look at the Massachusetts Lottery’s decision to move its headquarters from Braintree to Dorchester. From an economic perspective, the move is expected to hike costs. The new lease is $15.2 million over 10 years, or an average of $1.5 million a year. The expiring Braintree lease is $2.2 million a […]