FACTS: The Massachusetts State Lottery is the most successful lottery in the country. In Fiscal Year 2012, the Lottery returned over $983 million in net profit to the Commonwealth, of which over $883.7 million in unrestricted direct local aid was distributed to the 351 cities and towns. That is more than twice the amount of money that the two Connecticut casinos, combined, returned in revenue to the state.
Money spent in casinos goes into the pockets of billionaire casino investors. Money spent on the Mass State Lottery goes directly back to the residents of Massachusetts.