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Mass. Puts Limit On Purchase Of Cash WinFall Tickets

The state treasurer has put a limit on the number of tickets for one particular lottery game stores can sell per day following a report that sophisticated gamblers were buying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of tickets virtually guaranteeing them of turning a profit.

Treasurer Steven Grossman said Monday stores can sell a maximum of $5,000 worth of Cash WinFall tickets in a single day.

He also said the game, which has seen declining sales since it was introduced in 2004, will be phased out next spring.

Grossman acted following a report in The Boston Sunday Globe that said sophisticated gamblers had found a quirk in Cash WinFall's rules that virtually guarantees them a profit if they buy more than $100,000 worth of tickets at certain times of the year.

This program aired on August 2, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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