The Massachusetts State Lottery this week reported record sales and net profit. It means more money should be available for future distribution to cash strapped cities and towns across the state. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Murphy’s Pop Shop in Springfield’s East Forest Park neighborhood is one of the top lottery sales agents in Massachusetts. Owner Patrick Murphy said his business was off due to the natural disasters that befell Springfield, but he’s not surprised lottery sales statewide during the last 12 months hit a record.