BOSTON (CBS/AP) — State Treasurer Steven Grossman has asked for a review of the Massachusetts Lottery’s Cash WinFall game to find out how a single group of bettors was able to manipulate a multimillion-dollar drawing and win nearly all of the prize money.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Grossman, whose office oversees the lottery, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that while there is no presumption of wrongdoing, he wants to make sure the integrity of the lottery is protected.

He requested that state Inspector General Gregory Sullivan conduct the probe and Sullivan agreed.

The Boston Globe reported Sunday that a betting group led by an MIT graduate was able to buy up more than 80 percent of the tickets for an August 2010 Cash WinFall drawing and walk off with most of the more than $2 million in prize money.

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Comments (4)
  1. jaygee says:

    This is totally laughable. The story in the Globe explained fully how the scheme worked and since the game is going to be discontinued, why waste time now “doing an investigation? Some people at the Lottery were complicit and assisted the buyers of the tickets so just what is it that Mr. Grossman doesn’t understand?

  2. taxedout says:

    Don’t tell me Tim Cahill was in charge when this was going on, he never would have let this happen!!!!Think this will hurt future sales??? I’m not buying!!!

  3. roger ryan says:

    the lottery bites the big one nothing but a scam the lottery used to be a good game do not trust the lottery

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