Lotteries

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday night. The Panthers (29-45-8) had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind only Buffalo (21-51-10), which had a 25 percent shot. Florida will have the first pick

Lotteries: March 17

Sunday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 9-6-3-6 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $5,354 Three digits $750 Two digits $64 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $446 First three digits $125 Last three digits $250 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 9871 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $5,125 Three digits $717 Two digits $61 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $214 First three digits $119 Last three digits $119 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Three digit (day): 257 Four digit (day): 4749 Three digit (eve): 721 Four

Lotteries, March 14

Friday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 6-3-3-0 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,661 Three digits $653 Two digits $56 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $388 First three digits $218 Last three digits $218 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 4-0-0-5 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $5,879 Three digits $823 Two digits $71 Any digit $7 ANY ORDER All four digits $490 First three digits $274 Last three digits $274 CONNECTICUT Play 3 Day: 3-8-0 Play 4 Day: 9-8-9-6 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Pick 3 (day): 2-1-8

Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 9

Sunday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 8-5-5-9 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $5,529 Three digits $774 Two digits $66 Any digit $7 ANY ORDER All four digits $461 First three digits $258 Last three digits $258 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 2-6-1-2 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,891 Three digits $685 Two digits $59 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $408 First three digits $114 Last three digits $114 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Three digit (day): 0-5-6 Four digit (day): 6-7-2-3 Three digit (eve): 3-4-4 Four

Friday, March 7

Friday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 3-6-0-3 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,927 Three digits $690 Two digits $59 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $411 First three digits $115 Last three digits $115 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 4-6-1-5 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,616 Three digits $646 Two digits $55 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $192 First three digits $108 Last three digits $108 CONNECTICUT Play 3 Day: 5-5-3 Play 4 Day: 4-5-7-4 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Pick 3 (day): 2-5-1

Panel OKs Plainville for 1st Mass. slots parlor

Panel OKs Plainville for 1st Mass. slots parlor BOSTON — A divided Massachusetts Gaming Commission chose Plainville on Thursday to be the site of the state’s first and only slots parlor. On a 3-to-2 vote, the panel offered the slots parlor license to Penn National Gaming, which plans to operate a $225 million facility at the Plainridge harness racetrack. The track has been struggling to stay afloat as horse racing faltered in Massachusetts in recent years. Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby voted along with Commissioner James

Coakley: Say no to online lottery push in Mass.

BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley warned Thursday against expanding the Massachusetts Lottery online. Allowing individuals to purchase lottery tickets over the Internet would require the use of credit cards, Coakley said, and using credit cards to buy lottery tickets has long been barred in Massachusetts out of fear that it would lure problem gamblers into crushing personal debt. Coakley, a Democratic candidate for governor, also said there are difficulties in verifying the age of online gamblers. “I feel pretty strongly that it is not

Lottery numbers Feb. 26

Wednesday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 2-0-1-5 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,523 Three digits $633 Two digits $54 Any digit $5 ANY ORDER All four digits $188 First three digits $105 Last three digits $105 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 6-2-3-7 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $5,179 Three digits $725 Two digits $62 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $216 First three digits $121 Last three digits $121 Megabucks Doubler: 6-12-16-26-39-47 MassCash: 12-14-25-28-30 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND (Me., N.H., Vt.) Three digit: (day) 5-5-6 Four

Monday, Feb. 24

Monday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 3-7-8-9 $Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,884 Three digits $684 Two digits $59 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $203 First three digits $114 Last three digits $114 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 2-7-0-4 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,732 Three digits $662 Two digits $57 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $197 First three digits $110 Last three digits $110 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Three digit: (day) 3-6-7 Four digit: (day) 8-1-0-8 Three digit: (eve) 3-5-5 Four

Sunday, Feb. 23

Sunday’s daily numbers MASSACHUSETTS (Evening): 4-0-3-9 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $4,692 Three digits $657 Two digits $56 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $195 First three digits $109 Last three digits $109 MASSACHUSETTS (Mid-day): 1-5-3-5 Payoffs/$1 bet EXACT ORDER Four digits $5,395 Three digits $755 Two digits $65 Any digit $6 ANY ORDER All four digits $450 First three digits $126 Last three digits $252 NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Three digit (day): 5-7-8 Four digit (day): 8-5-6-7 Three digit (eve): 4-1-9 Four