MA State Lottery local aid formula, local aid by zip code (2000 - 2014)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Department of Revenue of Massachusetts.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

• The local aid formula and relevant procedures used by the Massachusetts State Lottery to determine the appropriate level of community aid returned to cities and towns from revenue earned by the MA Lotto

• Any policies or regulations regarding the use of MA Lottery local aid money by municipalities

• All available data by zip code regarding the distribution of lottery revenue-derived community support from 2000 through 2014 (for reference:

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Department of Revenue

A no responsive documents response.

From: Teja, Christian

Please see the attached response to this request.

Christian Teja
Director of Communications
Massachusetts State Lottery

From: MuckRock

Hello Mr. Teja,

Thank you very much for your message. I will forward this request to the Department of Revenue as directed.

Have a wonderful weekend,

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

The Massachusetts State Lottery has recommended that this request be forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Toomey, Joyce M.

Good Afternoon:

Please find attached my letter of response with regard to your Freedom of Information Act request sent to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue relating to the MA State Lottery local aid formula, local aid by zip code (2000 - 2014).

If you have trouble accessing the document, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Joyce M. Toomey, Tax Counsel
Litigation Bureau - Disclosure
Massachusetts Department of Revenue
100 Cambridge Street, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 9565
Boston, MA 02114-9565
(617) 626-2967
FAX (617) 626-3245

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From: Department of Revenue

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Toomey,

Thank you very much for this! I'll be in touch if I have any questions.