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Maine Lottery Numbers

The Pine Tree State takes part in a number of interstate lotteries and offers some great games of its very own. Use this page to find the latest Maine Lottery numbers – just click on a link to see the winning numbers from the most recent drawings.

Current lottery games include: Powerball – Mega Millions – Lotto America – Megabucks Plus – Lucky for Life – Gimme 5 – Pick 3 Evening – Pick 3 Midday – Pick 4 Evening – Pick 4 Midday.

– Latest Maine Numbers

Buying Maine Lottery Tickets

Maine lottery tickets aren’t currently available to buy outside of America, you can however take part in Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto America. Visit the Tickets page for more information.

Maine Lottery Drawing Schedule

ME take part in a wide range of multi-state and tri-state games, meaning there’s always something to play for! Find out when you can buy tickets for each lottery:

Game Draw Days Draw Times* Ticket Sales Close At*
Powerball Wednesday & Saturday 10:59 PM 9:50 PM
Mega Millions Tuesday & Friday 11:00 PM 9:50 PM
Lotto America Wednesday & Saturday 11:00 PM 9:30 PM
Lucky for Life Monday & Thursday 10:38 PM 9:30 PM
Pick 4 Daily 1:10 PM & 6:50 PM 1:00 PM & 6:45 PM
Pick 3 Daily 1:10 PM & 6:50 PM 1:00 PM & 6:45 PM
Gimme 5 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6:59 PM 6:45 PM
Megabucks Plus Wednesday & Saturday 7:59 PM 7:50 PM
*Times are shown in ET.

Game Information

The Maine Lottery participates in a number of interstate lottery games, such as Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America and Lucky for Life. As a member of the Tri-State Lottery, they also sell tickets for Tri-State Megabucks and Gimme 5. Other Maine Lottery games include Pick 3 and Pick 4.

Instant ticket games are also available from the Maine Lottery. These games can be purchased from any authorized retailer and can land you a life-changing amount of cash in less than a minute. Try one today and see what you could win!

Claiming Maine Lottery Prizes

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, there have been some changes in the way you claim prizes in Maine. You can find updates on our dedicated Coronavirus Lottery Updates page.

If you’ve won a Maine Lottery prize, then you will have one year from the date of the drawing or the announced end of game date (for instant tickets) to claim your winnings.

Won up to $600? You can redeem your prize at any Maine Lottery retailer. If you’ve won over that amount, then you can claim the money by mail, at a Lottery Retail agent location or in person at the Maine Lottery head offices in Hallowell. If claiming in Hallowell, bring a valid government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

Any prize worth $5,000 or more will be subject to a federal withholding tax of 25 percent and a Maine state tax of five percent.

Claim a prize by mail

To claim your prize of $600 and above, complete a claim form, staple the completed ticket to it, and send to:

Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations
8 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0008

Please allow five working days to process claims.

History of the Maine Lottery

The Maine Lottery has been paying out great cash prizes and supporting great causes in the state for over 40 years.

The Maine Lottery was established in 1973 after state voters approved its creation. The first drawing was held on June 27th, 1974 and the numbers were drawn by the state’s governor, Kenneth M. Curtis. The Tri-State Lottery was approved in April 1985, with Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont agreeing to share games between the three states. The Maine Lottery joined Lotto*America in July 1990, but left when the game ended in April 1992 and was replaced by Powerball. Tickets for the popular multi-state lottery game went back on sale in Maine in 2004 and the state joined Mega Millions in May 2010.

Revenue raised from Maine Lottery ticket sales is allocated to the state’s General Fund. Over $1 billion has been transferred to the fund since 1974. The money is distributed to a variety of programs and services throughout the state. When you play Maine Lottery games, you’re not just funding your own dreams – you’re helping your fellow residents!

Rules

You must be at least 18 years old to buy lottery tickets in Maine.

View the latest Maine Lottery numbers and prize payout information for Powerball, Mega Millions, Megabucks, Lucky for Life and more. Are you an ME Lottery winner?

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Maine State Lottery
Address: 10 WALTER STREET
HALLOWELL, MAINE 04347
Internet: http://www.mainelottery.com
E-mail Contact: N/A
Phone: TEL: (207) 287-3721
Fax: FAX: (207) 287-6769
Population: 1,318,301
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Gregg Mineo
Year Lottery Founded: 1974
Gross Sales FY 2015:
Gross Sales FY 2016:
$253,070,000
$272,339,484
Sales Per Capita: $175.58
Number of Employees: 25
Number of Retailers: 1,277
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
Number of Terminals: 985
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
2001 – onwards TBA
Advertising: NL Partners
Number of ITVMs: 160
Games Offered: Instant Games, Tri State Megabucks,Pick 3, Pick 4, Tri State Cash Lotto.Powerball.
Beneficiaries: General Fund – more than 200 programs throughout the state.

Background Information

The Maine State Lottery was established in 1974 after voters approved a statewide referendum the previous year. Tickets for the first weekly passive game called Play Me went on sale in June, and its first draw was held June 27, 1974.
The Lottery’s first instant ticket, the Great Outdoors, was released in June 1975. Pick 3 Daily Numbers was the first regular draw game, debuting in June 1980. Several months later, the weekly games were discontinued, with the last draw held in January 1981.
Maine was part of the first multistate lottery group in the United States, joining New Hampshire and Vermont in the Tri-State Lotto Compact in April 1985. The group’s first draw game was Tri-State Megabucks, a 6/30 lotto game which launched in September 1985. The Maine Lottery has found participation in multistate groups quite valuable, having joined MUSL in 2004 and the Mega Millions group in 2010. It formed yet another alliance in March 2012, joining the five other New England states in Lucky for Life.
The Lottery’s current lineup of draw games includes Powerball, Mega Millions, Tri State Megabucks Plus, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 and Pick 4.
In January 1996, a new line of instant tickets was created to benefit the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Proceeds from select $1 instant games each year are transferred to the Fund, which helps finance critical conservation and wildlife projects throughout Maine.
All other lottery proceeds benefit the state’s General Fund. These contributions are distributed to over 250 various state programs and services that have a direct impact on the citizens of Maine.

News Archive 2018
July 23, 2019 Maine Lottery sets records in Fiscal Year 2019!
September 5, 2018 Maine Lottery Records Its Best 12 Months Ever in FY2018

News Archive 2017
October 28, 2017 The Maine Lottery Gives Players a Chance at Winning Their Very Own Custom-Built Tiny House
April 29, 2017 The Maine State Lottery Surpassed $271 Million in Sales in 2016
April 29, 2017 Thousands Pack Augusta Civic Centre for Maine Lottery Party
April 29, 2017 OPEGA Report Finds State Lottery Did Not Target Low-Income Mainers

News Archive 2016
November 18, 2016 Legislative Investigation Finds Lottery Did Not Target Demographics
October 25, 2016 New Rule Prevents Lottery Winners from Receiving Food Stamps
September 6, 2016 Maine Lottery Hit the Jackpot in Latest Fiscal Year
August 12, 2016 Maine Legislature to Consider Regulating Fantasy Sports Gambling
July 29, 2016 New Law Bans Use of Some EBT Cards for Purchase of Lottery Tickets
April 16, 2016 Maine Legislators Unanimously Pass Bill Banning the Use of EBT Cash Purchases for Among Other Things Lottery Tickets
February 6, 2016 Lottery Ticket Sales Were Up State-Wide in 2015
January 13, 2016 Maine State Lottery Launch Scientific Games-Developed Player Loyalty Program and Mobile App
January 12, 2016 Governor Says he Would Sign Bill to Kill State Lottery

News Archive 2015
October 23, 2015 Maine Lottery Defends Itself Over Perceived Increase in Advertising
July 31, 2015 Maine Lottery Facing a Record Year
May 28, 2015 Trucks & Bucks: Maine Lottery Rolling Out A Popular Instant Ticket Game
March 27, 2015 In Defense of the Maine Lottery
March 21, 2015 Maine State Lottery Selects Advertising Agency

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