Maine Lottery Results
Latest Maine lottery results for POWERBALL ✔, MEGA MILLIONS ✔, MEGABUCKS PLUS ✔, GIMME 5 ✔, WPT ✔, LUCKY FOR LIFE ME ✔, PICK 4 ✔, PICK 3 ✔, LOTTO AMERICA ME ✔. Find all the information about lotteries in Maine. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot.
Maine Winning Numbers
Maine Lottery Games
Founded in February 1974, the first Maine Lottery game took place in June the same year. The Maine Lottery currently offers a wide range of lottery games at both multi-jurisdictional and state level, with Maine residents having multiple opportunities every day to win life-changing sums of money.
Proceeds from the Maine Lottery go to the state’s General Fund, which funds schools, higher education and health services.
Powerball is a world-famous lottery renowned for its long odds and often lucrative jackpots.
Powerball tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five numbers between 1 and 69 plus a Powerball number between 1 and 26. Players can choose numbers manually or go for a Quick Pick. A Power Play option is also available, costing $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Mega Millions is another world-renowned lottery that’s even harder to win than Powerball, but with a very similar format.
As with Powerball, tickets cost $2.00.
Players must choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25, with a Quick Pick option also available for random selections. Mega Millions has an additional Megaplier option for $1.00 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Lucky for Life is a popular lottery game played across 23 states and the District of Columbia, giving players the chance to win $1,000 a day (paid out as $365,000 annually) for the rest of their lives, or the option to take home a lump sum of $5.75 million.
Tickets cost $2.00, with players choosing five main numbers from 1 to 48 and a Lucky Ball number between 1 and 18. Quick Pick is also available for random selections.
Lotto America is a popular multi-jurisdictional game available in 13 states.
Entry costs $1.00, with players choosing five numbers from 1 to 52 and a Star Ball from 1 to 10. Quick Picks are also available for random selections.
For an additional $1.00, players can add the All-Star Bonus Multiplier to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.
Megabucks Plus is a multi-jurisdictional lottery game that is also available in New Hampshire and Vermont. Entry costs just $2.00, for the best overall odds of any Maine lottery game.
Participants must choose five numbers from 1 to 41 and a Mega Ball number from 1 to 6. Random Quick Picks are available for both the main and Mega Ball numbers.
World Poker Tour is a two-part draw game. Entry costs $2.00 and is available via Quick Pick only.
The first part of World Poker Tour is an instant-win game and, if the ticket has a winning poker hand, up to $5,000 can be won on the spot!
The ticket remains valid for the draw game, for a chance to win the jackpot by matching all five cards drawn.
ALL IN can be added to a ticket for an additional $1.00 (available for the instant-win game only) for the chance to win an additional jackpot that starts at $10,000 and accumulates until it is won.
Gimme 5 is a straightforward lottery that costs just $1.00 to enter.
Participants choose five numbers from 1 to 39 or can go for a Quick Pick to play with random selections.
Pick 4 has multiple entry options available in increments of $0.50, from $0.50 to $5.00.
Players must choose four numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn or in any order.
Alternatively, players can bet on matching the front, middle or back pairs of numbers, or bet on matching a single digit out of four.
Pick 3 has multiple entry options, with stakes available in increments of $0.50, from $0.50 to $5.00.
Players must choose three numbers from 0 to 9, and because each number is chosen independently, the same number can be chosen repeatedly if desired. Participants then choose whether to bet on matching numbers in the order drawn or in any order.
Alternatively, players can bet on matching the front or back pairs of numbers, or bet on matching a single digit out of three
Maine Lottery Game Schedule
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Maine lottery game.
|Lucky for Life||22:38||22:38||22:38||22:38||22:38||22:38||22:38|
|World Poker Tour||21:05||21:05||21:05||21:05||21:05||21:05||21:05|
|Pick 4|| 13:10
|Pick 3|| 13:10
Maine Lottery Odds and Jackpots
Although Pick 3 has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life.
|Lottery Game||Winning Odds||Minimum Jackpot|
|Mega Millions||1 in 302,575,350||$40 million|
|Powerball||1 in 292,201,338||$40 million|
|Lucky for Life||1 in 30,821,472|| $1,000 a day for life
($5.75 million if players take the lump-sum option)
|Lotto America||1 in 25,989,600||$2 million|
|Megabucks Plus||1 in 4,496,388||$1 million|
|World Poker Tour||1 in 2,598,960||$100,000|
|Gimme 5||1 in 575,757||$100,000|
|Pick 4||1 in 10,000||$2,500|
|Pick 3||1 in 1,000||$250|
Maine Lottery Advance Play Options
With the exception of Lucky for Life and World Poker Tour, all Maine Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that can be entered at once being highlighted in the table below.
|Lottery Game||No. of Advance Draws Players Can Enter|
|Mega Millions||Up to 20|
|Lotto America||Up to 20|
|Gimme 5||Up to 30|
|Pick 3||Up to 42|
|Pick 4||Up to 42|
|Megabucks Plus||Up to 104|
|Powerball||Up to 104|
Maine Lottery Subscription
The Maine Lottery subscription service allows players to order, renew and manage their Powerball and Megabucks Plus entries online.
Players can enter up to 104 of these draws at a time.
Maine Lottery Scratch-Offs
Known as Instant Games in Maine, scratch-offs can pay out multiple prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.
Maine Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $25, with jackpots ranging from $500 to $1 million!
Lower-priced games typically have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3.
Instant Games are removed from sale as soon as all jackpots have been claimed, with players having a further 180 days to claim prizes.
Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Maine Lottery website .
Maine Lottery Tax Information
The tables below highlight taxes payable on Maine Lottery prizes.
Maine Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 29% on prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.
|Over $5,000||State Taxes||5%|
Maine Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 35% on all prizes exceeding $5,000, as detailed below.
|Over $5,000||State Taxes||5%|
How to Claim Maine Lottery Payouts
There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected in Maine.
Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed at Maine Lottery retail agents.
Prizes exceeding $600 can be claimed:
● At Maine Lottery Headquarters
● By mail
Players who win more than $600 can also go to a Maine Lottery retail agent for validation and to receive a claim receipt, to speed up the claim process.
Players who wish to claim prizes exceeding $600 in-person, must take a government-issued photo ID, valid passport and a military or social security ID card with them, along with the signed winning ticket.
All claims sent by mail for prizes exceeding $600, must include the signed winning lottery ticket and a completed claim form .
How to Contact the Maine Lottery
|Operator||Games||Official Website||Main Address||Local Tel. No.|
|Maine Lottery|| Powerball
Lucky for Life
World Poker Tour
|https://www.mainelottery.com/|| 19 Union St,
Which Maine Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?
Although the value of the most lucrative Maine Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically around $1 million.
Can I buy Maine Lottery tickets online?
No, tickets are only sold at authorized Maine Lottery retailers.
How much tax is paid on Maine Lottery winnings?
Taxation on Maine Lottery winnings depends on player residency and citizenship.
For U.S. citizens and residents, 29% tax is levied on all Maine Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 5% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.
Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 35% tax on all prizes over $5,000, of which 5% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.
How do Maine Lottery winners get paid?
Some Maine lottery games pay in regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.
How long does it take to receive Maine Lottery winnings?
Prizes NOT claimed at Maine Lottery retail agents are subject to a payout waiting period of up to five business days. This waiting period includes prizes claimed in person and by mail.
How is the $1,000 a day Lucky for Life jackpot paid out?
Players who win the Lucky for Life jackpot will receive annual payments of $365,000 for the rest of their lives, or a lump sum of $5.75 million.
If there are multiple Lucky for Life jackpot winners, a lump sum of $5.75 million will be split equally between them.
Lucky for Life annuity payouts are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years, so if the winner dies before receiving 20 years of payouts, the remaining payments will go to their estate.