Montana Lottery Results
Latest Montana lottery results for POWERBALL ✔, MEGA MILLIONS ✔, MONTANA CASH ✔, BIG SKY BONUS ✔, LUCKY FOR LIFE MT ✔, LOTTO AMERICA MT ✔. Find all the information about lotteries in Montana. Check your ticket or search past draws if you won the jackpot.
Montana Winning Numbers
Montana Lottery Games
Founded in June 1987, the Montana Lottery offers mostly multi-jurisdictional games, although two locally run games and a special festive game are also available.
Proceeds from the Montana Lottery are paid to the State Legislature, which is diverted to the state General Fund and to college scholarship funding programs for students pursuing qualifications in science, technology, engineering, math and healthcare subjects.
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 their 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 Quick Pick also being 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 those who prefer random selections.
Lotto America is a popular multi-jurisdictional game that is 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, with Quick Picks also available for random selections.
For an additional $1.00, players can add the All-Star Bonus Multiplier to boost non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.
Montana Cash is a straightforward lottery game that costs just $1.00 for two lines.
Players choose five numbers from 1 to 45 or can go for a Quick Pick to enter with randomly chosen numbers. For an additional $1.00, participants can add Max Cash to their ticket, to enter numbers into a second draw for the chance to win a progressive jackpot that is often higher than the main draw!
Montana Millionaire is an annual raffle-style draw that costs $20 to enter.
Only 250,000 Montana Millionaire tickets are sold per year, sequentially from 000001 to 250000, and with no play slips to fill in, simply ask for a Montana Millionaire ticket to get the next available number.
In addition to the main Montana Millionaire draw, two Early Bird draws take place during the last week of November and one week before Christmas. All pre-purchased tickets are automatically entered into these draws.
2,500 Montana Millionaire tickets are also chosen at random as Instant Win tickets, for up to four chances to win.
Big Sky Bonus is a straightforward daily lottery that costs $2.00 to enter.
Players choose four main numbers from 1 to 31, plus a Bonus Number from 1 to 16. A Quick Pick option is also available for numbers chosen at random.
Montana Lottery Game Schedule
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Montana lottery game.
|Lucky for Life||20:35||20:35||20:35||20:35||20:35||20:35||20:35|
|Montana Millionaire|| Early bird draws in late November and one week before Christmas
Main draw takes place between December 25 and January 1
|Big Sky Bonus||19:30||19:30||19:30||19:30||19:30||19:30||19:30|
Montana Lottery Odds and Jackpots
Although Big Sky Bonus has the best odds, the most lucrative jackpots can be obtained through Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life. The annual Montana Millionaire draw has incredibly attractive odds for the prize on offer, with the draw format and limited volume of tickets guaranteeing that jackpot winners won’t share any prizes.
|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|
|Montana Cash||1 in 610,880||$40,000|
|Montana Millionaire||1 in 250,000||$1 million|
|Big Sky Bonus||1 in 31,465||Depends on ticket sales|
Montana Lottery Advance Play Options
All regular Montana 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|
|Big Sky Bonus||Up to 7|
|Powerball||Up to 24|
|Mega Millions||Up to 24|
|Montana Cash||Up to 24|
|Lotto America||Up to 24|
|Lucky for Life||Up to 24|
Montana Lottery Scratch-Offs
Known as Scratch Games in Montana, scratch-offs have multiple prizes, with jackpots typically being proportional to the cost of the scratch-off itself.
Montana Lottery scratch-offs range inprice from $1.00 to $20, with jackpots ranging from $1,000 to $500,000!
Lower-priced games have winning odds of around 1 in 5, with the more lucrative games having winning odds of around 1 in 3.
Detailed information about scratch-offs, prize tiers, payouts and odds is available on the official Montana Lottery website .
Montana Lottery Tax Information
The tables below highlight taxes payable on Montana Lottery prizes.
Montana Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents amount to 30.9% on prizes over $5,000, as detailed below.
|Over $5,000||State Taxes||6.9%|
Montana Lottery Taxes for U.S. citizens and residents who fail to provide a Social Security number amount to 24% on prizes between $600 and $5,000, as detailed below.
|Between $600 and $5,000||Federal Taxes||24%|
Montana Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens and residents amount to 30% on prizes between $600 and $5,000, as detailed below.
|Between $600 and $5,000||Federal Taxes||30%|
Montana Lottery Taxes for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents amount to 36.9% on all prizes over $5,000, as detailed below.
|Over $5,000||State Taxes||6.9%|
How to Claim Montana Lottery Payouts
There are multiple ways that winnings can be collected in Montana.
Prizes of $600 or less can be claimed:
- At Montana Lottery retailers
- At Montana Lottery Headquarters
- By mail
Prizes exceeding $600 can be claimed:
- At Montana Lottery Headquarters
- By mail
All claims for prizes exceeding $600 must include the signed winning lottery ticket, a completed Winner Claim Form and a form of photo ID.
How to Contact the Montana Lottery
|Operator||Games||Official Website||Main Address||Local Tel. No.|
|Montana Lottery|| Powerball
Lucky for Life
Big Sky Bonus
|www.montanalottery.com|| 2525 North Montana Ave.,
Which Montana Lottery scratch-off has the biggest jackpot?
Although the value of the most lucrative Montana Lottery scratch-offs change on a periodic basis, the biggest jackpot on offer is typically $500,000.
Can I buy Montana Lottery tickets online?
No, tickets are only sold at authorized Montana Lottery retailers.
How much tax is paid on Montana Lottery winnings?
Taxation on Montana Lottery winnings depends on player residency and citizenship.
For U.S. citizens and residents, 30.9% tax is levied on all Montana Lottery prizes over $5,000, of which 6.9% is state tax and 24% is federal tax.
U.S. citizens and residents who fail to provide a valid Social Security number pay 24% federal tax on all prizes between $600 and $5,000.
Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 30% federal tax on all prizes between $600 and $5,000.
Non-U.S. citizens or non-residents pay 36.9% tax on all prizes over $5,000, of which 6.9% is state tax and 30% is federal tax.
How do Montana Lottery winners get paid?
Some Montana lottery games pay in regular instalments or lump sums, while others pay out lump sums only.
How long does it take to receive Montana Lottery winnings?
All prizes claimed in person at Montana Lottery Retailers and Montana Lottery Headquarters are usually paid out the same day.
All prizes claimed by mail will be processed in the order received. Although the Montana Lottery does not set out a specific timeline for payouts, players can expect to wait up to a month for winnings.
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.