Information on the ME Lottery, which offers players big multi-state games like Powerball and Mega Millions and exciting tri-state games Megabucks, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Gimme 5. Read on for how to buy tickets, the drawing schedule, game information, how to claim a prize, and more.
Check the latest Maine Lottery numbers using the links on the top menu for Powerball and Mega Millions and on the left menu for tri-state games. You can also view results for interstate games Lucky for Life and Lotto America.
Buying Maine Lottery Tickets
Taking part in Maine Lottery games when you don't live in the state is easy - just go visit the Pine Tree State and find an authorized retailer.
Maine Lottery Drawing Schedule
ME takes 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|
|Megabucks Plus||Wednesday & Saturday||7:59 PM||7:50 PM|
|Pick 3||Daily||1:10 PM & 6:50 PM||1:00 PM & 6:45 PM|
|Pick 4||Daily||1:10 PM & 6:50 PM||1:00 PM & 6:45 PM|
|Gimme 5||Monday, Wednesday & Friday||6:59 PM||6:45 PM|
|*Times are shown in ET.|
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 the Tri-State games Megabucks, Gimme 5, 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
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!
You must be at least 18 years old to buy lottery tickets in Maine.