Game Draw Date Results Next Drawing Date
Powerball07/19/201410-17-25-45-53, Powerball: 09, Power Play: 207/23/2014
MEGA Millions07/22/201414-18-22-31-47, Mega Ball: 1507/25/2014
Megaplier07/22/2014307/25/2014
Megabucks Plus07/19/201404-07-10-11-27, Megaball: 0507/23/2014
Hot Lotto07/19/201405-10-11-33-38, Hot Ball: 0707/23/2014
Lucky For Life07/21/201402-17-19-22-40, Lucky Ball: 3607/24/2014
Gimme 507/21/201411-16-21-27-3507/23/2014
Pick 4 Day07/22/20144-9-1-407/23/2014
Pick 3 Day07/22/20144-4-807/23/2014
Pick 4 Evening07/22/20146-7-3-307/23/2014
Pick 3 Evening07/22/20145-3-607/23/2014

Many people play the Maine lottery in the hopes of winning some big bucks. While you may dream of your next big win in the Maine state lottery, do you know about the history and background of the lottery or about where the proceeds from all those ticket sales go? If not, reading a bit of Maine lottery information may make the game even more fun.

Maine Lottery History

Maine has one of the oldest lotteries in the United States. However, most of their lottery games are affiliated with the tri-state area, which includes Vermont and New Hampshire.

The Maine lottery began in 1974 with the first game called “Play Me”, a fifty cent weekly draw ticket. The first instant win ticket for a game called the “Great Outdoors” was sold this same year, and, during this year, the weekly “Play Me” game changed its name to “Downeast Sweepstakes.” Six years later, the weekly drawing for the “Downeast Sweepstakes” ended, and shortly thereafter, the Pick 3 game began.

In 1985, the Tri-State Lotto Compact was approved among the tri-state area. A few months later, in that same year, the Pick 4 game began. From that point in time, the tri-state lotto begins to grow and expand, adding many other games over the years including Mega Bucks and Powerball.

Maine Lottery Proceeds

The proceeds from the Maine Lottery go mainly towards the General Fund for the state. The General Fund is responsible for supporting a number of programs throughout Maine.

  • In 2008, the Maine Lottery contributed just over $49,000,000 to the General Fund while $143,951,249 was contributed to player prizes. Interestingly enough, by law, 45% of lottery proceeds must be used for this purpose.
  • $16,535,950 was contributed to pay commissions to the agents who sell the tickets.
  • $11,083,323 was paid to vendors who sold tickets.
  • $811,844 was paid to the Outdoor Heritage Fund.
  • $3,302,223 was used to maintain the operations of the Maine Lottery.

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the winning number information on this web page, mistakes can occur. In the event of any discrepancies, Maine State laws and Maine Lottery regulations will prevail. Lottery data is provided for entertainment and informational purposes only. SuperMedia does not condone or encourage the practice of gambling by providing this information. If you or someone you love have a gambling problem, learn more through Gamblers Anonymous.

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Big Lottery Winners

Every state has a story to tell about some of their lottery winners. The state of Maine is no different. In 2007, Venison Turner, Jr. won a PowerBall jackpot of $300,000. He was interviewed for a paper where his picture was posted for all to see. However, he became famous due to the backlash of the readers of the paper. Instead of holding a mock check for the amount of money he was awarded, he was holding a check that revealed personal information such as his social security number and address. This was a dangerous situation according to many readers, because with this information, criminals could benefit from his blessing.

Winning Lottery Numbers

Many states have lottery games that require weekly scheduled drawings, including Maine. To find out if you are the big winner at one of the Maine lottery draw games, you can find the Maine winning lottery numbers at Superpages.com. You can also find additional Maine lottery information at the official website for Maine’s Lottery.

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