Game Draw Date Results Next Drawing Date
Powerball08/20/201404-08-21-38-40, Powerball: 03, Power Play: 208/23/2014
MEGA Millions08/19/201422-39-56-67-71, Mega Ball: 1508/22/2014
Wild Card08/20/201413-20-31-32-33, Wild Card: JD08/23/2014
Hot Lotto08/20/201417-25-27-34-38, Hot Ball: 0708/23/2014
Montana Cash08/20/201401-03-24-29-3308/23/2014
10 Spot Midday08/20/201403-04-08-14-15-25-27-29-32-37-41-48-52-62-64-65-66-69-72-7308/21/2014
10 Spot Evening08/20/201403-04-08-09-10-13-19-21-31-39-43-49-54-55-56-61-68-71-72-7908/21/2014

You may enjoy playing the Montana lottery, but how much Montana lottery information- or general lottery information- do you really know? Interestingly enough, the first lottery to ever be held predates the sail of Columbus in 1492, as it actually took place in 1490. Historical lotteries were authorized typically to raise money- for instance, in 1490 a lottery was used to fund the colonial army. Lotteries were also used to build educational institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton and to put a roof on the Capitol Building in the United States. Today, the Montana lottery, like the lotteries of the past, provides money to serve important public service functions... plus, it gives you a chance to win big.

Montana Lottery History

The Montana Lottery started in November of 1986. On November 4, voters passed the Montana State Lottery Act and Montana became the 23rd state to have a lottery in the United States. The Act passed with a 69% majority of the popular vote.

On June 24, 1987, the first lottery game, called POT OF GOLD, was introduced and tickets went on sale. The tickets were sold throughout the state by 1,047 retailers. Subsequently, in July of 1988, a television show named the BIG SPIN TV Show, aired a 30 minute special where $26,000 is awarded.

In 1989, on April 3, the Governor signed legislation that allowed for more cash prizes, and compensation to retailers for lottery sales. The legislation also allowed the Montana lottery to join with other lotteries across the nation, and lifted the restrictions placed on operating expenses.

In August of '89, the lottery launched its first scratch off game and in November joined the national lottery, then called Lotto America. In December of that same year, the BIG SPIN TV Show 460 finalist participated in the final show, where more than $7,730,000 is awarded the contestants over the course of the show.

Over the course of the years, the Montana Lottery has added many games, including Powerball to replace Lotto America, as well as many instant win scratch off games and pull tab games.

Montana Lottery Proceeds

Proceeds from state lotteries usually go to fund programs throughout the state for services such as education and other statewide initiatives. Proceeds also fund player prizes and help the lotto to maintain operations. In Montana:

  • By law, 45% of proceeds must be used to provide prizes for lottery winners.
  • Five percent of proceeds go to pay commission to retailers who sell the tickets for the lottery. As of 2010 in excess of $40.5 million has been allocated for this purpose.
  • Another portion of the proceeds is used to fund the cost of printing tickets and other forms of operation.
  • In July of 1999 a portion of proceeds also began to be transferred on a quarterly basis to the state’s General Fund. The General Fund is used at the overseer’s discretion as is necessary for programs throughout the state.

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, Montana State laws and Montana 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 lottery has their stories of winners who have made headlines. Sometimes these winners make the headlines because of the amounts they have won or because they have been irresponsible and lost it all. One famous winner from Montana is Katherine Summers. In 1990, Katherine Summers became the first winner of Lotto America before it became the Powerball. She won approximately $1.3 million.

Winning Lottery Numbers

You could be the next big Montana lottery winner, but you'll never know unless you check. You can find the Montana winning lottery numbers at and you can also read more Montana lottery information at the official Montana state lottery website.

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