# Maine Lottery

In 1973, residents of Maine were given a referendum in which they voted for the establishment of a state lottery. One year later, Maine’s first draw-based game, Play Me, was introduced followed by an instant game known as the Great Outdoors in 1975. In 1985, it joined the Tri State Lotto Compact along with New Hampshire and Vermont in order to expand its portfolio of games. Today, Maine is a member of both the multi-state jackpot draw, mega Millions as well as Lucky for Life. Since its inception, the ticket proceeds amounting to $1.24 billion have been transferred to the Maine State Government’s General Fund which distributed funds to help local schools, higher educations and health services.

**The Games and Odds**

- Powerball(5/69+1/26) – Odds of winning jackpot:1 in 292,201,338
- Mega Millions (5/75+1/15) – 1 in 258,890,850
- Hot Lotto (5/47+1/19) – 1 in 29,144,841
- Tri-State Mega Bucks Plus (5/41+1/6) – 1 in 4,496,388
- Gimme 5 (5/39) – 1 in 575,757

**How to be a Powerball Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Powerball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Powerball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 3 correct numbers with Powerball
- 2 correct numbers with Powerball
- 1 correct number with Powerball
- Powerball

**How to be aMega Millions Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers, no Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 1 correct number with Mega Ball
- Mega Ball Only

**How to be a Hot Lotto Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Hot Ball
- 5 correct numbers (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)
- 4 correct numbers with Hot Ball (Additional Sizzler Numbers Triples Prize)
- 4 correct numbers (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)
- 3 correct numbers with Hot Ball (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)
- 3 correct numbers (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)
- 2 correct numbers with Hot Ball (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)
- 1 correct number with Hot Ball (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)
- Hot Ball (Additional Sizzler Number Triples Prize)

**How to be a Lucky for Life Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with lucky ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct number with lucky ball
- Lucky ball

**How to be a Tri-State Mega Bucks Plus Winner**

- 5 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers with Mega Ball
- 2 correct numbers
- 1 correct numbers with Mega Ball

**How to be a Gimmer 5 Winner**

- 5 correct numbers
- 4 correct numbers
- 3 correct numbers
- 2 correct numbers