Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Maine?
No. In Maine, certain information is legally considered public information, including the winner’s name, prize amount, and area of residence. Winners may claim their prizes as a trust, although the names of trusts that collect prizes are also published.
How much is the ME Lottery today?
You can find the latest ME Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the Lottery.com Maine Lottery Jackpots page.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the ME Lottery?
For state residents, prizes greater than $5,000 are subject to state tax withholdings of 5% and an additional 24% federal tax withholding.
How long does it take to receive ME Lottery winnings?
Prizes less than $600 can be claimed instantly at an authorized retailer. Larger prizes must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters or mailed in and will take longer to process.
Can I buy a Maine Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the Maine Lottery
The Maine Lottery was created in 1973 when Maine voters passed a statewide referendum, then officially began operations in 1974. The first-ever state drawing was held on June 27, 1974. Every year, millions of dollars in prize money is paid out to winners, and local Maine businesses receive millions in commissions and bonuses for selling lottery products. The majority of lottery revenue is earmarked for the State General Fund, which supports programs and services such as education, public health, and the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Since its inception, the Maine Lottery had paid out more than $2 billion in prize money and over $1.24 billion to the State General Fund.
To learn more about the Maine Lottery please visit the official Maine State Lottery website.
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