Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Montana?
No. In Montana, 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 are also considered public information. However, the MT Lottery cannot use a winner’s name or photo for promotional purposes without express written permission from the winner.
How much is the MT Lottery today?
You can find the latest MT Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the Lottery.com Montana Lottery Jackpots page.
How much will I pay in taxes if I win the MT Lottery?
For state residents, prizes greater than $5,000 are subject to state tax withholdings of 6.9% and an additional 24% federal tax withholding.
How long does it take to receive MT 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 MT Lottery ticket online?
At this time, tickets must be purchased at an authorized retailer.
About the Montana Lottery
The Montana Lottery was created officially in 1986 with the passage of Legislative Referendum 100. The first tickets went on sale on June 24, 1987, and Montanans were clearly excited to play - a record-setting 1.1 million tickets were sold on the very first day.
Since the 90s, MT Lottery revenue has gone back into the State General Fund, which funds the majority of state programs, including public health and education, and government. Nearly $260 million has been generated for the state by the MT Lottery since its inception, and more than $590 million has been paid out in prize money.
To learn more about the Montana State Lottery please visit the official website.
Information on responsible gaming and problem gaming is available here. Or call 1-800-522-4700.