What are the odds of winning Megabucks in Maine?

1 in 5.9
Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 5.9. Prize amounts based on a $2 play. If there are multiple jackpot winners for a drawing, the Jackpot prize will be divided equally among jackpot winners.

Which Maine Lottery has the best odds?

Tri-State Megabucks: $2.00 per Play Drawn every Wednesday and Saturday evening with a jackpot that starts at $1 million, Megabucks has the best odds of any of our draw games (meaning not an instant ticket game).

Can you claim lottery winnings anonymously in Maine?

To protect yourself and your winnings, we strongly encourage you to sign the back of your ticket. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments; therefore, without a name and address on the back of the ticket, anyone in possession of the ticket can file a claim.

What do you win if you get the Megaplier number?

What about the megaplier? The megaplier costs an extra $1 but the payoff could be huge. Megaplier lets players increase non-jackpot prize winnings by two, three, four or five times. So if you win the $1 million second-tier prize in Mega Millions, and the megaplier number drawn is 5, your prize would be $5 million.

How old do you have to be to buy a scratch off in Maine?

18 years of age
Be at least 18 years of age. Have no tax delinquency and otherwise comply with state tax laws. Retailers must follow all procedures, policies, rules and regulations pertaining to the Maine State Lottery.

Can you buy lottery tickets with a credit card in Maine?

Can I use a credit card for my purchase? No, the Maine Lottery does not accept credit or debit cards as payment. Check or money order payments are accepted.

Has anyone from Maine ever won Mega Millions?

An agreement was reached on October 13, 2009, for Mega Millions and Powerball to be available through any US lottery. Currently, 46 lotteries offer Mega Millions and Powerball. Since rejoining MUSL in 2004, Maine has not sold a Powerball jackpot ticket; it also has yet to produce a Mega Millions jackpot winner.

Is it true you can claim losing lottery tickets on your taxes?

Gambling losses are indeed tax deductible, but only to the extent of your winnings. Gambling losses are indeed tax deductible, but only to the extent of your winnings and requires you to report all the money you win as taxable income on your return. The deduction is only available if you itemize your deductions.

How does Mega Millions megaplier work?

“Megaplier®” means Mega Millions® game feature, known as “Megaplier®“, by which a player, for an additional wager of $1 per play, can increase the guaranteed prize amount or pari-mutuel prize amount, as applicable, excluding the Jackpot Prize by a factor of two, three, four, or five times depending upon the multiplier …

What is the multiplier on the Mega Millions?

Plays are $2 per game. For an additional $1 per play, the Megaplier, if activated, multiplies non-jackpot prizes. Multipliers are 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x (a second-prize Megaplier play can win $5 million cash). The Megaplier is not available in California, or on Just the Jackpot wagers (where offered.)

How do I use easy pick on Megabucks Plus?

Each Megabucks Plus play is $2. Mark the Easy Pick (EP) box on each play to let the computer terminal randomly pick your numbers. You can select Easy Pick for any or all of the five (5) numbers in the upper panel and/or the one (1) number in the lower panel.

How often can I purchase Megabucks Plus tickets?

For more information, please visit the subscriptions page of our website. Megabucks Plus tickets can be purchased daily. The cut off time for ticket sales is 7:50 PM ET on the day of the draw. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:59 PM ET.

How many panels can you play on a Megabucks Plus board?

On a Megabucks Plus play slip, in the upper portion of the panel, mark five (5) numbers from 1 to 41 and in the lower yellow portion of the panel, mark one (1) number from 1 to 6. You may play up to five (5) panels on a single play slip.

What days are Megabucks Plus drawings held?

Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:59 PM ET. You can watch the Megabucks Plus drawings every Wednesday and Saturday by visiting the Tri-State Lotto Commission official drawing webcast. How to Win! Match your numbers to those drawn by the Lottery to win cash prizes!