General information about Maine Lottery Gimme 5
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in May, 2013, or 5 years, 7 months and 4 days ago. Gimme Five ME is currently available only in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Gimme Five ME. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Maine State Lottery. In case you want to know more about Maine State Lottery, here is their official website: http://mainelottery.com/index.html. Gimme 5 Maine results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Maine State Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Hot line: (207) 287-3721
- Email: [email protected]
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Gimme 5 Maine results
Gimme 5 Maine results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Maine State Lottery in New Hampshire. At the moment, draws are held three a week. To be more precise, they are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on May 15, 2013, or 5 years, 7 months and 4 days ago.
How it works: picking up Gimme 5 Maine numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 39. As you can see, players are to choose five main Gimme 5 Maine numbers from the range between 1 and 39 Gimme 5 Maine numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers.
Maine Lottery Gimme 5 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Gimme Five ME is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for $100,000. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 575,757. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five Gimme 5 Maine numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 9.
Maine Lottery Gimme 5 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Gimme 5 Maine numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 28, 16, 34, 15, and 08. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 35, 23, 20, 01, and 37.
Payouts of Maine Lottery Gimme 5 prizes
Keep in mind that Gimme Five ME jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It can be received at either the operator's HQ or prize centers. Prizes of other categories can be received there too, while amounts under $600 are also payable at the retail agent locations. Besides, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, Gimme Five ME winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are federal and state taxes of 25% and 5% respectively on amounts over $5,000. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Gimme 5 Maine results.