General information about Maine Lottery Pick 3
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in November, 1980, or 38 years, 3 months and 9 days ago. Day drawings, however, take place since June 29, 2003. ME Lottery Pick Three is currently available only in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as ME Lottery Pick Three. 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://www.mainelottery.com/index.html. Maine Pick 3 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 Maine Pick 3 results
Maine Pick 3 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 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 1:10 PM and 6:50 PM ET. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on November 10, 1980, or 38 years, 3 months and 9 days ago.
How it works: picking up Maine Pick 3 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 3 / 0-9. As you can see, players are to choose three main Maine Pick 3 numbers from the range between 0 and 9 Maine Pick 3 numbers. Remember that the order of numbers drawn matters especially much.
Maine Lottery Pick 3 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers seven prize categories. ME Lottery Pick Three offers no jackpot to its players. The top prize is $250 with $0.50 wager and $500 with $1 wager. Luckily, the fact that this is quite a modest amount is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,000. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the three Maine Pick 3 numbers. The main thing is to guess them in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 1,000
Box 3: 2 identical numbers
1 : 333
Box 6: 3 unique numbers
1 : 167
Straight + Box (6-way) - Straight match
1 : 1,000
Straight + Box (6-way) - Box match
1 : 333
1 : 100
Single Digit in exact position
1 : 100
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,6.
Maine Lottery Pick 3 prices
The minimum cost of playing is $0,50, but you can choose higher wager. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Maine Pick 3 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 6, 3, 0 (Midday) and 5, 9, 4 (Evening). The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 4, 9, 8 (Midday) and 8, 2, 0 (Evening).
Payouts of Maine Lottery Pick 3 prizes
Amount of up to $600 can be received at lottery retailer locations, local prize centers and the operator's HQ. Besides, players can send the winning ticket by mail. A great thing is that ME Lottery Pick Three winnings are tax free. According to local laws, taxes are only exerted from prizes 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 Maine Pick 3 results.