General information about Maine Megabucks Plus
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in July, 2009, or 10 years, 6 months and 23 days ago. ME MegabucksPlus is currently available only in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Previously, the lottery was known as Megabucks. The game-play format used to be different: until 2009, this was a "classic"-style six-number game. 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. Megabucks Plus 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 Megabucks Plus Maine results
Megabucks Plus 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 twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 7:59 PM ET. The numbers are drawn using the Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on July 29, 2009, or 10 years, 6 months and 23 days ago.
How it works: picking up Megabucks Plus Maine numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 41 + 1 / 6. As you can see, players are to choose five main Megabucks Plus Maine numbers from the range between 1 and 41 Megabucks Plus Maine numbers. Also, according to Maine Megabucks Plus rules, one bonus number is to be additionally picked up from the range of 1-6. As you might know, the bonus number is called Megaball.
Maine Megabucks Plus winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers nine prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the ME MegabucksPlus top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $30,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest ME MegabucksPlus jackpot ever has reached $12.5 million. It was set on August 4, 2010, or 9 years, 6 months and 17 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 08, 09, 12, 20, 35, and 04. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 4,496,388. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the five main and the bonus Megabucks Plus Maine numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
5 + 1
4 + 1
3 + 1
2 + 1
1 + 1
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 5,9.
Maine Megabucks Plus prices
The minimum cost of playing is $2. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, either.
Hot and cold Megabucks Plus Maine numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 15, 17, 16, 33, and 39. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 22, 36, 28, 08, and 14.
Payouts of Maine Megabucks Plus prizes
Keep in mind that ME MegabucksPlus jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It is payable at either the operator's HQ or local prize centers. Prizes of other categories can be received there as well, while amounts under $600 can also be claimed at the retail agent locations. Apart from this, winning tickets can be sent by mail. Unfortunately, ME MegabucksPlus winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, these are federal and state taxes of 25% and 5% respectively on winnings 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 Megabucks Plus Maine results.