General information about Vermont Megabucks
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in July, 2009, or 11 years, 8 months and 13 days ago. MegabucksPlus VT 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, while the current one, as well as the lottery's current name, appeared only in 2009. In case you were wondering, the original version of Megabucks was launched in 1985, while the cost per ticket was $1 only. The lottery is operated by Vermont Lottery. In case you want to know more about Vermont Lottery, here is their official website: https://vtlottery.com/games/megabucks. USA Megabucks Plus results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Vermont Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Physical Address: 1311 US Route 302 Berlin, VT
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Phone: (802) 479-5686 or 1-800-322-8800 (in Vermont)
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check USA Megabucks Plus results
USA Megabucks Plus results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Vermont Lottery in Berlin, VT. 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 drawing machine. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on July 29, 2009, or 11 years, 8 months and 13 days ago.
How it works: picking up USA Megabucks Plus numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 5 / 41 + 1 / 6. As you can see, players are to choose five main USA Megabucks Plus numbers from the range between 1 and 41 USA Megabucks Plus numbers. Also, according to Vermont Megabucks 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 Mega Ball.
Vermont Megabucks winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers nine prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the MegabucksPlus VT top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $1,000,000. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest MegabucksPlus VT jackpot ever has reached $12.5 million. It was set on August 4, 2010, or 10 years, 8 months and 7 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 one bonus USA Megabucks Plus 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 6.
Vermont Megabucks prices
The minimum cost of playing is $2. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. No add-on games are provided, too.
Hot and cold USA Megabucks Plus numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 13, 04, 15, 16, 19, and 21. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 23, 08, 41, 36, 24, and 22.
Payouts of Vermont Megabucks prizes
In case you happen to win MegabucksPlus VT jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. You will have 60 days to take this decision. Be aware that in case there are two or more jackpot winners, the prize is to be equally shared. As for prizes of other categories, amounts under $600 can be claimed at lottery sales agents. In case you’ve won more, you will have to visit one of the lottery prize centers. Unfortunately, MegabucksPlus VT winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is 25% federal and 5% state tax. 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 USA Megabucks Plus results.