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The Maine State Lottery is proud of its commitment in providing the citizens of Maine with fun and exciting entertainment through the complete distribution and sales of Tri State Megabucks Plus, Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Lucky for Life, Gimme 5, Tri-State Pick 3 and Pick 4 and an extensive array of instant lottery tickets.
The Maine State Lottery was established in 1974 by Maine voters in a statewide referendum. In 2004, Maine joined the multi-jurisdictional jackpot game, Powerball; in 2009, Maine joined the multi-jurisdictional jackpot game, Hot Lotto; on May 9, 2010, Maine joined the multi-jurisdictional jackpot game, Mega Millions; and on March 3, 2012 Maine joined the Multi-jurisdictional Lucky for Life.
Each year, millions of dollars are returned to players in prize money; local Maine businesses who receive millions of dollars in commissions and bonuses for selling lottery products; and the programs and services supported by the State’s General Fund receive over $50 million.