Montana Lottery Numbers and Results
Looking for Montana Lottery Numbers and Results? Montana voters approved the Montana Lottery in 1986. Click here to see the latest Montana lottery numbers and results.
The first tickets went on sale in 1987, and more than a thousand retailers started selling tickets for Pot of Gold—a $1 scratch game. Montana then joined Lotto America in 1989, which was later replaced by the Powerball lottery in 1992. The first Montana Cash tickets went on sale in May 1991, and Mega Millions tickets went on sale in the state in 2010.
While profits from the lottery were initially used to lower property tax burdens, state officials in 1994 redirected proceeds into the state’s general fund.
What happens if my ticket is stolen, lost, or damaged?
The Montana Lottery is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen tickets. Keep tickets in a safe place. Signing your ticket helps prove you own it in case you lose it.
How old do I have to be to play the Montana Lottery?
You must be 18 or older to purchase and redeem lottery tickets.
Can I remain anonymous if I win a lottery prize?
No. Your name, your community of residence, and how much you won will be public information. However, the Montana Lottery will not use your name for promotional purposes without your written consent.
We suggest that you consult a lawyer before claiming any big prizes, however, as it may be possible to claim your prize through a trust to retain anonymity.
Where do Montana Lottery funds go?
Proceeds from ticket sales in Montana go toward a variety of state programs and initiatives. The state legislature decides how to allocate these funds.
Can I buy lottery tickets in advance?
Yes. You can purchase tickets in advance for multiple consecutive draws. Check our Advanced Draws section for further details.
Can I purchase tickets through the mail, online, or over the phone?
No, you must purchase your tickets at a licensed lottery retailer.
What lottery games can I play in Montana?
You can pick from Powerball, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Montana Cash, Mega Millions, and Big Sky Bonus.
Are Montana Lottery prizes taxable?
Lottery winnings in Montana are subject to both state and federal taxes. The Montana Lottery also withholds a percentage of certain lottery winnings for tax purposes. Check our Tax Information section for more details.
How long do I have to collect my lottery winnings?
You have 182 days from the date of the draw to claim your winnings.
Here’s the process for claiming Montana Lottery prizes.
In-person claims require an appointment and are processed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Call (406) 444-5825 to schedule your appointment.
To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket, a completed claim form, and a copy of your ID to:
P.O. Box 6073
Helena, MT 59604-6073
Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.
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