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Maine State Lottery
E-mail Contact: N/A
Phone: TEL: (207) 287-3721
Fax: FAX: (207) 287-6769
Population: 1,318,301
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Lottery Director: Gregg Mineo
Year Lottery Founded: 1974
Gross Sales FY 2015:
Gross Sales FY 2016:
Sales Per Capita: $175.58
Number of Employees: 25
Number of Retailers: 1,277
On-line Vendor: Scientific Games
Number of Terminals: 985
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
2001 – onwards TBA
Advertising: NL Partners
Number of ITVMs: 160
Games Offered: Instant Games, Tri State Megabucks,Pick 3, Pick 4, Tri State Cash Lotto.Powerball.
Beneficiaries: General Fund – more than 200 programs throughout the state.

Background Information

The Maine State Lottery was established in 1974 after voters approved a statewide referendum the previous year. Tickets for the first weekly passive game called Play Me went on sale in June, and its first draw was held June 27, 1974.
The Lottery’s first instant ticket, the Great Outdoors, was released in June 1975. Pick 3 Daily Numbers was the first regular draw game, debuting in June 1980. Several months later, the weekly games were discontinued, with the last draw held in January 1981.
Maine was part of the first multistate lottery group in the United States, joining New Hampshire and Vermont in the Tri-State Lotto Compact in April 1985. The group’s first draw game was Tri-State Megabucks, a 6/30 lotto game which launched in September 1985. The Maine Lottery has found participation in multistate groups quite valuable, having joined MUSL in 2004 and the Mega Millions group in 2010. It formed yet another alliance in March 2012, joining the five other New England states in Lucky for Life.
The Lottery’s current lineup of draw games includes Powerball, Mega Millions, Tri State Megabucks Plus, Hot Lotto Sizzler, Lucky for Life, Pick 3 and Pick 4.
In January 1996, a new line of instant tickets was created to benefit the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Proceeds from select $1 instant games each year are transferred to the Fund, which helps finance critical conservation and wildlife projects throughout Maine.
All other lottery proceeds benefit the state’s General Fund. These contributions are distributed to over 250 various state programs and services that have a direct impact on the citizens of Maine.

News Archive 2018
July 23, 2019 Maine Lottery sets records in Fiscal Year 2019!
September 5, 2018 Maine Lottery Records Its Best 12 Months Ever in FY2018

News Archive 2017
October 28, 2017 The Maine Lottery Gives Players a Chance at Winning Their Very Own Custom-Built Tiny House
April 29, 2017 The Maine State Lottery Surpassed $271 Million in Sales in 2016
April 29, 2017 Thousands Pack Augusta Civic Centre for Maine Lottery Party
April 29, 2017 OPEGA Report Finds State Lottery Did Not Target Low-Income Mainers

News Archive 2016
November 18, 2016 Legislative Investigation Finds Lottery Did Not Target Demographics
October 25, 2016 New Rule Prevents Lottery Winners from Receiving Food Stamps
September 6, 2016 Maine Lottery Hit the Jackpot in Latest Fiscal Year
August 12, 2016 Maine Legislature to Consider Regulating Fantasy Sports Gambling
July 29, 2016 New Law Bans Use of Some EBT Cards for Purchase of Lottery Tickets
April 16, 2016 Maine Legislators Unanimously Pass Bill Banning the Use of EBT Cash Purchases for Among Other Things Lottery Tickets
February 6, 2016 Lottery Ticket Sales Were Up State-Wide in 2015
January 13, 2016 Maine State Lottery Launch Scientific Games-Developed Player Loyalty Program and Mobile App
January 12, 2016 Governor Says he Would Sign Bill to Kill State Lottery

News Archive 2015
October 23, 2015 Maine Lottery Defends Itself Over Perceived Increase in Advertising
July 31, 2015 Maine Lottery Facing a Record Year
May 28, 2015 Trucks & Bucks: Maine Lottery Rolling Out A Popular Instant Ticket Game
March 27, 2015 In Defense of the Maine Lottery
March 21, 2015 Maine State Lottery Selects Advertising Agency

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