Montana Lottery

MT Lottery Results

 

Latest Powerball

08 February 2023
52 58 59 64 66 9
Next Jackpot on 11 February 2023
Jackpot Price
$34,000,000

Latest MEGA Millions

07 February 2023
9 15 46 55 57 4
Next Jackpot on 10 February 2023
Jackpot Price
$50,000,000

Latest Lucky For Life

08 February 2023
2 10 32 37 40 5
Next Jackpot on 09 February 2023
Jackpot Price
N/A

Latest Lotto America

08 February 2023
4 5 29 36 37 7
Next Jackpot on 11 February 2023
Jackpot Price
$34,900,000

Latest Montana Cash

08 February 2023
21 27 29 34 45
Next Jackpot on 11 February 2023
Jackpot Price
$40,000

Latest Big Sky Bonus

08 February 2023
6 12 15 22 2
Next Jackpot on 09 February 2023
Jackpot Price
$14,212

About Montana Lottery

The Montana Lottery started in 1987 and has paid out more than $774 million in prizes to lottery winners across the state, which has benefited a lot of Montanans. The state of Montana on average has paid out $62,369 daily since to lottery winners since they opened their doors.

The Montana State Lottery sold its first ticket on June 24, 1987, and the state sold a record 1.1 million lottery tickets on its opening day of sales. It all started off with a $1 Scratch ticket called “Pot of Gold.” When Gov. Ted Schwinden bought the first two tickets ever sold. Shirley Waldo, of Billings won the state’s first ever jackpot $10,000.

In fiscal year 2021, the lottery sold $112.6 million, and the state of Montana has grown sales by 417 percent, and still has the same number of employees as they had back in 1987.  In FY 2022 general fund revenues through the end of May are $734.8 million or 28.4% increase from FY 2021.

Since the 1990s,  the lottery revenue has gone to the Montana General Fund, to fund state and  government programs and 45 % goes back to the citizens of Montana.

The Montana lottery games offered include Powerball with the optional Powerplay, Mega Millions with the optional Megaplier, Lotto America, and Lucky for Life, Montana Millionaire, Montana Cash, Big Sky Bonus, Treasure Play and  Montana Scratch.

The Montana Lottery Headquarters is in Helena, Montana. The exact address is PO Box 4210 Helena, MT 59604.

Game Schedule

Game Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Big Sky Bonus 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Montana Cash       9:00 p.m.     9:00 p.m.
Powerball   8:59 p.m.   8:59 p.m.     8:59 p.m.
Mega Millions     9:00 p.m.     9:00 p.m.  
Lotto America   8:59 p.m.   8:59 p.m.     8:59 p.m.
Lucky for Life 8:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m. 8:35 p.m.
All times are in Montana local time.
Game Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Big Sky Bonus 7:28 p.m. 7:28 p.m. 7:28 p.m. 7:28 p.m. 7:28 p.m. 7:28 p.m. 7:28 p.m.
Montana Cash       8:00 p.m.     8:00 p.m.
Powerball   8:00 p.m.   8:00 p.m.     8:00 p.m.
Mega Millions     8:00 p.m.     8:00 p.m.  
Lotto America   8:00 p.m.   8:00 p.m.     8:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
All times are in Montana local time.

Claiming Prizes

Here's the process for claiming Montana Lottery prizes.

In-person appointment claims are processed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Call (406) 444-5825 to schedule your appointment. You can also walk in without an appointment Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m.

To claim a prize by mail, send the signed winning ticket, a completed claim form, and a copy of your ID to:

Montana Lottery
P.O. Box 6073
Helena, MT 59604-6073

Keep a copy of all claim documents for your records.

Options for Claiming

Prize Options
Under $600 Option 1 Claim at any local retailer.
Option 2 Claim at the Montana Lottery Headquarters.
Option 3 Claim by mail.
$600 or more Option 1 Claim at the Montana Lottery Headquarters.
Option 2 Claim by mail.

Tax Information

Here are the taxes withheld from lottery winnings claimed by U.S. citizens within the state of Montana who present a Social Security number.

Montana Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residents who present a Social Security number
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 6.9%
Federal Tax 24%
    Total: 30.9%

For U.S. citizens who don't present a Social Security number, the taxes withheld by the Montana Lottery are as follows.

Montana Lottery tax withholdings on winnings between $600 and $4,999 for U.S. citizens or residents who don't present a Social Security number
Winnings Tax Percentage
$600 to $4,999 State Tax 0%
Federal Tax 24%
    Total: 24%
Montana Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for U.S. citizens or residents who do not present a Social Security number
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 6.9%
Federal Tax 24%
    Total: 30.9%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or resident, the taxes withheld by the Montana Lottery are as follows.

Montana Lottery tax withholdings on winnings between $600 and $4,9999 for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
Winnings Tax Percentage
$600 to $4,999 State Tax 0%
Federal Tax 30%
    Total: 30%
Montana Lottery tax withholdings on winnings over $5,000 for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents
Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 6.9%
Federal Tax 30%
    Total: 36.9%

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I buy Montana Lottery tickets online or through the mail?

Unfortunately, you cannot buy Montana Lottery tickets online or through the mail. U.S postal regulations prohibit it, and it is also not allowed on the internet.

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