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Fund - more than 200 programs throughout the state.
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 Lotterys 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 groups
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 Lotterys 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.
other lottery proceeds benefit the states General Fund. These
contributions are distributed to over 250 various state programs and services
that have a direct impact on the citizens of Maine.