About the Montana Lottery
In 1986, the Montana Lottery was greenlit by its residents.
Beginning in 1987, tickets became available, with over a thousand vendors introducing the Pot of Gold—a scratch game priced at $1. By 1989, Montana was participating in Lotto America, which eventually transitioned to Powerball by 1992. Montana Cash ticket sales commenced in May 1991, and by 2010, Montanans could also purchase Mega Millions tickets.
Originally, the lottery's earnings were channeled towards reducing property taxes. However, in 1994, state authorities decided to allocate these funds to the state's general coffers.
How should I proceed if my ticket goes missing, gets damaged, or is taken?
What is the minimum age to participate in the Montana Lottery?
Is it possible to keep my identity confidential if I win a prize?
How are Montana Lottery proceeds utilized?
Is it possible to buy tickets via mail, online, or phone?
Which lottery games are available to play in Montana?
Do Montana Lottery winnings come with taxes?
What's the timeframe to claim my lottery prize?