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Montana Lottery Results

Game Result Est. Jackpot Next Draw
Big Sky Bonus
  • 9
  • 14
  • 21
  • 22
  • BN: 6
Est. Jackpot
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
Montana Cash
  • 4
  • 8
  • 12
  • 13
  • 18
Est. Jackpot
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
  • 7
  • 40
  • 48
  • 55
  • 66
  • PB: 11
  • Power Play: 2
Est. Jackpot
$160 Million
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
$170 Million
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Mega Millions
  • 8
  • 17
  • 51
  • 57
  • 70
  • MB: 2
  • Megaplier: 4
Est. Jackpot
$113 Million
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
$121 Million
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Lotto America
  • 2
  • 5
  • 19
  • 31
  • 33
  • SB: 9
  • All Star Bonus: 3
Est. Jackpot
$9 Million
Next Draw
Est. Jackpot
$9 Million
Lucky for Life
  • 2
  • 22
  • 29
  • 36
  • 40
  • LB: 18
Top Prize
$1,000 Per day for life
Next Draw
Top Prize
$1,000 Per day for life

Montana Lottery Games

A quick summary for all Montana State Lottery games.

Game Type Numbers Sales Close
Big Sky Bonus Daily 4 from 1-28 + 1 from 1-17 7:28 p.m.
Montana Cash Jackpot 5 from 1-45 7:59 p.m.
Powerball Jackpot 5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-26 8:00 p.m.
Mega Millions Jackpot 5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-25 8:00 p.m.
Lotto America Jackpot 5 from 1-52 + 1 from 1-10 8:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life Top Prize 5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-18 7:30 p.m.

Montana Lottery Game Schedule

Find out when each draw takes place.

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       8:00 p.m.     8:00 p.m.
Powerball       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.
Lucky for Life   8:35 p.m.     8:35 p.m.    
All times displayed in Montana local time.

Montana Lottery Advanced Draws

The state of Montana allows players to purchase tickets for the following number of draws in advance:

Game Advanced Draws
Big Sky Bonus 7 draws
Montana Cash 24 draws
Powerball 24 draws
Mega Millions 24 draws
Lotto America 24 draws
Lucky for Life 24 draws

Montana Lottery Claiming Prizes

Here's the normal process for claiming prizes in Montana.

Prizes of $599 or Less

Option 1.
Claim at any local retailer
Option 2.
Claim at the Lottery headquarters in Helena.
Option 3.
Post the signed ticket to the Montana Lottery.

Prizes of $600 or Over

Option 1.
Claim at the Lottery headquarters in Helena.
Option 2.
Complete a claim form, sign the back of the ticket, and post both items to the Montana Lottery.

It normally takes around three business days to process the claim (from the moment the claim is received), but please allow at least two weeks to make sure the claim is received.

Postal address
Montana Lottery
PO Box 6073 Helena, MT 59604-6073

Claim Centers

  • Montana Lottery HQ

    Screenshot of the Montana Lottery HQ Claim Center location
    2525 North Montana Avenue, Helena, MT 59601-0598
    Phone: (406) 444-5825
    Opening times:
    Monday to Friday - -

Tax Information

Here are the taxes withheld from lottery winnings claimed by U.S. citizens within the state of Montana that 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 furnish a Social Security Number, taxes withheld by the Montana Lottery are different:

Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 6.9%
Federal Tax 24%
    Total: 30.9%

For non-residents of the U.S., the taxes withheld are the following:

Winnings Tax Percentage
Over $5,000 State Tax 6.9%
Federal Tax 30%
    Total: 36.9%

About the Montana Lottery

Montana Scenery

Legislative Referendum 100 was implemented in November 1986, launching the Montana Lottery.

The tickets went on sale in June 1987 when more than a thousand retailers started selling Pot of Gold, a $1 scratch game. Profits were allocated to reduce property tax burdens at that time. Montana then joined Lotto America in November 1989, which was replaced by the ever-popular Powerball Lottery in 1992.

The very first Montana Cash tickets went on sale in May 1991, and in 1994, it was agreed that lottery profits would be directed to the state’s General Fund, where proceeds are still deposited to this day. Mega Millions tickets went on sale in the state in 2010. Since that very first Pot of Gold game launched in 1987, the Montana Lottery has raised over $259 million for the state.

If you do not live in the United States, you cannot take part in the Montana State Lottery Games, but you are welcome to play Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lotto America for your chance to win big prizes and jackpots. You must be 18 years old or older to play the Montana Lottery and redeem winning tickets.

Contact Information

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Montana Lottery FAQS

1. What happens if I lose my winning ticket or it is damaged?

Make sure that you sign the back of your Montana Lottery ticket as soon as you buy it and keep it somewhere safe. The ticket is a bearer instrument, so if it's not signed, anybody who has your ticket can claim your prize. The Montana Lottery can't be held responsible for stolen or lost tickets.

2. Who is allowed to play the Montana Lottery?

Anyone who is 18 years old or older is allowed to buy Montana Lottery tickets and redeem winnings.

3. Can I remain anonymous if I win a jackpot?

No. Under Montana law, your name, where you are from, and how much you win is public information. The Lottery may not, however, use your name for promotional purposes without your agreement in writing.

Winners can also choose to form a trust and claim their prize as a trust. If a trust is used to claim the prize, the name of the trust is the one considered public information.

4. Who gets to decide where lottery proceeds go?

This decision is left to the Montana Legislature that has the sole authority to allocate all state funds, which includes those contributed by the Montana Lottery. Proceeds from ticket sales in Montana go to a wide variety of state programs and initiatives.

5. Can I buy Montana Lottery tickets in advance?

Yes, all the state and multi-state games allow the opportunity to purchase draw tickets in advance for multiple consecutive drawings.

6. Can I purchase lottery tickets through the mail or over the phone?

No. You must purchase your tickets at a licensed lottery retailer. US postal regulations actually prohibit the purchase of lottery tickets through the mail.

7. What lottery games can I play in Montana?

In Montana, there is a choice of both daily and jackpot lottery games. These include Powerball, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Montana Cash, Mega Millions, and Big Sky Bonus.

8. If I win a lottery prize, do I have to pay taxes?

Lottery winnings in Montana are subject to both state and federal taxes. At the end of the year, each winner who has claimed a prize of $600 or more will be sent a W-2G form to use when filing taxes. The Montana Lottery is also required by law to withhold a percentage of certain lottery winnings for state and federal tax purposes. Our Tax Information section has more details.

9. How long do I have to claim my Montana Lottery winnings?

In Montana, winners have six months from the date of the draw to claim their winnings.

10. How do I claim my Montana Lottery Prize?

You can claim all lottery prizes of $599 or less by mail or at an authorized retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at the Montana Lottery offices in Helena or by mail. Jackpot prizes must be claimed in person at the Montana Lottery headquarters.

We strongly recommend that, before claiming any big lottery prize, you consult with a lawyer or financial advisor as they can help you during the claim process.

Got any more questions about the Montana Lottery? Contact us we'd love to help answer them.