Vermont - Megabucks Plus
Megabucks Plus is a tri-state lottery program that includes Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. By allowing three states to participate the prizes can grow to be larger than traditional state lottos. The jackpot starts at $1 million and every time a prize is not claimed the jackpot amount increases by $50,000. The drawing occurs twice each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. EST. Players must be 18 or older to participate.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Each player of the Megabucks Plus lottery selects five numbers from 1 to 41 and a last number from 1 to 6. The number from 1 to 6 will serve as the Megaball number. Match all five plus the Megaball number and you could be the lucky jackpot winner! There are many different ways to win big with Megabucks Plus. To claim the grand jackpot all six numbers must match. The odds of winning are 1 in 4,496,388. Match five numbers without the Megaball and the odds are 1:899,277. Various combinations are awarded prizes with a total of nine possible ways to win. The smallest prize is awarded when players correctly match one main number plus the Megaball. The odds of winning the two ball play jumps to 1 in 15.3!
Lottery Security And Results
The largest Megabucks Plus payout so far was $16.4 million. The lotto is operated by the Tri State Lottery Consortium. Prizes can be awarded in a lump sum or annuity payments. If you win less than $500 the prize can be claimed at any Vermont Lottery retailer or the Vermont Lottery Headquarters in Berlin. The Megabucks Lottery has been in service for over 25 years and continues to grow stronger every year.
Megabucks was the very first multi state lottery created in the United States. It first launched in 1985 as Megabucks Vermont. In 2009 the Tri State Megabucks was introduced which created a lottery buzz all over the northeast. The Megabucks Lotto has been incredibly successful and is just a small part of a rather large amount of Lottery games within the state of Vermont.
Vermont is proud to offer a chance to win it big with the Megabucks Plus Lottery, a wildly popular tri-state lotto game. Try your luck twice per week by choosing the correct six numbers and you could be a multi-millionaire!