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How to Play Tri-State Megabucks Plus®

Pick 5 of 41 Plus the Megaball

On a Tri-State Megabucks Plus® play slip mark five (5) numbers of your choice from 1 to 41 in a single panel and one Megaball (1 to 6). You may play up to five (5) panels on a single play-slip. The cost is $2.00 per play.

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Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:59 PM with a cutoff of 7:50 PM to purchase tickets for that evening's draw. All draws are based on Eastern Time.

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Easy Pick

On a Tri-State Megabucks Plus® play slip, mark the EASY PICK (EP) box on each play, or ask the clerk for an easy pick, to let the computer terminal randomly pick numbers.

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Multiple Draws

You may purchase a ticket good for up to 20 draws by marking the draw number under the DRAWS column on the play slip. The cost will depend on the number of panels and draws you play. The maximum value of a single Tri-State Megabucks Plus® ticket shall not exceed $100.

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Matches, Prizes and Odds (based on a $2 play)

Match Prize Amount Odds
5 of 5 + Megaball Jackpot* 1:4,496,388
5 of 5 $30,000 1:899,278
4 of 5 + Megaball $1,300 1:24,980
4 of 5 $150 1:4,996
3 of 5 + Megaball $25 1:714
3 of 5 $7 1:143
2 of 5 + Megaball $5 1:63
2 of 5 $2 1:13
1 of 5 + Megaball $2 1:15

Overall odds of winning a prize are approximately 1:6

*If there are multiple winners of the Jackpot on any given drawing, the prize money will be divided equally among all the winners. The jackpot prize shall be paid at the election of the player no later than 60 days after the winning jackpot ticket is validated, with either a per winner annuity or cash payment.

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Check your ticket(s) carefully. Be sure your ticket accurately reflects the numbers you want to play. Your play slip does not constitute evidence of a ticket purchase or of numbers selected.

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Cancellation Policy

Tri-State Megabucks Plus® tickets may be cancelled. Cancellation is restricted to the date and location of purchase. Tri-State Megabucks Plus® tickets purchased for a drawing on the purchase date must be cancelled prior to draw break for that day's drawing.

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How to Find Winning Numbers

Each Wednesday and Saturday evening at 7:59 PM (ET), five (5) numbers from 1 to 41 will be drawn plus a Megaball (1 to 6) number. You win by matching the numbers drawn with the numbers on your Tri-State Megabucks Plus® ticket for that draw date. Winning numbers may be viewed by visiting VTLottery.com . Winning numbers are also available at Vermont Lottery agent locations (where Tri-State Megabucks Plus® is sold) following the draw, or by calling 1-800-322-8800 (VT only) or 1-802-479-5686 and on this web site.

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How to Claim Your Prize

  • Sign the back of your Tri-State Megabucks Plus® ticket in the space provided. YOU MUST PRESENT THE TICKET TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • If your prize is less than $500, take your winning ticket to any Vermont Lottery agent location where Tri-State Megabucks Plus® is sold for validation and payment.
  • If your prize is $500 or more, obtain a Claim Form from a Vermont Lottery agent location where Tri-State Megabucks Plus® is sold. Follow the instructions on the Claim Form to submit your claim.
  • Any prize can be claimed at the Vermont Lottery. Cash prizes up to $5,000 can be claimed at any People's United Bank in Vermont. Claim Forms are available at the Vermont Lottery and at any People's United Bank. Upon winning the jackpot the player may choose, following ticket validation, either the annuity payment option or the cash payment option. Cash or annuity payment choice must be made within 60 days of validating a winning ticket at Vermont Lottery headquarters.
  • IMPORTANT: All prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the winning draw date on the ticket.

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