The idea of creating a lottery in Maine was proposed by Rep. Arthur Genest of Waterville. It was in 1973, that Genest sponsored the bill to establish a lottery in Maine. The bill was approved by the Senate, as well as by the public and the operations of the lottery began in 1974.
The first lottery numbers of the government-run Maine Lottery were drawn by Governor Kenneth M. Curtis. The proceeds by the Maine Lottery are transferred to the State’s General Fund which supports programs and services for the citizens of the State of Maine. Maine Lottery encapsulates really exciting lottery games like Mega Millions, Powerball, Pick 3, Pick 4, Tri State Megabucks, Lotto America, Gimme 5, and many more, so you always have a chance to win something big!
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Maine Lottery was founded in 1974 after being approved through a voter referendum and is run by the Government of Maine. The revenue raised from the sale of lottery tickets goes to Maine's General Fund for providing a range of services and programs in the state.
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -State General Fund
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