During October 1977 the Vermont Lottery started as a project
fund. A statewide referendum was held in 1976 and Public Act No 82
was enacted by the General Assembly. This tri state lottery is
managed by the Vermont Lottery Commission based in Berlin. The other
two states forming part of the lottery is Maine and New Hampshire.
In order to play the lottery you must be 18 years or older. The
collection of games range from scratch cards, tri state lottery
games, and Powerball. All draw results are available from various
outlets as well on the official Vermont Lottery website.
The most popular lottery games are the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. The
daily draws take place once and twice daily respectively, from
Monday to Sunday. As the name suggests, the main principal entails
that players must pick three or four numbers, depending on the type
of game. There are various playing options as well as payout prizes.
The Weekly Grand is also played with numbers. There are two pools
from which players must pick their lucky numbers. Numbers 4 to 35
must be selected from the one section and one to 1 to 35 from the
lucky ball section. What makes this game significant is that winning
players can choose between a once off payment or weekly payments of
a specified amount for up to twenty years. These draws take place
twice a week on a Friday and Tuesdays respectively.
With the Megabucks Plus game a matrix of five plus one is
applicable. Players select their lucky numbers from two sections as
well. Selection one is made from numbers between five to forty one
and the megaball from the other section between numbers one to six.
The jackpot is set on a minimum of one million dollars and roll over
to the next draw until the jackpot is won. Tickets for each play
cost $2 each.