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Maine (ME) Lottery

The idea of starting a Maine lottery operation was first championed by Rep. Arthur Genest of Waterville. In 1973, Genest sponsored a bill to introduce a lottery in Maine. When the public was asked to vote in 1973, the answer was a resounding "yes," and the Lottery began operations in 1974.

Then-governor Kenneth M. Curtis drew the first lottery numbers on June 27, 1974. The numbers were printed on large rubber balls and drawn from a gumball machine. A Lewiston mechanic, Ivan Lazure was the first winner, with a $20 jackpot.

Maine (ME) Lottery Winners

Maine Lottery paid out $116,826,954 in prizes in 2004. Click here for a comprehensive list of Maine Lottery winners.

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