Vermont Lottery Games

GamePrize TypeNumbersSale Closes
Pick 3 DayTop Prize3 from 0-91:00 p.m.
Pick 3 EveningTop Prize3 from 0-96:45 p.m.
Pick 4 DayTop Prize4 from 0-91:00 p.m.
Pick 4 EveningTop Prize4 from 0-96:45 p.m.
PowerballJackpot5 from 1-69 + 1 from 1-269:50 p.m.
Mega MillionsJackpot5 from 1-70 + 1 from 1-259:50 p.m.
Lucky for LifeTop Prize5 from 1-48 + 1 from 1-189:30 p.m.
Tri-State MegabucksJackpot5 from 1-41 + 1 from 1-67:50 p.m.
Gimme 5Top Prize5 from 1-396:45 p.m.

Vermont Lottery Game Schedule

Pick 3 Day1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.
Pick 3 Evening6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.6:59 p.m.
Pick 4 Day1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.1:10 p.m.
Pick 4 Evening6:55 p.m.6:55 p.m.6:55 p.m.6:55 p.m.6:55 p.m.6:55 p.m.6:55 p.m.
Powerball10:59 p.m.10:59 p.m.
Mega Millions11:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Lucky for Life10:38 p.m.10:38 p.m.
Tri-State Megabucks7:59 p.m.7:59 p.m.
Gimme 57:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

*All times are displayed in Vermont local time.

Advance Draws

The number of consecutive draws each Vermont State Lottery games allows you to play:

GameAdvanced Draws
Pick 3 Dayup to 21
Pick 3 Eveningup to 21
Pick 4 Dayup to 21
Pick 4 Eveningup to 21
Powerballup to 20
Mega Millionsup to 20
Lucky for Lifeup to 20
Tri-State Megabucksup to 20
Gimme 5up to 30

Tax Information

Vermont Lottery Federal, and state tax withholdings on winnings for U.S. citizens or residents. 

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $5,000State Tax6.0%
Over $5,000Federal Tax24.0%

If the winner is not a U.S. citizen or is not a US resident, Vermont Lottery tax withholdings on winnings are as such:

WinningsTax CategoryPercentage
Over $600State Tax6.0%
Over $600Federal Tax24.0%
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About the Vermont Lottery

Before July 1998, the proceeds from the Lottery went to the state's General Fund. From then onwards, the sole beneficiary of all Vermont State Lottery proceeds became the educational fund.

With only 21 full-time employees, the Vermont Lottery remains one of the smallest, keeping its operating expenses to a minimum. The Vermont Lottery Commission, headquartered in Berlin, VT,  together with Maine and New Hampshire, forms the Tri-State Lottery.

The Lottery funds a portion of the annual education expenditure throughout the state, and the distributions during the last fiscal year included:

  • The Educational Fund – $29 179 325
  • Prizes to winners – $90 892 067
  • Commissions paid to vendors and retailers – $8 533 401

Although online Lottery ticket purchases are not permitted, you can participate in its second chance games through its Vermont Lottery app.

Vermont Lottery FAQ

If you choose a winning combination in the Vermont Lottery numbers draw, you should claim it within 365 days from the win date.

You can claim all prizes under $500 at any participating Vermont Lottery retail outlet, and receive your winnings the same day. To claim prizes from $500 up to $5,000, visit the Lottery Headquarters, or you may request your prize at any People’s United Bank in the state, Monday through Friday.

All prizes over $5,000 must be claimed at the Vermont Lottery Headquarters, but expect up to a few weeks for processing.

If you lose or damage your Vermont Lottery numbers or ticket before it’s signed, you may forfeit your prize winnings. The Vermont Lottery can not be held liable for lost or damaged tickets.

No, it’s illegal. You can only buy tickets at a participating, authorized retailer.

Yes. Lottery winners in Vermont will pay federal and state taxes.

By law, you must be 18 years or over to purchase a lottery ticket. However, you may receive a lottery ticket as a gift at any age.

Vermont Lottery Mega Millions – Tues & Fri at 11 pm

Vermont Lottery Lucky for Life – Mon & Thurs at 10:38 pm

Gimme 5 – Mon & Fri at 7 pm

Vermont Lottery PowerBall – Wed & Sat at 10:59 pm

Pick 3 Daytime – Every day at 1:10 pm

Pick 3 Evening – Every day at 6:59 pm

Pick 4 Daytime – Every day at 1:10 pm

Pick 4 Evening – Every day at 6:55 pm

No. According to law, all winners must be identified if requested. But, if you claim your winnings via a trust, you can remain anonymous.

The Vermont Lottery allows the purchase of as many tickets as you like for multiple draws.

You can only buy Vermont Lottery scratch tickets at retailers. You can buy a subscription to the Vermont Lottery Megabucks, Mega Millions, and PowerBall via mail. No Vermont Lottery tickets may be purchased online.

Proceeds from Vermont Lottery tickets’ sale are allocated to the state’s educational fund and various educational initiatives.

All scratch tickets have a unique printed code to validate winning tickets if a Vermont Lottery ticket scanner is out of order.

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