How to play Fast Play Lottery games in Maine?

How to play Fast Play Lottery games in Maine?

Fast Play Lottery games are offered by Maine Lottery in USA. The Maine Lottery is run by the government of Maine. It is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), whose flagship game is Powerball.  Maine offers scratch-off tickets with price points of $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20, and $25. Maine also offers Fast Play terminal-generated “instant tickets”. Fast Play tickets are part of the Tri-State compact. (Tri-State Lottery refers to terminal-generated games offered specifically by the Maine, New Hampshire, and/or Vermont lotteries).

Fast Play Lottery Games in Maine

There are currently five Fast Play Lottery Games in Maine

  1. $1 Fastplay Tickets
  2. $2 Fastplay Tickets
  3. $5 Fastplay Tickets
  4. $10 Fastplay Tickets
  5. $20 Fastplay Tickets

Each Fast Play game has instructions on how to play the game on the ticket.

Fast Play Lottery Games $1

$20 on the Spot: Maximum Award: $1,000.  When any of your numbers match any winning number win the prize shown under the matching number.

Loose change progressive: Maximum Award: PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT. If change adds up to a $1.00 or more in the same pocket, win the prize shown for that pocket.

Fish4cash: Maximum Award: $2,000. Use the corresponding letters and numbers from YOUR LUCKY FISHING SPOTS to find fish in the FISHING HOLE GRID. If YOUR LUCKY FISHING SPOTS match 3 or more fish in the FISHING HOLE GRID, win the corresponding prize shown in the PRIZE LEGEND.

Fast Play Lottery Games $2

Fast Cash Bingo: Maximum Award: $20,000. Match the CALLER’S NUMBERS to the PLAYER’S CARD numbers in a complete horizontal, vertical or diagonal line, win the corresponding prize in the LEGEND.

Perfectly Peared: Maximum Award: $20,000. When YOUR SYMBOLS match any of the WINNING SYMBOLS in the same LINE, win PRIZE shown for that LINE. If either of the matching symbols is a “PEAR” symbol, win DOUBLE the PRIZE shown.

Lots of $50S: Maximum Award: $50. Match any three of the WINNING SYMBOLS in a Row, Column or Diagonal, win prize in the PRIZE LEGEND for that match.

Blackjack: Maximum Award: PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT. If the total in any HAND is higher than the DEALER’S HAND for that TABLE you win the prize shown for that HAND. If any of YOUR HANDS total 21 win TRIPLE the prize shown for that HAND.

Fast Play Lottery Games $5

Payday Progressive: Maximum Award: PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any WINNING NUMBER, win prize shown under the matching number.

Super 7’s: Maximum Award: $100,000. Match any SUPER 7 NUMBERS to all four YOUR NUMBERS in the same GAME, win prize shown for that GAME. Each game played separately.

Fat Wallet: Maximum Award: $75,000. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match any WINNING NUMBER, win prize shown under the matching number. Multiply any prize won in the play area below by the multiplier shown in the WALLET MULTIPLIER area.

Crack the safe: Maximum Award: $100,000 Match any three WINNING NUMBERS in the same SAFE, win PRIZE shown under the SAFE. Match any two WINNING NUMBERS in any SAFE with a “KEY” (DBL) symbol, win DOUBLE the PRIZE shown under that SAFE. Each SAFE is played separately.

Fast Play Lottery Games $10

$500 Cash Frenzy: Maximum Award: $500. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any WINNING NUMBER’ win prize shown under the matching number.

Hot Ticket Progressive: Maximum Award: JACKPOT. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match the WINNING NUMBERS for that GAME, multiply the PRIZE by the multiplier shown for that column and win that amount. When any of YOUR NUMBERS are in the FLAME and match the WINNING NUMBER for that GAME, win ALL 10 PRIZES shown. FLAME wins ARE NOT multiplied.

Fast Play Lottery Games $20

Extreme Green: Maximum Award: PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any WINNING NUMBER, win prize shown under the matching number. Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any EXTREME NUMBER, win 10 TIMES the prize shown under the matching number.

How to claim prize if you win Fast Play lottery?

If you are a winner of the Fast Play lottery then prizes under $600 can be claimed at any Maine State Lottery retail agent location.

To claim a prize of $600 or more, you can use any of the methods below to claim your winning ticket. You should make a copy of the front and back of the signed ticket and the completed claim form for your records.

In-person – Bring your signed winning ticket to the Lottery office in Hallowell, Maine to claim your prize. You will need to present a valid form of a government-issued identification card such as a driver’s license; a passport issued by the United States or a foreign government; an identification card issued by any branch of the armed forces of the United States or an identification card issued by the United States Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services.

By Mail or Courier – Complete this claim form as well as the back of the ticket. You should make a copy of the front and back of the signed ticket, (the claim receipt from option C below, if applicable) and the completed claim form for your records. Also staple the winning ticket to the completed form and mail to the Lottery office. Send winning tickets by certified or express mail or by other means to track your winning ticket delivery to the Maine State Lottery;

OR

In person at a Lottery Retail Agent location – Bring your winning ticket to any location where lottery tickets are sold. The Lottery Retail Agent will validate your ticket and the lottery system will indicate that you must file a claim at the “Lottery Headquarters”. The lottery retail agent representative will then present you with a “Claim Receipt” and give you back your original ticket. You must then follow either steps A or B above to complete the claim for your winnings.

If a group of persons is claiming a winning ticket, each person in the group must complete a claim form. When submitting a winning ticket for claiming as a group, please also indicate how the prize will be divided among the winners. Each winner will receive a check and each person will receive a W-2G tax form at the end of the year for their share of the prize.

Always remember to sign the back of your ticket. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments. Unless signed, anyone in possession of a ticket can file a claim. Store your ticket in a safe place until you are ready to claim it. Do not expose your ticket to extreme sunlight or heat such as from irons, dryers or windows. If a ticket is damaged, a lottery retail agent or the lottery office may still be able to validate your ticket if the barcode or ticket number is still legible.

The Maine State Lottery will withhold Federal and State taxes at 24% and 5% respectively on prizes over $5000. It is important to understand that the taxes withheld, if any, may not cover your entire Federal or State tax obligations. The final tax amount owed will depend on your personal tax situation. As the Maine State Lottery or its employees cannot provide you with financial advice, you should talk with a professional tax advisor.

It takes five (5) business days for processing your claim. The claim form is an Abode Acrobat fillable form that you can download, complete on screen (PDF) and print from your local printer. You can get your free Adobe Reader from the Adobe website.

Address for claiming a prize in person or by courier delivery:

Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations
10 Water Street
Hallowell, ME 04347

Address for claiming a prize by mail:

Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations
8 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0008

You can call the Maine State Lottery for more details

(800) 452-8777 (Maine only)
(207) 287-3721
or write at MaineLottery@Maine.gov