There is, yet again, another chance for someone to win over $1,000,000,000 dollars with another record lottery jackpot. If you are a person who happens to play the Montana Lottery, and live in Montana, if you win one of these jackpots, it may be a good thing.

You Can Remain Anonymous In Montana

If you are lucky enough to win a lottery jackpot, in Montana you do not have to have your identity revealed. You can remain anonymous according to state law. The Montana Lottery website states:

Under Montana law, the name of a Montana Lottery winner is not public information and we do not release the names of our winners without the expressed permission of the winner, themselves.

There is one good thing about being a lottery winner in Montana you can remain anonymous. On the other hand, actually wining a lottery jackpot in Montana is a rarity.  When it comes to winning jackpots, Montana is one of the "unluckiest" states in the nation.

Montana Had a Winning Montana Millionaire Ticket That Didn't Get Claimed

Montana has been unlucky, not just in major lotteries, but in our local lottery as well. There was a $1,000,000 wining lottery ticket for the last "Montana Millionaire Game" that was never redeemed.

If You Are A Winner Here Is A Tip

If you happen to win a lottery jackpot there are at least two things that you should do right away:

  • Sign the back of the ticket as soon as you can.
  • Take a selfie with the winning ticket as further insurance you are the winner.

Lottery Options

Everything after that is up to the winner. There are two options for taking the winnings. The winner can take the jackpot as an annuity, which will pay the entire jackpot over a 30 year span. The other option is to take a "lump sum" which is a fraction of the total jackpot. Both options will be taxed, by both federally and by the state of Montana.

If you plan on playing the lottery, I wish you all luck. Please play responsibly.

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