Even though many of us think that the only way you can win BIG MONEY in the lottery is on games like Powerball, there are some scratch-off tickets that have massive prizes.

And the big winnings don't always come from the tickets that cost $20 or $30, either.  There are several $5 scratch-off games that have top prizes of $250,000.

In November 2023, two people won huge piles of cash off scratch-off tickets.

According to the Maine State Lottery Facebook page, a man named Stewart won just over $570,000 from a ticket purchase in Hancock.  It appears that he won on a Maine Ca$h ticket.

There was an even bigger winner in Maine last month, though.

A Benton man named Richard won a million dollars from an Instant Millions ticket.

Congratulations to both men.

If you're a regular player of Powerball, Mega Bucks, or Mega Millions, we are not saying that you should give up playing those games.  However, you may want to consider buying the occasional scratcher, too.

18 Maine Lottery Scratchers With Huge Jackpots

The maximum payout on each of these scratch tickets is at least $100,000. As of December 2023, these tickets are all still available. Learn more from the Maine State Lottery website.

Do you feel like you may have a problem with gambling?  There is help available.  Just call 1-800-662-4357.

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