Montana Big Sky Bonus



Mon, May 27, 2024


What are the MT Big Sky Bonus Draw Times?

Sales cut-off time is 7:28 pm MT the day of the drawing.  Approximately 2 minutes prior to draw time.

Draw Times
Sunday7:30 pm MT
Monday7:30 pm MT
Tuesday7:30 pm MT
Wednesday7:30 pm MT
Thursday7:30 pm MT
Friday7:30 pm MT
Saturday7:30 pm MT

How Can I Win the Montana Big Sky Bonus?

4 BallsJackpot!1 in 20,475
3 Balls$201 in 213
2 Balls$21 in 12
Bonus Ball$101 in 17

Overall odds of winning are 1 in 6.92.

How do I Play MT Big Sky Bonus?


    Select 4 numbers from 1 to 28 and one number from 1 to 17 from a separate pool of numbers. Use a playslip to mark your numbers or mark the Quick Pick (QP) box to randomly select any or all of your numbers for each play.


    MT Big Sky Bonus tickets cost $2 per play. Montana Big Sky Bonus sales are suspended two minutes prior to the draw and must be purchased from a licensed lottery retailer.


    Request up to 7 consecutive draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Advance Play lets you play multiple consecutive draws. Draws cannot be skipped.

Montana Big Sky Bonus FAQs

Playing MT Big Sky Bonus

Q: Which has better odds — picking my own numbers or requesting a Quick Pick?

A: Whether you pick your own numbers or have the terminal randomly select numbers for you, the odds of winning are the same.

Purchasing Tickets

Q: How much do Montana Big Sky Bonus tickets cost?

A: MT Big Sky Bonus tickets cost $2 per play.

Q: Can I purchase MT Big Sky Bonus tickets in advance?

A: To play multiple upcoming draws, request from 2 to 7 Multi Draws either on the playslip or through the retailer. Multi Draws will include the next upcoming draw and be consecutive from that draw. Draws cannot be skipped.

Q: How late can I purchase Montana Big Sky Bonus tickets on a draw night?

A: MT Big Sky Bonus sales are suspended two minutes prior to the draw.

Prizes and Claims

Q: Do Montana Big Sky Bonus tickets expire?

A: Prizes must be claimed within 6 months of the draw date on which the prize was won.

Q: Do I have to match the numbers in the exact order drawn?

A: No. The order of the white ball numbers drawn does not matter.  However, the Bonus Ball must match the winning Bonus Ball exactly.

Q: I lost my ticket. Can I claim a prize with a playslip or store receipt?

A: Montana Big Sky Bonus prizes can only be claimed with a ticket printed from the lottery terminal. Playslips or store receipts will not constitute proof of purchase. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning the person who presents the ticket for claim will be presumed to be the owner. Always sign the back of any lottery ticket immediately. If you lose a ticket before you sign it, you no longer have valid ownership of the ticket.

What is Montana Big Sky Bonus?

Montana Big Sky Bonus is a single-state progressive jackpot game with drawings held at 7:30 p.m. MT every day.  Sales stop approximately 2 minutes prior to the draw time.  All Montana Lottery numbers are available immediately after each drawing.

Four numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 28 and if all your numbers match the drawn numbers, you win the jackpot.  If other players also match all four numbers, the jackpot prize will be shared in equal amounts.  An additional ball is selected from a separate pool of ball numbered 1 to 17.  Matching this Bonus Number can win you prizes as well.

Each Montana Big Sky Bonus ticket is $2.

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