Sports Bet Montana Pays Out over Half a Million

March 20, 2022 | Lottery News

HELENA, Montana (March 16, 2022) — Sports Bet Montana paid out just over $629,000 to Montana bettors in the last week while retailers earned more than $50,000 in commission.

Basketball earns an 85 percent handle for the week ending March 14. Special bets and hockey follow behind with a 4 percent handle, golf ending with 3 percent of all bets wagered. Bettors pocketed $629,060 in the last week while retailers saw over $50,700 in commission.

Sports Bet Montana, powered by the Montana Lottery, was launched after legislation passed in 2019 became law. Sports Bet was designed to benefit Montana players, Montana businesses and Montana citizens.

The Montana Lottery was created by citizen’s referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $774 million in prizes and returned approximately $302 million to the State of Montana and $83 million in retailer commissions.

SOURCE: The Montana Lottery.