40 Rubies 2nd Chance Contest & 40th Anniversary Promotion

Monday, January 7th, 2013
40 Rubies

UPDATE: Fourth 40 Rubies Winners Announced

UPDATE: Third 40 Rubies Winners Announced

UPDATE: Second 40 Rubies Winners Announced

UPDATE: First 40 Rubies Winners Announced

Enter the 40 Rubies 2nd chance contest (official rules) to win cash prizes up to $40,000 simply by mailing in one non-winning Maryland Lottery 40 Rubies scratch-off ticket.

Four contest drawings will be conducted between February 2013 and August 2013. At each of the four drawings three winners will win $4,000 and one winner will win $40,000. Entries must be received by 10 AM on one of the four drawing entry deadline dates to be eligible for that drawing.

Drawing Entry
# of
Prizes Winners
February 13, 2013
at 10 AM
4 3 – $4,000 prizes
1 – $40,000 prize
May 1, 2013
at 10 AM
4 3 – $4,000 prizes
1 – $40,000 prize
June 25, 2013
at 10 AM
4 3 – $4,000 prizes
1 – $40,000 prize
August 15, 2013
at 10 AM
4 3 – $4,000 prizes
1 – $40,000 prize

40th Anniversary Following each contest drawings, all winners will be invited to attend and participate in our 40th Anniversary giveaway event to learn which prize they have won.

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Players are  also encouraged to attend each of the events where the Lottery will be giving away additional prizes including 40th anniversary promotional items and red $40 gift cards. Event dates and times are subject to change.

Event Location Event Date
Baltimore Museum
of Industry Fundraiser
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Wine in the Woods Saturday, May 18, 2013
Aberdeen Ironbirds*This event has been cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Winners information will be updated
once they are notified.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Maryland State Fair Saturday, August 31, 2013


To enter the contest, send in any non-winning ticket with your name, address and preferably, phone number and/or email address on the back of the ticket to:

40 Rubies 2nd Chance Contest
Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
P.O. Box 27103
Baltimore, MD 21230-0103

Entries may be mailed by placing appropriate postage on the upper right hand corner of the back of the Ticket or by mailing the Ticket in an envelope no larger than 4-1/2” x 9-1/2” in any direction. For complete contest rules and entry details, click here.

Let Yourself Play!

  • Tasheka Gibson

    I was cleaning out a old purse and found a 40 rubies winning ticket is it to late to cash it in.

    • mdlottery

      Unfortunately, the final claim date for the 40 Rubies scratch off was 4/24/17.

  • keedy03

    I have been trying to locate the FAST CASH scratch offs!!!!! Can anybody tell me where I can find them??

  • Jim Brittian

    Since this started months back, I have mailed in a total of 122 Tickets. My Question is, the tickets that were sent in early on; are those still in for the drawing. Do you start a new, or just keep adding to it.

    • mdlottery

      Jim: Entries are eligible for each drawing.

      • Jim Brittian

        So you are saying the tickets I mailed a few months ago were in there for todays drawing.

        • mdlottery


  • Drue Jones

    Just wanted to clear up a question about the 40 Rubies….
    Can all of my tickets be hand delivered to the Lotto Headquarters instead of my mail?
    Thanks Drue

    • mdlottery

      Drue: All submissions must be mailed to Lottery headquarters.

  • Alfie Wynn

    This week, I mailed in my 40 Rubies ticket. I am wishing to be one of the winners. I need to cash to take four grandchildren and teo great grandchildren to the beach. Thanks for considering for.the drawing. I’m excited.
    Alfreda Wynn

  • jmc

    do you have to be present to win?

    • mdlottery

      jmc: No you do not. Drawings are conducted at the Lottery. Winners are simply revealed at the event.