Increase Your Winnings

Monday, October 18th, 2010

When you play Mega Millions and Powerball in Maryland.

FOR ONE DOLLAR MORE PER GAME YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO:

- Automatically win $1,000,000 when you match 5 white balls
- Multiply your winnings on all other non-jackpot prizes

    Just add Power Play when you play Powerball or add Megaplier when you play Mega Millions for your chance to win even more.

    • G.Johnson

      How can the Daily and Evening Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings be seen live in the Washington DC area. We know in the Baltimore area they are shown live but they are not shown in DC ?????

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        G.Johnson: The Lottery has attempted to address this issue through agreements with other television stations around the state to broadcast our drawings. Unfortunately, these arrangements proved unsatisfactory due to an inability of potential partners to guarantee the time needed to air all of our drawings. We continue to explore additional avenues that meet our broadcast requirements and that can fit within our budget.

        Please remember that, along with the winning numbers line (410-230-8830), winning numbers always can be found on our website, in many local newspapers and by visiting any of the more than 4,000 Maryland Lottery retail locations across the State.

        Thanks for taking the time to write in. We appreciate hearing from all of our players.

    • salice romaine hill

      Has anyone in the state of Maryland every won a million dollar prize more than once in various lottery games.

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        salice: Not in recent memory.

    • Bud Williams

      The multiplier for Mega Millions, is this promotional or will it be permanent? I like the fact where we can have a Mega Ball now. How about in Multi Match. Will that have a multiplier at some point?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        Bud: The Megaplier is here to stay. We do not have any plans for a multiplier feature for Multi-Match.

    • rd

      since there are so many states in the games which state does the drawing and how is it shown in various states

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        rd: Mega Millions is drawn in Atlanta and Powerball is drawn in Orlando. All other states get a feed to air on their local stations.

    • William Reedy

      Is there any place that i can go to find all of the winning number combinations that have been drawn for megamillions since the game first started?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        William:
        At this time we do not have this feature, however, we are working on a solution for our players. We hope to have this ready shortly. Please stay tuned.

    • Rose

      Platinum Rewards-What is the percentage sold so far?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        Rose: Platinum Rewards is 77% sold.

    • Rose

      It seems that Platinum Rewards scratchoffs are getting harder to find. Can you tell me where I can find them in zip code 21921? What is the percentage sold to date?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        Rose: Try Jayco Liquors at 1101 e. pulaski hwy.

    • R.Cuthbert

      Even trying to win anything on the scratch-offs is a joke anymore…. spend $60-$70 on the same ticket just to “win” $7, $10 or $15 back… it’s a scam!

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        R.Cuthbert: We’re sorry you feel this way. Hopefully the following explanations for our games can help.

        Winning scratch-off tickets are distributed randomly throughout an entire game. If the average chance of winning a prize is 1:5, this does not mean there is an automatic winner within every five consecutive tickets. There is no pattern as to where winning tickets will occur. Just as the possibility of purchasing a winning ticket exists, it is also possible to buy multiple tickets back-to-back without receiving a winner at all. Like all Lottery games, scratch-off results are purely the luck of the draw and are simply a matter of random chance. In addition, the odds on the back of the ticket are the ‘overall odds,’ which is best described as the ratio of winning tickets to non-winning tickets from all tickets printed for the game.

        In addition, winning numbers have always been – and will continue to be – purely the luck of the draw and a matter of random chance. Numbers drawn for each of the Lottery’s daily drawing games are arbitrary. Every time a ball is drawn, it is an independent and unique event, completely unaffected by what ball was drawn seconds, hours, days, or weeks earlier. In addition, each ball drawn has the same exact chance of being drawn as any other ball in the machine, at any point in time.

        Thanks for writing in. We appreciate hearing from our players. Good luck with future play.

    • Charlene Scott

      Have the computer been upgraded to include the megaplier, since everything is electronic?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        Charlene: Yes, everything is ready to accept players request for the Megaplier feature with Mega Millions.

    • http://marylandlottery.com madie

      when does the multipiler start in maryland?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        madie: It started today, Monday, October 18. Read more here.

    • ND Mitchell

      Also, since Multi-Match moved to Mondays and Thursdays, when will the new play slips/forms be available? I have looked in numerous locations especially in Elkridge and can’t find any except the old ones which are not being used at this time. Please help.

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        ND Mitchell: As old playslips are used, retailers are receiving new Multi-Match playslips featuring the new days. Because the Multi-Match’s game play wasn’t changed, like the new Megaplier feature from Mega Millions, there hasn’t been a committed effort to replace them immediately. Please keep in mind that the original/old Multi-Match playslips still work at all lottery retailers.

    • ND Mitchell

      Mega Millions Megaplier..will new play forms/slips be available? If so, when so I can be on the lookout for it especially in Elkridge like Cindy’s Skylight Liquors and Baskin-Robbins.
      Thanks.

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        ND Mitchell: Play slips have been revised and are being made available by our sales representatives at all 4,000+ lottery locations across the state as of Monday, October 18. If you can’t find new playslips are your favorite lottery retailer, please let us know and we’ll drop some off as soon as possible.

    • http://Verizon Lynn Snodderly

      When will Powerball be available on subscription?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        Lynn: Unfortunately, there are no plans for a Powerball subscription at this time. If plans change, we’ll let you know.

    • ctabb

      I’v very excited Maryland finally added the magaplier. The surrounding states have had it for years. Its a great way to obtain higher winnings

    • Ross Campbell

      I am a subscriber to the Mega Millions game. Can I upgrade to the Megaplier option with my current subscription which started about one month ago? If so, how do I go about doing that?

      • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

        Ross: You sure can update your subscription. Please contact our subscriptions department at 410-230-8800.

    • Mrs. A. Anderson

      It’s about time! Always going to DC for the Mega Millions multiplier, now I can multiply Mega in Maryland, and WIN BIGGER!!



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