Maryland Lottery Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

Monday, March 4th, 2013
Maryland Lottery 40th Anniversary

“40 Years/40 Stories” details Lottery’s history  

 The year was 1973. Polyester pants were in fashion, disco music pulsed across the nation, and the Maryland Lottery opened its doors for the very first time. Now, 40 years later, the Maryland Lottery is celebrating its ruby anniversary with a featured exhibit, “40 Year/40 Stories,” at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI). The multi-faceted exhibit, which opens to the public on March 3, will provide visitors with an in-depth look at the Maryland Lottery’s economic and social role in the state’s history and will feature historic newspaper articles, unique game components, iconic scratch-off tickets, vintage print and commercial advertising and an eclectic array of photographs and visuals that span 40 years.

SEE ALSO: Share your favorite Maryland Lottery moments on
Twitter using hashtag #mdlottery40

“We spent almost a year doing research in preparation for the exhibit,” said Maryland Lottery Director of Communications Carole Everett. “The Maryland Lottery is a multi-dimensional organization that is far more complex than most people realize.  We believe the public will find ‘40 Years/40 Stories’ thoroughly enjoyable and interesting.”

The exhibit will be open to attendees of the BMI’s annual Bull and Oyster Roast fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The Lottery will also announce the first set of winners from the 40 Rubies scratch-off second-chance contest and broadcast the Pick 3/Pick 4 drawing live from the museum during the event on partner station WBAL-TV at 7:57 p.m.

The Maryland Lottery is encouraging its players to share in the anniversary celebration on Twitter by sharing their favorite Lottery moments using the hashtag #mdlottery40.

“40 Years/40 Stories” was created in collaboration with independent design consultant Jeremy Hoffman.  Hoffman, a Baltimore native and MICA graduate, specializes in museum and environmental projects.  The exhibit, which is expected to run through the fall, will be open to the public during regular museum hours, which are Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about the BMI or the exhibit, click here.

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