Winners

How to Claim

Winning tickets with a value up to and including $600 may be redeemed at any Maryland Lottery retailer.  Winning tickets with a value of $5,000 or less may be redeemed at any Maryland Lottery Agent Plus location. Winning tickets with a value of $25,000 or less may be redeemed at either of the two Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Centers below. All winning tickets, including tickets with a value over $25,000 may be redeemed at the  Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore only.  Please allow at least 15 business days for processing a claim for any winning tickets with a value above $25,000.

When cashing a ticket above $600 you must present proof of your social security number and photo ID proof of being at least 18 years of age. Double check your photo ID and Social Security card to ensure your name is exactly the same on both documents as they need to match exactly to claim your winnings. Some acceptable forms of identification are:

  • An original signed card from the Social Security Administration;
  • A health insurance card containing your name and social security number;
  • A driver’s license containing your name and social security number;
  • A Medicare Card;
  • A Military ID;
  • A W-2 form or a pay stub issued by the claimant’s employer; or,
  • A 1099 form issued by a bank or other financial institution.

Players who win large prize amounts are encouraged to claim their winnings at the Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

Subscription prizes will be automatically paid to winners by mail.

Jackpot Prizes

Multi-Match will be paid as an annuity in 25 equal annual installments.

Mega Millions will be paid as an annuity with one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments.

Powerball will be paid as an annuity of 30 graduated payments over 29 years.

All jackpot prizes will be paid as an annuity unless the winner selects the “cash” payment method within 60 days of the ticket validation date, even though the winner has 182  days after the drawing to claim the jackpot prize. The “cash” payment amount will be lower than the announced jackpot prize. Variations in the announced jackpot prize may occur.

For prize payments over $5,000 taxes will be withheld as follows:

  • 25% Federal Tax
  • 8.75% State tax (Maryland residents)
  • 7.0 % State Tax (non-Maryland residents)

MAIL-IN CLAIM FORM
To process a payment by mail, download a claim form and mail it to:

Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center
1800 Washington Boulevard
Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21230

Please remember to include your social security number, proof of your social security number and photo ID proof of being at least 18 years of age.  Some acceptable forms of ID are noted above.  Please allow at least 15 business days for processing from the date the Lottery receives a claim through the mail.

DOWNLOAD CLAIM FORMCLICK HERE

MARYLAND LOTTERY CUSTOMER RESOURCE CENTERS

Maryland State Lottery Headquarters
Montgomery Park Business Center
1800 Washington Boulevard
Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21230
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: 410-230-8730

Please park in the RED LOT and call the attendant when you arrive. Once you are instructed on where to park, please visit the reception desk to your right after you go through the revolving doors.

Maryland State Lottery – Lanham Office
4451 Parliament Place
Building #26 – Suite H
Lanham, MD 20706
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: 301-918-4300

We request that you please arrive at either Customer Resource Center no later than 4:15 pm, in order to process your winnings in a timely manner.



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