Category Archives: Lottery News

The Week in Winners: Maryland Lottery Makes Two New Millionaires in Baltimore and Chestertown

Prizes totaling more than $36.6 million won during the week ending April 4 The Maryland Lottery generated two new millionaires in the seven days ending April 4, one each in Baltimore City and Chestertown. A Lottery player in Chestertown purchased a Mega Millions ticket and matched the first five balls, but not the Mega Ball, [...]

Promoting Responsible Play a Top Priority for Maryland Lottery and Gaming

Agency joins national observance of March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month With March designated as Problem Gambling Awareness Month, Maryland Lottery and Gaming strongly emphasizes responsible play and encourages Marylanders to learn about confidential free and low-cost problem gambling resources. “We want people to enjoy playing our games responsibly and always within their budget,” said [...]

Maryland Lottery Announces 12th Ravens “Seats for 20 Years” Winner

Cambridge man scores touchdown with grand prize The Maryland Lottery’s ever-popular Ravens second-chance promotion generated more than 3.7 million entries, including more than 1 million entries submitted for the coveted “Seats for 20 Years” prize. Six finalists were randomly selected from six separate drawings, each winning $10,000. And, the grand-prize winner was Eric Hall of […]

Ocean City Vending Attendant Collects Lots of Coin with 100X The Cash Scratch-Off

Claims first $1 million prize on new $20 scratch-off An amusement vending machine attendant in Ocean City is a millionaire after hooking a huge prize from a Maryland Lottery scratch-off. The Millsboro, Delaware man scooped up the first $1 million top prize on the 100X The Cash instant ticket, which he purchased from a local […]

Maryland Lottery Claims Center to be Closed for Two Weeks

Baltimore Claims Center will reopen on Jan. 4 The Maryland Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore will be closed for the last two weeks of December and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4.  Lottery retailers and Maryland’s six casinos will continue to cash tickets without interruption. As part of the State of Maryland’s response to the […]

Lottery Games: Gift Responsibly This Holiday Season

Maryland Lottery joins annual international campaign to promote responsible play The upcoming Thanksgiving weekend often signals the start of holiday shopping. As you plan your gift buying for family members of all ages, the Maryland Lottery offers a reminder that while lottery tickets are great fun for adults, they are not an appropriate gift for [...]

Update Your MD Lottery App by November 30

New version of the MD Lottery app now available There is a new version of the MD Lottery mobile app now available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Please make sure you update your app by Nov. 30. After that date, older versions of the app will no longer be supported, so it will [...]

Day to Serve: Maryland Lottery and Gaming Cleans Up in Carroll Park

Event part of Governor’s annual service initiative for state agencies A group of 17 Maryland Lottery and Gaming staffers and two representatives from the Governor’s Office joined forces for a clean-up project in Baltimore’s Carroll Park on Oct. 20. The event was part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Day to Serve initiative, in which state employees [...]

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Celebrates Customer Experience Day

Agency supports ongoing commitment to a culture of service Maryland Lottery and Gaming is proud to participate with other state agencies in Customer Experience Day on Oct. 6, a global celebration of organizations and professionals focused on creating positive experiences for their customers. Led by the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA), this annual event includes [...]

Maryland Lottery Daily Drawings Studio Gets a Makeover

New on-air presentation, personalities, drawing machines make their debut The Maryland Lottery’s daily televised drawings have a whole new look. For the first time in more than a decade, the Maryland Lottery has reimagined the visual presentation of its drawings, working with television partner WBAL-TV to upgrade the studio where the broadcasts originate to create […]

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica to Receive Top Industry Honor

Medenica to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame will induct industry veteran Gordon Medenica, recognizing him for his many years of successful leadership. The Hall of Fame honors individuals who are dedicated to promoting excellence and integrity in the lottery industry. The announcement was made yesterday […]

Maryland Lottery and Casinos Contribute $1.113 Billion to the State

Lottery narrowly misses all-time record despite pandemic The Maryland Lottery and the state’s six casinos combined to contribute $1.113 billion to Maryland’s good causes in Fiscal Year 2020, with Lottery profits falling just shy of last year’s record-setting figure in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, the Lottery and casinos support a wide variety of [...]

Maryland Lottery Introduces New Ravens-themed Scratch-offs

Second-chance promotion offers nearly $500,000 in cash and experiential prizes Although the 2020 football season may look a little different than past years, the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens are teammates for the 12th consecutive year, and are once again partnering on the popular Ravens-themed scratch-offs. The two organizations have collaborated to introduce $2 [...]

Lottery Claims Deadline Extended During COVID-19 State of Emergency

Tickets expiring after March 5 can still be redeemed by Lottery Claims Center To ensure that Maryland Lottery winners have ample opportunity to claim prizes, claiming deadlines have been temporarily extended during the COVID-19 state of emergency, allowing players to redeem winning tickets with drawing dates as far back as Sept. 5, 2019. Typically, Maryland [...]

Maryland Lottery Claims Center Open by Appointment Only

Lottery winners can schedule appointments online or by phone The Maryland Lottery Claims Center is open to the public by appointment only. Schedule your appointment online here. The Claims Center, located in the Montgomery Park Business Center at 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore, had been closed since March 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In [...]

Maryland Lottery Addresses Safety Concerns During Coronavirus Pandemic

Agency takes multi-pronged approach to incorporating health and safety measures Over the past month, the Maryland Lottery has made numerous adjustments to its operations to focus on the health and safety of Maryland citizens during the coronavirus pandemic. The Agency continues to do what it can by taking appropriate actions to protect players, staff and [...]