Category Archives: Lottery News

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 [...]

If You Play the Lottery, Play it Safe

Numerous options available for responsible Lottery play While Maryland Lottery tickets can still be purchased during the coronavirus pandemic, we strongly encourage Lottery players to take necessary precautions and practice social distancing to keep the virus from spreading. Here are some suggestions: Use playslips and your own pen or pencil: Paper playslips are available at […]

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Encourages Responsible Play

Agency participates in Problem Gambling Awareness Month Maryland Lottery and Gaming works every day to encourage players to enjoy Lottery and casino games responsibly, and March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month – a time to highlight these year-round efforts. Lottery and casino games are meant to be fun and entertaining, and a few simple practices […]

Governor Honors Lottery Employees with Customer Service Heroes Award

Digital Manager Melanie Losover (center left) and Human Resources Officer Bavan Smith (center right) hold the citations they were given by Gov. Larry Hogan (center) on Feb. 19 in Annapolis. Digital manager, human resources officer earn kudos Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan this week honored two Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency employees with his Customer […]

Play Fast, Win Fast: New FAST PLAY Games Now Available!

Maryland Lottery’s FAST PLAY games offer new ways to win instantly Great news, everyone! FAST PLAY games are now available from the Maryland Lottery. FAST PLAY games are instant tickets that you don’t have to scratch. They are printed by Lottery terminals and self-service vending machines, just like draw game tickets. But you find out [...]

Play Fast, Win Fast: New FAST PLAY Games Launch on Feb. 10

Maryland Lottery’s FAST PLAY games offer new ways to win instantly Great news, everyone! Next week the Maryland Lottery will launch a whole new category of games called FAST PLAY. FAST PLAY games are instant tickets that you don’t have to scratch. They are printed by Lottery terminals and self-service vending machines, just like draw [...]

Lottery Players Offered Chance to Win Playoff Tickets with Ravens Scratch-offs

Postseason opportunities available through second-chance promotion Purple fever is sweeping across the state after the Ravens won the AFC North Division last night, ensuring at least one home playoff game in Baltimore. Players can enter for the chance to win a Ravens postseason game-day package and cash through the Maryland Lottery’s Ravens second-chance promotion. Lottery [...]

Gift Responsibly: Lottery Games Are Not For Children

Maryland Lottery joins annual international campaign to promote responsible play The holidays are around the corner, and with the gift-giving season about to begin, the Maryland Lottery offers a reminder that lottery tickets are not for children. The Maryland Lottery prohibits its retailers from selling tickets to anyone under the age of 18, and the […]

Thanksgiving Comes Early for Lottery Winners Traveling with the Ravens

Dawn Trusty (left) and Donna Price hope to bring home a win when they travel with the Ravens to the Los Angeles Rams game this weekend. Exclusive trip with the team to Los Angeles takes flight this weekend Two Maryland Lottery players have something extra to be thankful for this holiday season. Donna Price from […]