Lottery will draw Contestants of the Game for May games on April 25
The Baltimore Orioles have been slugging plenty of home runs so far this season, and when they hit their 50th homer of 2023, a Maryland Lottery player is going to win $50,000. It’s all part of the Home Run Riches Contestant of the Game Promotion.
Lottery players can enter any FAST PLAY Home Run Riches ticket into their My Lottery Rewards accounts for the chance to be a Contestant of the Game. The Lottery selects one Contestant for each of the Orioles’ 162 regular season games. The winners receive $500 for being selected and an additional $500 for each home run the Orioles hit in their game.
To celebrate the Lottery’s 50th anniversary, the Contestant of the Game when the Orioles hit their 50th home run of the season will win $50,000! The O’s have already belted 22 home runs through their first 16 games. They could get to 50 before the end of May — so now’s the time to enter! Contestants of the Game are drawn monthly, and the winners for the 28 games in May will be selected on April 25. The deadline to be part of that drawing is 11:59 p.m. on April 24.
No matter when the 50th home run happens, there will still be more chances to be a Contestant of the Game. There are four additional drawings from May through August. And in the final drawing on Aug. 29, the Lottery will also select one winner for another $50,000 prize.
Home Run Riches FAST PLAY tickets are $5 and are available for purchase from the terminals and self-service vending machines at all Maryland Lottery retailers. The game has a progressive jackpot top prize that starts at $40,000 and increases with the sale of each Home Run Riches ticket until a jackpot-winning ticket is sold. There are also thousands of additional prizes, ranging from $5 to $5,000.