Lottery’s first new draw game since 2016 offers prizes up to $50,000
Building on the long-running success of its Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, the Maryland Lottery will add twice-daily drawings of Pick 5 to its lineup beginning Feb. 7.
Pick 5 drawings will be held middays and evenings following Pick 3 and Pick 4 and will be televised on WBAL-TV in Baltimore, with drawing videos available on mdlottery.com. Players can pick five-digit combinations or have them randomly selected by the Lottery’s computer system, and the game will offer 13 different bet types, similar to those available in Pick 3 and Pick 4. Tickets will be available for as little as 50 cents. Prizes start at $25 and range up to $50,000 for hitting the Pick 5 on a $1 straight bet.
“Pick 3 and Pick 4 have had years of enduring popularity and steadily increasing sales, so Pick 5 makes a perfect addition to our lineup,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin. “We’re confident that people who enjoy the daily number games are going to have a lot of fun with Pick 5.”
The addition of Pick 5 marks the first time since the January 2016 launch of Cash4Life that the Maryland Lottery has introduced a new draw game. Beginning Feb. 7, all midday and evening drawings on WBAL-TV will include Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5. Drawings of Bonus Match 5 will no longer be televised starting on the evening Feb. 7, but will be included in the evening drawings videos available on mdlottery.com.
In conjunction with the launch of Pick 5, the Lottery is retiring 5 Card Cash after the drawing on Feb. 6. Winners in any 5 Card Cash drawing have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. After Feb. 6, any 5 Card Cash players who won free tickets by having a pair of Aces, Kings, Queens or Jacks will be able to redeem their tickets for $2 in cash or receive a $2 credit toward another Lottery purchase. 5 Card Cash tickets will no longer be available after 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 6.
Users of the Maryland Lottery app or the My Lottery Rewards app should make sure their apps are updated with the new versions available on Feb. 7 to make sure they can check Pick 5 tickets, view winning numbers and create Pick 5 ePlayslips.
As with all other Maryland Lottery draw games, Pick 5 winners will have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. All retailers are authorized to redeem winning tickets valued up to $600. Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) retailers are authorized to redeem winning tickets valued up to $5,000. All six of Maryland’s licensed casinos and the Lottery office can redeem tickets valued up to $25,000. Players must redeem winning tickets with prizes larger than $25,000 at the Lottery’s Claims Center in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click here to schedule an appointment.