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Maryland Lottery Adds Pick 5 to Daily Game Lineup

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 […]

Maryland Lottery, Casinos Contribute Record-Breaking $1.391 Billion to the State in FY2021

Lottery profits, casino contributions to Maryland both reach all-time highs The Maryland Lottery and the state’s six casinos combined to deliver a record-breaking total of more than $1.391 billion in funding for vital state programs and services in Fiscal Year 2021. The Maryland Lottery shattered its previous profit record by 12.5%, while the casinos generated [...]

Governor Names New Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director

John A. Martin assumes leadership of Agency on July 1 Governor Larry Hogan has named John A. Martin to serve as Director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Martin succeeds Gordon Medenica, who was appointed in 2015 and announced his retirement in April. Since 2015, Martin has been the Agency’s Managing Director and […]

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 […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 is located in the Montgomery Park Business Center at 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. In order to ensure the safety of the Lottery’s customers and [...]

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 […]

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 […]

Hollywood Casino Perryville Expands Lottery Cashing Limit

Cecil County casino becomes fourth location to redeem Lottery tickets valued up to $25,000 Winners of Maryland Lottery prizes ranging from $5,001 to $25,000 now have four locations to redeem their tickets. Hollywood Casino in Perryville (1201 Chesapeake Overlook Parkway) has joined two other Maryland casinos and Lottery headquarters in redeeming tickets valued up to […]