Maryland voters overwhelmingly approved a state lottery in 1972, by a margin of five to one in some counties. Sales for the Maryland Lotterys first weekly passive game began on May 15, 1973.
The Lotterys first numbers game was Pick 3, which launched on July 29, 1976. It wasnt until 1983 that another draw game, Pick 4, was introduced. Also in 1983, Maryland began Lotto at the price of two draws for $1. Keno has been an important game for the Maryland Lottery since its launch in 1996, and the monitor game was joined by Racetrax in 2007. These games all remain part of the Maryland Lotterys lineup of draw games, which also includes Multi-Match, Bonus Match 5, Powerball and Mega Millions. Maryland was a founding member of the last-named multistate game, which launched as The Big Game in 1996.
Maryland has a unique history in the instant ticket arena. Its first scratch ticket was released in 1976, but these games werent offered regularly until 1986, and in fact there were no instant games at all in the early 1980s.
A new era for Maryland began in 2008 when voters approved video lottery terminals at certain locations around the state. The first casino with the gaming machines, Hollywood Casino Perryville, opened in September 2010. Three are currently operating, the largest of which, Maryland Live!, opened in June 2012.
Most lottery revenues are deposited into the states General Fund to support such services and programs as education, public health, human resources, public safety and much more, all of which greatly benefit the citizens of Maryland. Historically, a portion of Lottery proceeds were earmarked for the Maryland Stadium Authority; currently, Mega Millions revenues provide this funding.
|News Archive |
|Sept 1, 2020 ||Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica to Receive Top Industry Honor |
|August 25, 2020 ||Maryland Lottery and Casinos Contribute $1.113 Billion to the State |
|July 25, 2020 ||Maryland Lottery Sales Up More Than 20 Percent Despite Coronavirus |
|July 25, 2020 ||The Maryland Lotterys Contestant of the Game Promotion is Back |
|July 20, 2020 ||Maryland Lottery Introduces New Ravens-themed Scratch-offs |
|June 5, 2020 ||Casino Revenues, Contributions to the State Down More Than 20% Compared to Last Year |
|December 10, 2019 ||Maryland Lotterys Player Loyalty Program Adds Coupon Rewards |
|August 9, 2019 ||Maryland Lottery, Casinos Establish New Records in 2019 |
|March 4, 2019 ||Local and Out-of-State Firm Selected to Share $115.5 Million Maryland Lottery Contract |
|January 9, 2018 ||Maryland Lottery Receives Responsible Gambling Certification |
|News Archive for CY2018 |
|September 10, 2018 ||Maryland Lottery Uses Automated Sorter to Expedite Shipments of Scratch-Off Tickets |
|August 23, 2018 ||Maryland Lottery and Gaming Marketing Chief Returns to Agency |
|August 8, 2018 ||Maryland Lottery and Casinos Break All-Time Records in Fiscal Year 2018 |
|March 28, 2018 ||Worldwide Lottery Sales Top US$304 Billion |
|News Archive for CY2017 |
|December 6, 2017 ||Maryland Lottery Director to Lead Mega Millions Consortium |
|September 26, 2017 ||Maryland Lottery and Gaming Hires New Managing Director |
|February 20, 2017 ||Senate Panel Approves Appointee to Head Maryland Lottery |
|August 22, 2017 ||Maryland Lottery Sales Rank 9th in the Nation |
|August 4, 2017 ||Gordon Medenica: Maryland Lottery Director |
|February 27, 2017 ||Maryland Senate Confirms Lottery Director in 27-17 Vote |
|News Archive for CY2016 |
|December 17, 2016 ||Maryland’s Love Affair with the Lottery at an All-Time High |
|December 14, 2016 ||Maryland Lottery Sales Rose 6.8 Percent in November, Aided by Large Powerball Jackpots |
|November 17, 2016 ||Maryland Lottery to Offer $30 Scratch-Off Tickets |
|October 27, 2016 ||September was ‘ Challenging ‘ Month for State Lottery |
|October 13, 2016 ||Maryland Lotterys Successful $10 Instant Ticket Shines With Pollard Banknotes Innovative Scratch FX® |
|October 4, 2016 ||IGT File Second Protest in Respect of Maryland Lottery Contract |
|September 28, 2016 ||Lottery Director Defends Choosing Contract with Highest Cost |
|September 18, 2016 ||Losing MD Lottery Bidder Protests “Materially Flawed Evaluation” |
|September 16, 2016 ||Maryland Lottery Celebrates State Pride with New Scratch-Off Ticket |
|August 31, 2016 ||Maryland Lottery Treats Some Lucky Ravens Fans |
|August 10, 2016 ||Maryland Lottery Sets All-Time Record for Sales and Profits |
|July 25, 2016 ||Packers, Wisconsin Lottery Announce New Scratch Tickets |
|July 12, 2016 ||Maryland Lottery Dedicates Buddy Roogow Winners Circle |
|July 10, 2016 ||Around $20 Million Lottery Prize Money Goes Unclaimed Every Year |
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Maryland Lottery Introduces New Ravens-themed Scratch-offs
(Baltimore) вЂ“ 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 and $5 Ravens scratch-off tickets. In addition, the fan-favorite second-chance promotion returns.
The $5 Ravens ticket features seven top prizes of $100,000, while the $2 ticket has seven top prizes of $20,000. Both games hit shelves today at Lottery retail locations across the state.
“We know our players look forward to football season and our Ravens tickets every year вЂ“ this year maybe even more than in the past,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. “Marylanders are excited about the team and about seeing live sports again.”В
Although the second-chance promotion offers the same prizes as last year’s contest, there are a few changes. Any prize that includes tickets to a Ravens game will be awarded for the 2021 season. The “Travel with the Team” prize will also take place next year, with the location to be determined.
To enter the second-chance promotion, players can submit non-winning Ravens scratch-offs into their My Lottery Rewards accounts, and then choose which prize drawings they would like to enter. Each non-winning $2 ticket offers two entries, while each non-winning $5 ticket will give players five second-chance entries. Here are the promotion details:
- Six grand prize finalists will each win $10,000, and one of those six will win season tickets for 20 years.
- Six additional winners will each receive $10,000.
- Two winners will travel with the team to see a Ravens away game during the 2021 season.
- Two winners will each receive club-level and one winner will receive lower-level season tickets for 2021 Ravens home games, plus a $500 shopping spree in the team store.
- Ten winners will each receive season tickets for 2021 Ravens home games, plus $250 in Ravens Bucks, which can be used for food and merchandise purchases at the stadium on game days.
- Ten winners will be selected to each win $5,000 cash and to participate in the Ravens Pass for Cash On-field Experience during the 2021 season.
“We appreciate the continued support of the Maryland Lottery,” Ravens President Dick Cass stated.В “For the 12thВ straight year, our fans will have the opportunity to win exciting Ravens prizes by playing these unique scratch-off tickets.”
Second-chance promotion offers nearly $500,000 in cash and experiential prizes